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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.
Hailing from China, Mongolian folk/punk ensemble Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles. Their 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 dominating mainstream culture.
In partnership with the
Consulate General of China in Toronto