Video: Music From Central Asia with Bandistan Ensemble

Asia Society welcomed a group of 12 musicians hailing from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan last Thursday to perform traditional music from Central Asia as well as new compositions using non-traditional techniques. Collectively known as The Bandistan Ensemble, the group's sound blends regional traditions with Western instruments like the viola, violin and keyboard.

Watch highlights from the performance in the video above. 

Download the program notes here.

Watch the video below for the full performance.