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Original Inner Mongolian music plays in ICIF

Time:2015-05-27   Source:chinadaily.com.cn



Matouqin playing is presented at the Inner Mongolia Ethnic Arts Theatre's concert on May 23 in Shenzhen's ICIF.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

An ethnic music troupe from the Inner Mongolia Ethnic Arts Theatre gave a concert of the region's original and primitive music at the 11th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) in Shenzhen, on May 22.

Traditional Mongolian music arts such as long tune, matouqin (or horse-headed fiddle) and hoomii (throat-singing) were performed at the concert.

"I heard that some of the performers were herdsmen. The original and primitive music from grasslands is so touching," said an audience.



Performers of Inner Mongolia Ethnic Arts Theatre's ethnic music troupe play traditional Inner Mongolian instruments at the original and primitive music concert on May 23 in Shenzhen's ICIF.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Stories of herdsmen were depicting through the singing of long tune, hommii, the playing of matouqin and other traditional Mongolian instruments.

The ethnic music troupe of Inner Mongolia Ethnic Arts Theatre is the only professional musical troupe of Mongolian ethnic group in China. Their performances include traditional Mongolian musical instruments and singings.



Performers of Inner Mongolia Ethnic Arts Theatre's ethnic music troupe pose on stage.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]