First episode is available now
Critically acclaimed Mongolian rock outfit The Hu has released part one of a three-part mini docuseries, Citizens of the World, that encapsulates their career to date. The first episode is out now via Better Noise Music’s YouTube channel. In the episode, viewers get an introduction to the band’s four founding members–Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush—and to their traditional instrumentats, including the Morin Khuur, Tovshuur and Tumur Khuur, while presenting the band’s main message of inspiring listeners to awaken the warrior spirit inside of themselves and to use that courage to spread goodness throughout the world. The episode ends with the announcement of the band being named UNESCO’s “Artist For Peace” recipients for 2022.
The final two episodes, airing March 1st and 15th, respectively, will cover their journey to UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters where they received the designation in a ceremony held last December and their following concert at the renowned Casino de Paris. The docuseries was directed and co-produced by Michael Lombardi, who also co-directed the music video for their new single, “This Is Mongol (Warrior Souls)” featuring William DuVall of Alice In Chains, and was the lead actor/co-producer of the 2022 horror-thriller The Retaliators in which members of The Hu appeared and whose soundtrack included music from the band’s discography.
The Hu will be performing their first-ever virtual concert in the metaverse on March 30th in partnership with ARD Financial Group (ARD) featuring music from their 2022 album Rumble of Thudner and debut 2019 album The Gereg. Throughout the show, fans will experience a virtual world created by Metaforse that highlights the the band’s home country of Mongolia and its culture. The band will also be appearing across Europe this summer for festival season, including Download, Hellfest and others.
Stay tuned for updates on their next release, a deluxe version of Rumble of Thunder which will include guest appearances from some of rock’s top-charting musicians.
The band has spent the past five years dominating audiences across the globe with their self-branded genre of “hunnu rock”—a unique blend of Western modern rock/metal and Mongolian throat singing using traditional Mongolian instruments sung entirely in their native language. Having accumulated over 329 million combined streams and 290 million video views, two Top 5 Mainstream Rock charting singles, multiple sold out headlining global tours, festival appearances including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Download Festival and rave reviews from a variety of publications, and even Sir Elton John himself.