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Nada in Mongolia tour dates diary 3

 

Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor Aimag 11/9/94

 

 NADA arrived to find the theatre closed but managed to arrange a 

 concert at the wrestling contest that was taking place at the cities sports hall. Some of the Mongolia's leading wrestlers were participating. The concert went down well much to the surprise of all. Gereltsogt had performed his own khöömii at Kharahorin and we asked if he would like to perform anything with us. The song he chose was of all things “I am Sailing” which fits in with the range of Mongolian  khöömii. Sianed got the arrangement together and it was premiered at the concert. I am not sure if anyone recognised it but it became one of our basic collaboration during the tour.

I sang my version of Dorvon Uul which surprised and amazed the local  audience. I think this was the first time they had heard a non Mongolian sing khöömii.

 

Altai, Gov-Altai Aimag 13/9/94

 

Altai is situated on the Northern extremities of the Gobi desert in the Gov Altai Aimag. This was the first time any British group had played in the theatre. The concert was advertised on local radio and with posters around the town. This enabled the local population know about the concert which was played to a full house.

 

There was a reception with local dignitaries afterwards.

The Theatre had a piano much to the delight of Graeme Scott.

The venue even had a small guitar amp from which we could amplify the tomor khuur (metal mouth harp) and create some live loops and samples.

 

The audience did not know where to turn when Graeme started his free improvised “Cecil Tayloresq” onslaught at the piano.

Some just opened their mouth in amazement with the sheer energy that Graeme put in.

 

This was exactly what the tour was all about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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