Nimaodzer

The bard Nimaodzer
The bard Nimaodzer
Nimaodzer was born in 1933 in Dalantai village, the present-day Yeke Naγur Sumu in Baγarin West Banner. Nimaodzer’s mother was a famous singer, and she also performed tales accompanied by the fiddle. During his childhood, Nimaodzer lived in the home of the famous bard Öskübuyan (1914-1979). Nimaodzer preserves many books of tales, of which he cites the titles. He performed, among many others, U Siyang Boo ečige-ben erigsen “How Wu Xiangbao Searched for His Father” , Ši noyan-u kereg sigügsen “Court Cases of Lord Shi”, Fen ǰuwang leü / Fenzhuang lou “Tale of a Boudoir”, and the cycle stories centred on the heroes of the Chinese novel Xi youji “Journey to the West”.

Further Information

For a full English translation of the biography, see Elisabetta Chiodo, “Life Stories and Achievements of Eastern Mongol Bards”, Ural-Altaische Jahrbücher NF 22, 2008, pp. 194-199 . The Mongolian texts of the biographies of the bards, on which the English translation is based, are published in Rinčindorǰi, Tuuličid quγurčid-un namtar böge mörgöl-ün iraγu nayiraγ , Beijing 2010, pp. 157-177, 195-214 .