Music students attracted to the sounds of ancient China.
A-minor Vocal Orchestra from North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region recently hit the headlines when it triumphed at an international festival.
Inner Mongolia's remote corners provide the stage for entertainers ready to perform.
Khoomei, or Hooliin Chor (‘throat harmony’), is a style of singing in which a single performer produces a diversified harmony of multiple voice parts, including a continued bass element produced in the throat.
Originating from Baotou -- mostly from Tumd Right Banner in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region -- Manhan Opera is a kind of local opera based on er ren tai which in Chinese literally means “two people on stage”.
One of North China Inner Mongolia autonomous region’s renowned musical instruments, the chor is known as a “cultural diamond” there and was widely played in the Horqin Grasslands as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) – becoming one of the main instruments for court music.
An exotic musical -- Shi Liu Hong Le -- was warmly received by a delighted audience when it was staged created by the Ulan Muqir art troupe at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Dec 7.
A Ulan Muqir art troupe gave an entrancing performance in Hohhot, in Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Nov 14.