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Our Story

 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 rocketed to fame when they won Season Two of Sing  My Song, a China music show that is the equivalent of The Voice in the US. On the show they were tutored by the legendary singer 

Liu Huan.

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Our Sound & Inspirations

The members of Hanggai come from diverse backgrounds with singer Ilchi having once been the front man of punk band T9. These eclectic experiences have come together to give Hanggai a particularly unique sound blending Mongolian folk music with more popular forms such as punk. In an interview with Spinner, Ilchi stated that amongst the group’s many influences, Western artists such as, "Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Secret Machines, Electralane and Neil Diamond…" have played a large role in shaping the band’s music. Indeed, although the core of their sound is based around the morin khuur and the topshur, two traditional instruments, the band also incorporates some much less traditional fare.  In their each albums, the band also made heavy use of electric guitars, computer programming, bass, and banjoes in order to create a more seamless and modern sound.

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WHERE TO PURCHASE OUR MUSIC AND TO SEE US PERFORM

We have lots of exciting news to share:


In March 2019, we released our new album "Big Band Brass" and headed back on the road .


While we have always performed in major festivals and toured the world, that activity has largely been in Europe and China. In 2019, we will tour the United States so please check our Events Page for tour dates .


Hanggai has also begun an exciting collaboration called "Symphonic Rock" with Tan Dun, the Oscar winning composer for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, “Symphonic Rock is a dialogue between symphony and rock ‘n’ roll,” says Tan Dun. “Bach talks to rock, Wagner to Kublai Khan. The music can contain so many different elements, and we’re taking folk to the future.” On February 13, 2019, they performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia to kick off Chinese New Year. https://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2019/chinese-new-year-east-meets-west/


WHERE TO BUY OUR MUSIC

BIG BAND BRASS  https://music.apple.com/tw/album/%E6%9D%AD%E8%93%8B%E8%88%87%E9%8A%85%E7%AE%A1/1455815914 


BAIFANG

 https://moov.hk/#/album/VATH00498219A 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/12vlX022M31msR1838Xkz5 


FOUR SEASONS

 https://moov.hk/#/album/VATH00498211A 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/6ZhASqEnb5HKMFBTOAFYY9 


HE WHO TRAVELS FAR

 https://moov.hk/#/album/VATH00498220A 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/5qoSKYUMgeBtDAYSycwET0 


INTRODUCING HANGGAI

 https://moov.hk/#/album/VATH00498218A 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/1qcWxoq5BPaduCp3oKdyDJ 

Hanggai performs on sing my song

Hanggai Band won Season Two of Sing My Song under the guidance of Lui Huan. 

Hanggai performs with jike junyl

Fantastic performance with Jike Junyl from The Voice of China

Tan Dun and Hanggai

Symphonic Rock with Tan Dun, Oscar winning composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden dragon, Hanggai Band and the Shanghai Symphony at MISA 4

Bob ezrin and hanggai

CGTN profiles collaboration between Bob Ezrin and Hanggai Band

Events

9/21/19

Hanggai at the Freshgrass Festival at MASSMoca

8:00 pm

North Adams, MA

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9/21/19

8:00 pm

North Adams, MA

9/24/19

Hanggai at Littlefield New York

7:30 pm

Brooklyn, NY

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9/28/19

Hanggai at Stanford Live

7:30 pm

Stanford, CA

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International Tour Dates

International Tours

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International Tour Dates

International Tours

Please check the Official Hanggai Facebook Page for international tour dates. 

 https://www.facebook.com/pg/hanggai/events/?ref=page_internal 

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For Professional Inquiries and Bookings

Please contact Paul Chau, US Agent, for Hanggai Band at paul@pcpdtns.com or 201-249-2368 

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