Batsükh Dorj

Batsükh Dorj
Batsükh Dorj playing the toshpuluur lute, by Sh. Nomindari, Tsengel 2015
Batsükh Dorj by J.Curtet, Tsengel 2017
Batsükh Dorj, by Sh. Nomindari, Tsengel 2015
Batsükh Dor and Johanni Curtet, by Alain Clavier 2022


Excerpt from the CD An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii
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In the framework of the CD An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii
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  • country:Mongolia
  • region:Altay
  • style(s):Throatsinging
  • label:Buda Musique
  • type:Solo, Duo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, a cappella, percussion, string, unplugged, lute, guitar
  • artist posted by:Routes Nomades

Line up

  • Batsükh Dorj (khöömii, toshpuluur, igil, khomus)
  • Johanni Curtet (khöömii, guitar, toshpuluur, khomus)


Tuvan Throat Singing from Mongolia

Batsükh is a young tuva khöömii performer, born in 1990 in the district of Tsengel, province of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia. Initiated by the tuvan master B. Papizan, he learnt khöömii with his brother Butemj, then developed himself by listening to the recordings. He graduated from the Music College of the Tuva Republic in Kyzyl, Russia.
He masters several techniques of khöömii, in Mongolian and Tuvanian styles: khöömii, isgeree (whistle khöömii), kharkhiraa (deep khöömii), ezengileer, borbagnadyr and igil fiddle, and toshpuluur lute.
He sings us about his nomadic culture through mountains and travels, notably by imitating the rhythms of horses and the flow of water. A rare and complete artist: luthier, he masters his own sound;and composer he brings a major contribution to his musical tradition.
His first CD appearance is on "An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii" released in january 2017. During his last tour in France in 2022 he recorded his first solo album at Studio du Faune with Johanni Curtet (arrangements). The album will be released in January 2023 with Buda Musique label.

An Anthology of Mongolian khöömii (2017, Buda Musique/Routes Nomades)
Ögbyelyerimgye ayan (Music For My Ancestors) with Johanni Curtet, first album release January 2023 (Routes Nomades/Buda Musique)

Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Lille, Musée des Confluences (Lyon), Festival Le Détours de Babel, L’Alhambra and MEG, Geneva (CH), Carrefour International de Valenciennes, Le Phénix-scène nationale de Valenciennes, Maison des cultures du monde-Vitré, …


"Ögbelerim - Music for my Ancestors" - Batsükh Dorj