Choor – Inner Mongolia
March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Choor, Inner Mongolia in China
Born on the vast Inner Mongolian plains, members of Choor grew up in herding families with the sounds and rhythms of these grasslands in their hearts. Choor are masters of an age-old art form which features the beautiful sounds of horsehead fiddles and captivating, world-famous khoomii throat singing.
This week-long residency will provide deep exposure to a treasure of international music and culture to our local audiences. Specifically, the group will visit local schools and explore the sounds and language of a distant and fading culture. The week will culminate with a riveting concert in the auditorium.
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2019–2021 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M gives, and the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Choor, and by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, and Music Port for Hadar Maoz. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.