Enk and scholars at Dc 20150905

Enkhbaatar (far right), well-known lineage holder of traditional Mongolian Long Song (all genres) and Teacher at The Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture joins an assembly of Mongol scholars (art, literature, cultural studies and history) to make a speech in honour of Zava Damdin Bagsh’s birthday. Y. Sumiya (centre) on behalf of the group, is offering a platter of traditional Mongolian handmade cheeses and dried yoghurts, another established socio-cultural ritual that is customary at such events. Delgeruun Choira, 5 September 2015. Photo: C.Pleteshner