G.Solongo will be away from her home in Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar until the end of September, but the musician said it’s hard to feel homesick in Montana, which is similarly mountainous.
While here, she will perform twice a day with friend and mask dancer A.Otgonsuren to share some of the traditions of their home country with audiences at the Museum of the Rockies in conjunction with “The Real Chinggis Khaan” exhibit which explores Mongolian culture. Both artists are part of the traditional Mongolian Khan Bogd ensemble, which tours around the world. The ensemble has 15 members who are dancers, throat singers, artists and musicians. Four were in residence at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, Alabama earlier this year.