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Chinese New Year Celebration at the Field Museum

January 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
IL 60605
Free with museum admission
The Chinese Fine Arts Society
(773) 661-9443

Ring in Chinese New Year at the Field museum with lion dance, music and dance. Start off the year of the Rabbit with a lion dance by the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion dancers, followed by performances of music by Mongolian-fusion band Tuvergen Band, and Chinese dance. Kids can enjoy interactive music and movement performances by duo Ruan and Hide in the Play Lab on Saturday, and lantern-making activities throughout the day on Sunday!

Sunday, January 22nd, 1:30pm 

Play Lab Performances Saturday, January 21, 1:30-1:50 pm and 2:10-2:30 pm
Play Lab lantern-making activities all day Sunday 

The Field Museum,
1400 S Lake Shore Dr.

Free with admission to Field Museum

Visit the Field Museum website for information on admission here.

About Tuvergen Band 

The Ensemble-

Tuvergen Band is a Mongolian Fusion-Folk trio based in Chicago, IL. Each performer brings his own musical tradition to the trio creating a blend of ancient Mongolian and Tuvan melodies with modern sensibilities and idiomatic world music rhythms. This is our take on modern nomadic music.

The Roots-

Mongolian folk music draws heavily upon elements of the animals and nature of the region. The nomadic lifestyle has a deep spiritual connection with nature and the elements present in that land. Often there are imitations of animal sounds, weather, and the landscapes of the Mongolian steppe. 

The Music-

Overtone singing, called “Khoomii”, is often utilized in traditional Mongolian music. It is a style of throat singing in which multiple pitches can be produced at the same time by the singer. 

Doshpuulur, is a three-stringed Tuvan lute, similar to a banjo, and is mainly used to accompany Khoomii singing and traditional folk songs. Morin Khuur, also known as “horse-head fiddle” is one of the most iconic Mongolian national instruments. It is a two-string bowed instrument, similar to cello, and is constructed with horse hair to make the strings and bow. A horse head sits atop the instrument providing the character and spirit of the instrument.

The Musicians-

Tamir Hargana specializes in Khoomi (both Mongolian and Tuvan styles) and is a multi-instrumentalist playing several types of folk lute and Morin Khuur. Tamir has won many awards and prizes in throat singing competitions in Mongolia, Russia, Tuva, and China. He has performed and given workshops throughout the United States and the world including Mongolia, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia and China.

Naizal Hargana is a specialist in the Mongolian horse-head fiddle, Morin Khuur. He is a composer and active performer known for his versatile musical styles and transcending of traditional Mongolian and Western classical music.

Brent Roman is a multi-percussionist and known for his vast experience and knowledge in the studying, teaching, and performing of various world music traditions. He is active ensemble member of a number of Chicago-based musical ensembles, has toured internationally, and used to tour with Cirque Du Soleil as percussionist and Drum Captain.

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