Thursday, July 24, 2008
Some music can be soothing and relaxing for humans, but it has also a similar effect on animals. Mongolians have used morin khuur music and soft singing whenever there was an animal of the herd rejecting its baby and not letting it suckle (that often happens in the case of first time mothers that have had a difficult delivery). A person would play a melody on the morin khuur and a word would be sung repeatedly, like in the case of a camel, they would use the word "khoos". After some time, the animal would start shedding tears and it would receive its baby. Listen:
Photo and audio clip from the great, great classic "The Story of the weeping camel" by Byambasuren Davaa.