I’ve been working on a story about Nisvanis for the past few days. Subsequently, I’ve made my way through several of their music videos, some of which I thought I’d share.
Nisvanis, which formed in 1996, is Mongolia’s first grunge band. Heavily inspired by Nirvana, they brought a new sound of rock music to Mongolia, helping to change the musical landscape. As lead singer Amgaa told me, “Nisvanis is the bridge of Mongolian rock music from the hard times to the good times – from socialism to now. In the beginning of the 1990s, rock music was almost dead. We took what existed of rock music then, and ushered in the new era of Mongolian rock music.”