The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State announced that they will introduce an arts envoy to Mongolia, Old Grey Goose International.
Old Grey Goose is a musical band that will perform in Mongolia from May 13 to 22 to introduce Mongolia to a truly American musical genre old-time country music, a precursor to bluegrass. The band also teaches old-time country dancing and features the fiddle tunes that accompany the dances.
Bluegrass, which shares roots with American country music, is engaging, has a sense of timelessness, and urges people to clap to the rhythm, get up and dance, and sing along. During their visit, Old Grey Goose will be performing and sharing their musical knowledge with budding Mongolian musicians, dancers, and artists.
Old Grey Goose will hold two free public concerts featuring budding Mongolian performers. The first will be on May 18 in cooperation with Mongolian Selenge Dolgio National Song & Dance Ensemble in Selenge Province and the second will be on May 21 at the State Philharmonic in Ulaanbaatar. The concerts will be a culturally enriching experience and a rare opportunity to see this American music performed live in Mongolia.
The musicians are international artists who have had extremely successful performances with traditional artists in Central Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
Old Grey Goose is experienced in composing and arranging collaborative musical scores designed uniquely for each host country and presenting educational workshops. They will be active in cultural exchange activities throughout their visit.
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