Indiana University Bloomington

Oral Traditions and Musical Genres of Mongolia

Friday February 12, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall 006

Join us for a presentation about expressive culture and nomadic life in Mongolia by Kathleen Kuo. Kathleen will discuss the nomadic pastoral lifestyle that is one of Mongolia's most celebrated and unique features. This presentation is primarily meant to emphasize Mongolian performance genres that are not intended for the formal stage, such as benedictions and praise songs, but will also include recordings of long song, throat-singing, and the horse-head fiddle.

Autoharp Virtuoso Bryan Bowers

Friday January 22, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall 006

Join us for a special guest performance by autoharp virtuoso, Bryan Bowers on Friday January 22, 2016 at 12:00. Bower’s creativity and talent have won him induction into Frets Magazine’s First Gallery of the Greats, after five years of winning the stringed instrument open category of the magazine’s readers’ poll.  This distinction put Bowers along side other luminaries, such as Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Rice, Rob Wasserman and Mark O’Connor, recognized for their personal accomplishments.