The University of Iowa

Workshop, Conversation, and Performance to Feature AnDa Union Oct. 27-28

October 18th, 2011

Members of the public can learn about the history of Mongolian folk music group AnDa Union, as well as learn their unique guttural throat singing technique, during two free events Oct. 27 and 28 sponsored by International Programs.

The Confucius Institute will host an interactive throat singing workshop Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 1117, University Capitol Centre. Members of AnDa Union will lead workshop participants through the traditional techniques that define their musical style.

A WorldCanvass Studio program Friday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre will offer audience members a glimpse into the history of AnDa Union’s traditional music and what it means to Mongolian culture. After the brief discussion with program host Joan Kjaer, members of the group will perform live.

This appearance of AnDa Union on WorldCanvass Studio is made possible through International Programs’ partnership with Hancher. Other WorldCanvass partners are UITV, Information Technology Services, UI Pentacrest Museums, and KRUI.

For more information on the WorldCanvass Studio program, visit or contact Joan Kjaer at or 319-335-2026.