Sunday, January 31, 2010
From Munich to Mongolia
Two musicians gathered a crowd as they performed a wide variety of Mongolian Chants in downtown Munich yesterday. The throaty chants fascinated the passers by, despite non-stop competiton from other street performers. It seems more and more performers show up every weekend, to the point that there is one nearly every 50 meters around Marienplatz. Although I don't find many connections between the two M-locations, one that surprises me is the prevelance of the swastika in Mongolain culture. You often see it at churches and temples. I loved the colors and the music, and it sure beat the usual silver man - who just stands as a statue for hours at a time.