Routes Nomades

Concerts, tours, records and cultural mediation around the Mongolian musical traditions.​

Towards the west, appear the snow-capped summits in the horizon. It’s Altai! The caravan halts a moment. People pray with the eyes full of tears. By the smell of the air, everyone seems to recognize the Altai wind.

— Galsan Tschinag, The Caravan

About us

Born from the meeting between Johanni Curtet, musician & ethnomusicologist, and Tserendavaa Dashdorj, khöömii performer & nomadic herder, it’s been 12 years since the association Routes Nomades has been developing musical and heritage projects around khöömii, Mongolian overtone singing.

Started our adventure on the paths of Mongolia, from Ulaanbaatar to the High Altai, we have explored different musical horizons on the way since 2006; until the edition of the first Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii (2017), through the elaboration of the nomination file of the Mongolian Traditional Art of Khöömii on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (inscribed in 2010).

Other roads, mountains, steppes and beyond call us for a discovery…
Welcome to our site and enjoy the Nomadic Roads!