- Jun 2018
- New York
The internet may change that. Consider that these have gone viral...
Western influenced perhaps, but they're singing in Mongolian and using Mongolian instruments.
These guys are awesome.
As for the world 'bowing down' before western music. That might just be marketing for more popular stuff, what people generally like, etc. Music is for everybody, doesn't matter where it comes from. More traditional music doesn't usually make it's way out of its own community. Add something else to it, give it a reoccurring tune/lyrics, just make it as generally appeasing to ones ear as possible and it'll spread.
One could also argue that the western world is at the head of the music industry in terms of sheer universal output. And universal appeal. (If you want to narrow it down even more one could argue it's the US that does this.)