I enjoyed this so much, the music and the costume, that I decided to post it here. Does anybody else here appreciate this?
When I lived in Israel, I visited some extremely traditional Hungarian families for the Sabbath. These people were straight out of the 19th century, spoke only Yiddish and sang Sabbath songs that had been passed down through the generations. The songs were crude by modern standards, but they stuck in my mind – and now that I’ve discovered Mongolian music, I recognize some similarities, echoes of an ancient link. Yes, this Mongolian music brought me back to that Sabbath table in Jerusalem. Not that Hungarian Jews had throat-singing, but there are definitely some similarities.
Edit: I just came across a collection of Tatar music, and the description included this:
Tatarstan is an autonomous republic within Russia, where the largest ethnic group are the Tatars. Their traditional music is a mixture of Turkic and Finno-Ugric elements, reportedly bridging Mongolian and Hungarian music.
So it wasn’t just my imagination.