Come See a Unique Film on Inner Mongolian Music Group AnDa Union

As part of the University’s Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music, the CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) film series will be showing AnDa Union: From the Steppes to the City, at 6 PM on November 16 on the 10th floor of Weiser Hall (500 Church Street). The 93-minute film will be followed by a Q&A session with U-M Assistant Professor Sangseraima Ujeed, who helped with its subtitling. Light refreshments will be served.

AnDa Union, a group of ten musicians from the Xilingol Grassland area of Inner Mongolia, is part of a musical movement that finds inspiration in old and forgotten music from the nomadic herdsman cultures of Inner and Outer Mongolia, which it blends with modern musical styles to create a unique sound. The film shows them making a 10,000-kilometer journey through the grasslands, revealing the roots of their haunting and beautiful music. 

The CHOP film series is co-sponsored by Asia Library and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.