The bearly known area of Inner-South-China which lies on the border of Tibet
gives home to numerous small and bigger nations. "The Lijiang Project" band bears the message of these nations. The band builds their modern music on this colourful and diverse cultural tradition. The basic group is complemented with authentic naxi folk musicians. The naxis are a folk related with the tibetian nation living in high mountains. Some groups of the naxis still live isolated and they belive in shamanism. They have their own kind of writing. The "dongba" writing is complelety different form the chinese or the tibetian. It is basically similar to the egyptian hierogliphs. (See the video below.) The groups comes from the town Lijiang which is part of the World Heritage and is one of the biggest caravan towns on the ancient Vietnam- Tibet- Mongol tee road which is more thousand kilometers long - like the Roman Road - but partly used today as high road.
The connection is not a coincidence. If you visited the Romer House in Győr (which has been closed last year) you remember the Tibetian boy which was the background of the satge in the Underground Club downstairs. The picture was made by our painter friend, Wu Jiang from Beijing and was the poster of the MEDIAWAVE Festival 1998. He has moved to Li Jiang a few years ago and mingle dwith the local asrtistic life. Through his connections will the musicians, artists and world heritage professionals arrive to Hungary.
Members of Project:
He Brothers (He Linyi and He Juyi) - naksi muisicians
Wu Jiang – painter
Mu Yunbo - painter, sculptor (bővebben róluk a kiállítások között)
He Zhiming - film director
The He Brothers is a world music folk band. They fuse musical elements of Western Nomads into their music. The band have co-operated with many other musicians. They incorporate chanting and national instruments into their albums, bringing out the best in each other’s musical skills. They endow their music with respect, support, and sympathy for the unknown world. They search for the predictable voice of their heart. Combining ancient people's special Dombra (Kazak traditional two-strings instrument), Matouqin (Horse head stringe instrument) , the shaman drum, African drum, Mongolia Hoomei, and long tune together with modern music. Their music is not only the annotation of modern western regional music, but also the devotion of nature and life, the call of soul and green.
Supperted by (local traveller) :
HUNGARIAN ASIA SOCIETY
Hungarian Asia Society (ASHU) is a new civil organization, aimed at helping to create closer and stronger ties between Hungary and the Asian region.
The statutes of Hungarian Asia Society (ASHU) states that the objective of the association is to promote the broadest possible cooperation and understanding between Hungary and the Asian countries, to support the understanding between peoples, the intercultural dialogue, the cause of sustainable development. Hungarian Asia Society (ASHU) is an open and independent organization, free of any political, racial, sexual, religious or ideological prejudices.