August 3, 2011

Last Night Party

On my last night in Mongolia, a bunch of my students gave me another going away party. The surprise was that they had all pitched in and bought me a morin khuur (pronounced "huur"), a horse-head fiddle. But an even bigger surprise is that Yume, one of my students who organized the party, asked a few of her friends to give us a little morin khuur concert. They even played my new morin khuur. Afterward, another student, Eegii, gave me my first lessons. My students are greatest. It was a fantastic send off.

Playing my new morin khuur

Cover your ears

Eegii giving me my first lesson

My students are the greatest!