Traditional Mongolian music will be performed at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series.
Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures, the nine-member Anda Union band unites tribal and music traditions from all over Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of northern China. Anda Union bring a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles together in a fusion that Genghis Khan himself would have been proud of.
Keenly aware of the threat to the grasslands and their age-old Mongolian culture, Anda Union is driven by its fight for the survival of this endangered way of life, by keeping the essence of the music alive.
Members of Anda Union all trained in traditional Mongolian music from a young age, many coming from musical families. They are part of a musical movement that is finding inspiration in old and forgotten songs. As a group they hold on to the essence of Mongolian music while creating a form of music that is new.
Anda Union combines different traditions and styles of Mongolian music, developing an innovation previously unheard of.
Tickets for the performance are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at tickets.byui.edu or on school days from the University Store Ticket Office (496-3170).