Concert at 6:30pm
In this immense hangar of the Army Museum on the Cinquantenaire site, some of the most iconic aircraft in the history of millitary aviation are preserved. The collection now numbers some 130 examples, including the famous F16. If these aircraft are no longer in working order, they are there to remind us that they should now belong in a museum rather than be kept for other uses. Whichever way you look at it, we shall try to bring poetry, openmindedness and notes of hope to a hangar that can bring a chill to the spine of the less warlike souls among us.
And to illlustrate this burst of pacifism, we have called on one of the rising groups of traditional Mongolian music. The Hatan Ensemble has stood out for several years owing to its faithful but individual approach to Mongolian music.The group is composed mainly of women, which is extremely rare in the music of Mongolia. The musicians recently won second prize at the great festival of traditional music at Samarkand in Uzbékistan. They offer a traditional repertoire, featuring particularly the violins that are so typical of Mongolia, throat-singing, the Jew’s harp and a variety of percussion.
Enkhtuya Jambaldorj: shudraga (Long-necked lute); morin khuur (horsehead fiddle); yatga (zither); percussion, vocals
Uranchimeg Nyamsuren: yatga (zither); shudraga (long-necked lute); vocals
Usukhjargal Purevsuren: khöömii and kharkhiraa ( overtone and undertone singing); tovshuur (lute); percussion
Khulan Navaandemberel: morin khuur (horsehead fiddle); yatga (zither); vocals
This concert will have two sessions: at 6:30pm and at 8:30pm: please take care to buy a ticket for the same starting time as the other members of your “bubble”.