Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Hanggai
August 10, 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.
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In partnership with the
Consulate General of China in Toronto
More Hanggai at Planet IndigenUS!
Performance at Harbourfront Centre
Saturday, August 11 at 3pm
Performance at Woodland Cultural Centre
Saturday, August 11 at 8pm
Workshop at Harbourfront Centre
Sunday, August 12 at 3pm
Fri, August 10
Stage in the Round
235 Queens Quay West