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Throat Songs & Drums: Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble

Throat Songs & Drums: Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble

The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble.

Internationally renowned artists from Mongolia, Japan, and the US come together for a fascinating collaboration, highlighting the popular Mongolian art of khoomei (throat singing) with the driving rhythms of Japanese taiko (drums). The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble features Shinetsog Dorjnyam (khoomei), Shoji Kameda and Tetsuro Naito (taiko), the legendary folk musician Tserendorj Tseyen (magtaal-praise songs, morin khuur - horsehead fiddle), Kaoru Watanabe (fue and noh kan-flutes) and Miki Maruta (koto - zither). The program also includes the captivating voice of Mongolia's urtiin duu (long song) vocalist Khongorzul Ganbaatar, a featured artist in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. NY debut. The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble 2009 programs are supported in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program. A Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

Event Details

16 October 2009
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) New York

Tickets: $25; WMI & Asia Society members $21; students with college ID $18. Box office: 212-864-5400