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Under the Crossroads subtheme ‘The Four Directions’, Planet IndigenUS strives to present new and exciting works by Indigenous artists from all over the globe.
August 11, 2012
Hailing from China, Mongolian folk/punk ensemble Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles. Their name is a Mongolian word that refers to an idealized natural landscape of sprawling grasslands, mountains, rivers and streams.
Hanggai's songs are sung in Mongolian incorporating throat singing, a technique in which the vocalist emits two different pitches at the same time. By melding folk and popular styles of music, Hanggai creates a unique sound to express the voice of a generation yearning to reconnect with its ethnic roots in the face of a domineering mainstream culture.
In partnership with the
Consulate General of China in Toronto
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