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On July 14, the evening before flying to the Gobi, we enjoyed a modern take on traditional Mongolian music with our dinner.
This group plays the traditional instruments and sings the traditional songs - throat singing and all - but with a light show and electronic effects. Good entertainment.
July 18: Back in Ulaan Baatar from the Gobi, our last day before we leave Mongolia. After an afternoon of shopping and an early dinner, we are bused to the theater where Tumen Ekh, the Mongolian State Folk song and dance ensemble, performs. The costumes and decor are vivid, the performances polished to a T, the effect not at all folk-like. But the performers are skilled, and it's a fun end to our Mongolian experience.
Folk songs in operatic style and costume.
Mongolian fiddle and throat singing.
Folk dancing. There was also some lively ensemble dancing to end the evening, but the light level was too low to stop action adequately with the pocket camera I had brought to the show.
This is the end of my Mongolia photo series. It was a great trip!