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Khoomei Taiko Ensemble at the Wang Center

Khoomei

Saturday, October 17, 8:00 pm, Wang Center Theater

khoomeiBorn out of collaborations in New York City between Mongolian and Japanese American musicians, Khoomei Taiko Ensemble searches for and creates cultural links through music among Mongolia, the United States, and Japan. Easily transitioning between traditional Mongolian long and Japanese Minyo folk melodies to freeform jazz-inspired improvisations, the Khoomei Taiko Ensemble uses the morin khuur (horsehead fiddle), Mongolian jaw harp, khoomei (throat singing), long song, matgaal (praise) songs, Japanese flutes, and taiko (drums) to emphasize the similarities between Japanese and Mongolian traditions and bring both into the future together.

Tickets for this event are $35 for VIP (includes reserved seating); $20 for general; $15 for seniors; and $10 for students. Reservations are highly recommended. Please reserve your tickets by e-mailing wangcenter@stonybrook.edu or call 632-4400. A 20% discount is given for groups of five or more.

A Khoomei Taiko Ensemble Drumming Workshop will be given on October 17, at 12:00 pm in the Wang Center Theater. Tickets are $25 (20% discount to VIP ticket holders).

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