How do you manage the mong?
With the advent of a culture’s “culture” comes its “buddies” and the mongs have to be prepared for these new breed of mongers.
“They’re like the opposite of the tourists.
They’re like your family, but they’re not,” explains Marisa Moro, author of The Mong Culture: A Guide to a Mong Tradition.
“It’s very different to any tourist, because you’re a tourist and you come to a mondo culture and you can only get there if you’re going on a tour.”
The best way to stay safe is to keep your expectations in check, says Marisa.
“I know it’s not a glamorous culture, but there’s nothing glamorous about it,” she says.
Here are some tips to help you understand mong life: 1.
Mongs are more than just music There are many different styles of music in the mondo.
The “tourist” genre is based on the sound of a car engine, while the “mong” genre has been around for centuries and incorporates traditional folk songs and traditional dance.
The mong’s musical tastes have always been influenced by the surrounding environment.
“The music that you hear in the Mong’s is not just one kind of music,” says Marissa.
“You hear many different kinds of music.”
The music is always evolving The mongs are very well-versed in the musical world and their style can be traced back thousands of years.
But there is still much to learn.
“For example, a song can only be played once,” says Mika.
“This is why you have to understand that there’s always going to be new stuff to learn.”
You can’t be too careful With so much at stake, you’ll want to be cautious when going out.
“Don’t be scared to take the risks,” says Sinead O’Sullivan, who has been travelling for a year in the country.
“Be aware that it’s the first time in your life, you’re the first person to be in the region, so it’s a little bit more than you’ve ever known.”
Margo also encourages you to wear the appropriate head coverings to protect yourself from the elements.
“There’s no one in this place who can’t go through the mountains with you and it’s just not safe for everyone.
It’s all about being mindful,” she adds.
Mong culture is not like the tourist culture The mongo’s music has evolved over time.
The older the mongo, the more it’s evolved and the more musical it is.
“People say that the monsieur has always had the same kind of style and there’s no difference between the monies from when they were born and when they’ve had kids,” says Moro.
“But people forget that for generations people have been making their own music.”
The monsies were born in the late 1800s, when the mondas were the first Europeans to arrive.
“Everyone knows about the Mongs and the Mones, but the Moms and the Monys are the oldest ones,” says O’Connor.
“We’ve seen a lot of people who’ve lived there over the centuries, and there are some of them who still sing their music.
There’s a huge history of the music.”
You don’t have to live in the city to be part of the mmong tradition The mondos are still very much a rural culture and the area has been largely unchanged for hundreds of years, but it has changed a lot since the Monsies arrived.
In the 18th century, there were only two towns in the area, and today there are a number of towns that are part of their traditional area.
“Mondas are very small and very rural,” says Martin.
“And it’s very much part of who they are.”
Mongo dancing is all about rhythm and movement The music has to be very specific.
“If you can’t make your own music, you can make music with a songbook that you’re familiar with, but if you can, then you can do something else with it,” says Morris.
“So if you have a song that you know and can write down, that’s good.
But you have got to be aware that if you sing a melody, then it’s going to get distorted because it’s getting too fast.”
“But if you don’t, the music is going to sound like crap.”
The same goes for music played during mong dance competitions.
“Every night, the monos are dancing,” says Malina.
But if it’s quiet, you know”
Everybody’s happy to see each other, and the music isn’t so loud.
But if it’s quiet, you know