April 5: World Music from Mongolia Comes to Weis Center

World music from Mongolia will be presented on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-performance talk will take place on the same day as the performance from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. in the Atrium.

Anda Union, a Mongolian phrase meaning “brotherhood of friends,” is a nine-member ensemble hailing from differing ethnic nomadic groups that unites tribal and music traditions from all over Inner Mongolia.

As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs, and thus, Anda Union sings its history. The band’s combination of Mongolian musical styles is a reflection of the performers’ roots and combines a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles. The group has influenced a generation of young Mongolians as traditional music flourishes.

Keenly aware of the threat to the Grasslands and their age-old Mongolian culture, Anda Union fights for the survival of this endangered way of life by keeping the essence of its music alive.

Each member has been trained in traditional Mongolian folk music from a young age, including the two-stringed morin huur. As a group, they hold on to the essence of Mongolian music while creating a unique sound that The Guardian calls “glorious evocations of the Mongolian steppe”.

Tickets for the Weis Center performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and over, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

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