Founded in 2004, and having conducted more than 500 performances in over 60 countries on 6 continents, Hanggai has become one of the most prestigious and recognized Chinese bands on the international stage.
Hanggai taps into the roots of Mongolian folk music in depth whilst integrating them with contemporary rock music. Founded by Beijing-based rocker Ilchi, the band drew its members from Inner Mongolia and Kokonuur.
Together, the members perform on a variety of traditional instruments – from tobshuur (a two-stringed banjo) to morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) – alongside Western drum sets and electric guitars to create music with Mongolian characteristics.
With a strong belief in nature and life, Hanggai has melded Mongolian history and traditional culture into a modern music creation and performance, conquering a global audience with a highly penetrating and infectious music unlike any other.
Hanggai will be performing music from their new album Big Band Brass.