Edinburgh Tattoo: Genghis Khan story to be told

Edinburgh Tattoo will see the story of Genghis Khan. Picture: Toby Williams

Edinburgh Tattoo will see the story of Genghis Khan. Picture: Toby Williams

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RUTHLESS 13th-century warrior Genghis Khan is set to take Edinburgh by storm when a performance telling the story of his life and times is staged as part of this year’s Tattoo.

Musicians from the Mongolian armed forces will make their first ever visit to Britain to take part in the annual military extravaganza.

Around 70 performers will use music, song and dance to recount the story of the legendary conqueror who rose from humble roots to create the Mongol empire, covering large areas of Asia and China.

Tattoo producer Brigadier David Allfrey said: “He was an extraordinary soldier by any standards and as a military strategist he was frankly without compare.”

The brigadier visited Mongolia as part of a global talent-spotting trip for the Tattoo.

The show will include traditional throat singers who can produce two or more distinct pitches at the same time.

Brigadier Allfrey said: “It’s incredible. It sounds as if it should not come from a human being. It’s half way between a yodel and a bath emptying.”