Hanggai have won over audiences far and wide, entrapping them within a haze of battle cries and polyrhythmic drumming that never fails to set-off the inner warrior. Their contemporaneous adaptations of traditional Mongolian folk songs draw on western and Chinese influences, making their culture accessible to natives and foreigners alike.
It’s time to crack the whip on the GUINNESS More Music series; we’re excited to present Hanggai in Shanghai for the first time since their epic performance at GUINNESS Wood+Wires Festival 2013. This time we celebrate the release of their latest album Back To You, a body of work that concretizes the lessons and experiences the band have garnered over their years of touring. It embodies a timely revisionary statement, a return to the roots that have provided the foundation of the band’s decade-long career.
This band doesn’t prance about: with horse-head fiddle in hand, they’ve marched on England, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Denmark where they concluded their European tour. In March they’re set for an appearance at Womad Fest, Australia. This will be followed by a full-on tour of the territory. We’ve said enough, saddle up and join the flanks for an unforgettable show.
Date: Friday, April 18th, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: MAO Livehouse
Address: 3F no. 308 South Chongqing rd. nr Middle Jianguo rd.
Tickets(1 bottle of Guinness Original included): 80 RMB (presale/student) / 120RMB (door) (Alcohol not included for under 18’s)
Presale link: https://yoopay.cn/event/hanggaish
* Pre-sales end on 23:30, April. 17th, 2014