Inner Mongolia’s Anda Union

When I lived in Southern California in the 1960s I was in close proximity to several colleges and universities. That meant there was often some art exhibition or performance to take in. I remember seeing Death of a Salesman and other plays, the LA Philhar-monic Orchestra, ballet, light opera, several of the era’s popular rock groups, gallery shows and other such things. It was a very available and affordable way to broaden my cultural horizons.

Such can be experienced in our part of Southern Ohio but you may have to seek it out and travel a little further. My wife and I have seen several productions at Wilmington College as well as an evening with one of the founders of blues music, David Honeyboy Edwards. I spend a wonderful evening at OU Chillicothe last year enjoying the talents of the Foothill Folk Society and ever so often Southern State Community College stages something that catches my fancy.

Today was such a day. We traveled the ten miles to SSCC’s main Hillsboro campus and enjoyed an international touring company of Mongolian musicians called Anda Union. The various members demonstrated several of traditional styles of acoustic music along with dance and the very difficult Mongolian art of throat singing.

Following are four videos I took to share.

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