November 18, 2020
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For the third episode of Beat of the Boroughs NYC: Online, we have Xiaon Xiannian and Julie Tay of the Mencius Society!
Next up for Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online is the Crimean Tatar Ensemble. Based at the American Association for Crimean Turks in Borough Park, Brooklyn, these extraordinary, multi-generational dancers and musicians share intricate folk songs, virtuosic instrumental pieces, and various group and solo dances from the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Nariman Asanov, band leader and president of the Association, provides a short history of the Crimean Tatars’ multiethnic origins and second generation dancer Akhtem Esatov talks about the Crimean Tatar community’s history and immigrant experience in New York City.