Saturday, August 11, 2012
235 Queens Quay West
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.
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More Hanggai at Planet IndigenUS!
Performance at Harbourfront Centre
Friday, August 10 at 8:30pm
Performance at Woodland Cultural Centre
Saturday, August 11 at 8pm
Workshop at Harbourfront Centre
Sunday, August 12 at 3pm