Video: Song and Dance, the Mongolian Way

Mongolia literally takes center stage at Asia Society New York this Friday, October 28th, when the Mongolia National Horse-head Fiddle Ensemble appears as part of the program Music and Dance from Mongolia.

Mongolia produces some of the most exuberant folk music in the world and the Mongolia National Horse-head Fiddle Ensemble, established in 1992 and considered the pride of the country’s rich cultural and artistic heritage, will be part of a spectacular array of performances by some 20 musicians working in such genres as throat singing, long song and morin khuur (the traditional horse-head fiddle).

Watch a clip of Mongolian music here:


Other sides of Mongolia will be in focus on Friday, with an address by Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar and an expert-led discussion on the changes in the foreign investment landscape at theMongolia Investment Forum. The panel will assess investment opportunities in Mongolia in terms of its vast natural resources and untapped mining industry. Complete details on the program, moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl, are available here.

Friday’s Mongolia events come on the heels of last month’s Asia Society address by Mongolian PresidentTsakhia Elbegdorj. Watch his complete speech here.