Female Music Group Reveals New Faces at NW China Carnival

September 25, 2018
Editor: Xie Wen
Female Music Group Reveals New Faces at NW China Carnival
Members from 12 Girls Band [Xinhua]

 

The latest reincarnation of female Chinese music group 12 Girls Band recently made their debut at the 2018 Gannan Tibetan Legend Carnival in Shambhala Culture Square in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Gansu Province.

To treat local audiences, the band especially performed Tibetan folk songs such as The Laundry Song, Beautiful Gannan Grassland and other widely popular songs from the repertoire, said Shi Juan, a member of the first generation of the band.

The band was first established in 2001. It has performed with unique musical expression and methods through the innovation of their nation's art, said a spokesperson.

They have combined ancient Chinese music with Western pop to create a modern, international style, while retaining distinctive oriental elements.

After 18 years of development, members of the first generation have withdrawn, and engaged in family life, or other professions such as music training and teaching.

Now the band is in its fourth generation, comprised of high-caliber students who graduated from famous colleges such as the Central Conservatory of Music and China Academy of Art. They have won many music awards.

Although the members have changed from generation to generation, the band's spirit of carrying forward and popularizing traditional Chinese music has not changed, Shi said.

In the era of the Internet, the band also pays attention to new media. Thus they started live webcasting to have a more direct and extensive communication with their audiences.

They have been enjoying a large following in China, and focusing on bringing Chinese folk music to the international stage.

(Source: Fnews.cc/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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