AKIPRESS.COM - Students from a performing arts school in Mongolia are spending a couple days working with students at Freeport High School (Maine, U.S.) this week and then highlight their stay with a free performance for the general public, according to Keep Me Current.
Hank Ogilby, social studies teacher at Freeport High, arranged for the group of performing artists from Mongolia to come to Freeport. The performing artists from Mongolia are doing a tour of just a couple schools in northern New England as part of an exchange program
“It looks to be a great cross-curricular opportunity for the students and a wonderful cultural presentation for our communities,” Watts said.
Artists from the school in Mongolia have performed their flashy dance and singing routines at prominent occasions, such as the Shanghai World’s Fair and the Beijing Olympics.
People attending tonight’s concert will enjoy music played on the morin khuur, or horsehead fiddle, a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument.The performers also will treat the audience to one of the world’s oldest forms of music, throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting.
“It’s going to be music and dance and singing, and traditional costumes,” Ogilby said.
During school hours on October 20-21, the guests from Mongolia conducted small workshops with students on the performing arts center stage.
Performing artists from Mongolia will put on a free concert at the Freeport Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 21.