On Mother's Day night we had a goodbye jam session at our flat to wish Johanni (on the floor to the left with the guitar) off well. Johanni is French and was here studying khoomei. He's most likely now in Cameroon to spend time with his girlfriend and spend the next eight months doing writing for his PhD. My two roommates are on the right: Dave, on the floor with the guitar, is from Oz and produces the very popular Voicebox television program as an AYAD (Australian Youth Ambassador for Development) and Andrew, with the upright bass, who sings khoomei and teaches English, among many other things, calls America is his home base.
Instruments present were the banjo, morin khuur, upright bass, chinese tourist flute, tovshuur, dombra, guitar, yidaki, hands and voices. The session made me miss Astronaut Cooper's Parade so much, especially due to the sounds of the banjo! There's a little hole in my heart where ACP used to be.