February 14, 2020
Saratoga Springs City Center522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Zerd is a New York-based Buryat-Mongolian ensemble of singers, dancers, and morin khuur (horsehead fiddles) under the leadership of Dimitry Ayurov. With ancestral roots in Inner Asian nomadism, their goal is to preserve and promote over a thousand years of rich heritage. Recently settled in New York city, Dimitry is working with CTMD to develop a public profile for Zerd in the five boroughs and the fifty states.
The Flurry Festival is one of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America, and draws roughly 4,500 attendees and 400 performers.
Schedule of events:
February 15, 12-1pm, Concert
February 15, 2:30pm, Fiddle workshop with various artists, including Dmitry Ayurov.
February 15, 4:45pm, Buryat yokhor dance workshop
February 16, 10:15am, Mongolian biyelgee dance workshop
February 16, 11:45am, Throat-singing workshop with CTMD project director and staff ethnomusicologist Andrew Colwell]
Please visit their official website to learn more!