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Mongolian ‘Wind from the Grassland’ blows into MTSU Oct. 4

MTSU will play host Sunday, Oct. 4, to an entertaining troupe that will explore the mysteries of Inner Mongolia.

Sinqinghuyage, an organ player and singer who has composed music for films and television, will be among the performers in “Wind from the Grassland” Sunday, Oct. 4, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. (photos submitted)

Sinqinghuyage, an organ player and singer who has composed music for films and television, will be among the performers in “Wind from the Grassland” Sunday, Oct. 4, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. (photos submitted)

“Wind from the Grassland,” a collection of traditional Mongolian music and dance, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Hinton Music Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

The cast includes numerous award-winning professionals who have performed all over the world, including a composer of music for films and television, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Wulan, the vocal lead of the Hulunbuir Singing and Dance Troupe.

Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China that takes up most of the border with the country of Mongolia.

Characterized by cold, long winters and short, mild springs, the district has vast grasslands where farmers grow wheat and raise goats and sheep.

Zhang Hao performs in “Wind from the Grassland,” an evening of traditional Mongolian music and dance. The Confucius Institute at MTSU is sponsoring a visit from this entertainment troupe Sunday, Oct. 4, at Hinton Music Hall.

Zhang Hao performs in “Wind from the Grassland,” an evening of traditional Mongolian music and dance. The Confucius Institute at MTSU is sponsoring a visit from this entertainment troupe Sunday, Oct. 4, at Hinton Music Hall.

The district also is known for the mining of coal and rare earth minerals, dairy products and the development of circus acrobats.

Confucius Institute logo webExpressions of life in Inner Mongolia are reflected in the program titles, including “The Vast Grassland,” “The Wrestler,” “Herdsman’s Passion,” “A Black Stallion” and “Spring is Coming.”

MTSU’s Confucius Institute is sponsoring this program of solo and choral vocal performances and dance routines.

The Confucius Institute at MTSU is dedicated to promoting understanding of Chinese language and culture and to creating opportunities for exchange and collaboration among communities in Tennessee and China.

It also serves as a resource center for Chinese language, history, contemporary society and culture.

For more information, contact the institute at 615-494-8696 or cimtsu@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)


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