Mongolia Monday- Mongol Musicians Cover American And British Rock Songs

One of the fun things about exploring and learning about other cultures is seeing how familiar things like rock music are taken up and reinterpreted.

I’ve found a number of gems on YouTube:

A Sound, a particular favorite of mine who I would love to see live sometime, takes on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by George Harrison and pulls it off very nicely:

Another group, Signal, created this dramatic video cover of Daughtry’s “Over You”:

A Sound seems to have gotten their start on the Mongol version of American Idol, “The Universe’s Best Songs”. Fun to see them in the beginning and how polished they’ve become in the first video above. Here’s their performance of Maroon 5’s “This Love” from the tv broadcast:

Finally, this young Mongol guy kept it simple. Nice voice, a guitar, the Mongolian flag in the background and Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”:

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