When Mongolian metal band The HU uploaded its songs “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem” to YouTube in 2018, the group quickly became cultural ambassadors for their country, eventually earning them a spot on some of the biggest music festival lineups in the world.
The HU performs what they call “Hunnu Rock,” which is inspired by the ancient Mongolian empire known as The Huns, and their music features old Mongolian war cries and poetry through traditional Mongolian guttural throat singing.
According to the band’s website, all four members have bachelor’s or higher degrees in music, as well as several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific regions.
The band’s 2019 album, “The Gereg,” reached No. 103 on the Billboard 200 chart.There’s another album in the works, but a release date has yet to be set.
The HU will perform on April 15 and 22 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Members Jaya and Gala,…