The Hu To Receive Highest State Award

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Mongolian rock bound The Hu will be granted with the Order of Genghis Khan, the country’s highest state award. The band released their debut album, “The Gereg”, via Better Noise Music in September. The announcement was made by  Mongolian president Khaltmaa Battulga.

“On the National Pride Day, the president will award the highest state honor to The Hu band for promoting Mongolian culture in the world.”

The National Pride Day is a holiday in honor of the 857th anniversary of the birth of Genghis Khan. This festive date this year falls on November 27.

The Hu  stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring the band’s original style of music that it calls “Hunnu Rock.”