I showed up in Dalanzagad, the state center in Ömnögovi (south Govi) province, with the phone number of one person … Continue reading Mouth harps, desert sunrises, and camel polo
My friend Danzka invited me to come watch the first sunrise of the year with him and some his childhood … Continue reading Tsagaan Sar – Mongolian Lunar New Year
A late-January trip to Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia’s western most province, led to one of my most productive recording trips yet. I … Continue reading Eagle Hunters and Folk Music in Western Mongolia
During the first two weeks of November, I had the opportunity to visit Mongolia’s Tsaatan reindeer herders. After two days … Continue reading Recording in the Northern Mongolian Tundra
blood drum spirit is a jazz quartet from the United States. In January, I had the opportunity to travel throughout … Continue reading Adventures with Royal Hartigan – Pt. 1
Last January, I was sitting near a cave with three Bedouin men in the Jordan desert. There were no other … Continue reading Saga Fest: What’s Our Story?
One of the most stark realities I’ve encountered through my monthly journeys to Ugo to learn the steps to the … Continue reading Communicating Cultural Values through Dance