The seven-piece group Arga Bileg introduces jazz improvisation into Mongolian folk music traditions. The ensemble includes polished musicians, composers, and choreographers; their sound is elegant and compelling. Traditional Mongolian music is strongly influenced by nature, nomadism, and shamanism — Arga Bileg draws on these influences, along with contemporary Western jazz techniques, creating a unique combination of East and West.

Sponsored by IU Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

 

Saturday, Sept. 20

1:45 – 2:30 pm / IU Global Education Pavilion, Lotus in the Park (Free)
6:30 – 7:30 pm / First United Methodist Church

Sunday, Sept. 21

3 – 5 pm / Buskirk-Chumley Theater, World Spirit Concert (with Derek Gripper)