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Music troupe from Inner Mongolia releasing new albumn

By Cheng Yuezhu | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-12-28 15:16

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A music troupe from Inner Mongolia autonomous region called Tsagaan Ethnic Group released its latest album, Distant Telling, on Dec 27, with physical albums on sale and digital editions launched on online music platforms.

The news conference for the album’s release, co-hosted by the Huuliin Gol department of publicity and the Huuliin Gol bureau of culture and tourism, took place in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone on the day.

The conference was joined by officials, production crew of the album, and the group’s members. The group gave live performances of six new songs.

First founded in 2010 with three members, the music troupe adopts the Mongolian word tsagaan that means white, a color that represents the source of life.

The group now comprises 13 members and uses traditional music instruments of Mongolian ethnic group, including bowed string, percussion and plucked string instruments, in the performances of folk songs telling of the legends that have passed down among the herder communities.

The new album features the Mongolian ethnic instruments and khoomei, a style of Mongolian throat singing. It includes a total of 12 pieces, with nine rearranged folk songs and three original compositions.

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