#9 Hanggai – CHINA

22 Aug

My banjo and I – Hanggai

Hanggai is a folk music group from Beijing who use their music as a tool to strengthen Mongolian culture in China. The term “Hanggai” itself is a Mongolian word referring to an idealized natural landscape of sprawling grasslands, mountains, rivers, trees, and blue skies.

Hanggai is creating a medium through which it is effectively able to express the voice of a generation yearning to reconnect with its ethnic roots in the face of a dominating mainstream culture.

Hanggai Band seems to at times defy categorization often falling under the genre of “World Music” and even warranting the creation of their own unique genre: “China Grass”.

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3 Responses to “#9 Hanggai – CHINA”

  1. Jamie August 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    “China Grass” – I like it!

  2. Ronald August 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Nice!!!! Really like this project! LOVE it actually. I will be posting this on our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/isoplanit

    Take a look at what we are doing. If you like it, become a fan and invite your friends as well…

    • unboundedsong August 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks for the support! Just liked your fb page, great idea!

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