Khusugtun Mongolian Music Concert

Friday, March 17, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Location: Mandel Hall

The Central Asian Studies Society is honored to host Khusugtun Mongolian ethnic ballad group as a stop on their North America Debut Tour! The concert is free and open to the public, and will take place in the beautiful Mandel Concert Hall!

KHUSUGTUN is an internationally recognized band that performs traditional music from Mongolia, the home of Chinggis Khan. They are especially renowned for their a capella arrangements using "khöömei" or "throat-singing," an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Consisting of six members, the band also performs horsehead fiddle, zither, flute, lute, open-ended flute, and various jaw harps. Notable performances include the following:

--Out of 900 artists from 15 different countries, ***Khusugtun won 2nd place at the Asia's Got Talent 2015 show.***

--They performed "War Song Before Battle," an original composition for the hit TV show "Marco Polo".

--They were recognized as the most distinctive group at the 2012 Rain Forest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Malaysia, one of the top 20 international festivals.

--In 2011, they performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms' Human Planet concert, together with the BBC Concert Orchestra and bands from the Sakha Republic, Papua New Guinea, Greenland, and Zambia.

Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm