While enjoying Naadam in western Mongolia, we were treated to a performance of Kazakh music on the steppe. We had the pleasure of watching the musicians unpack their instruments and set up. My lens was attracted to the crowd as much as the performance. Once the horses races had concluded, the music performance began. Having studied Central Asian music at the Conservatory in Tajikistan, I was especially drawn to the dutar players. It was such a treat to experience Kazakh music with my Mongolian colleagues on this festive holiday in Mongolia.