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Posted on on September 17th, 2009
by Pincas Jawetz (

Around New YorkTown,
Performance: at Peter Norton Symphony Space
World Music Institute presents:

China Underground – Sounds from the Mongolian Grasslands – Hanggai
Friday, September 18, at 8:00 pm
Hanggai, composed of young musicians from Beijing and the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, is at the forefront of a modern Mongolian folk revival in the heart of Beijing. The musicians are pioneers of “Chinagrass” – contemporary Chinese folk music (often performed by or influenced by Chinese minorities) that reclaims roots music from the grasslands. Mixing khoomei (throat singing – a fascinating vocal technique in which a single musician produces two notes simultaneously), morin khuur (horsehair fiddle) and tobshuur (2-stringed lute) with guitar, bass and percussion, the group draws on a repertoire that all but disappeared during China’s recent turbulent past.

Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Box office (212) 864-5400
Info/tickets (212) 545-7536 or

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