SAINT PAUL, Minn. (March 11, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Hanggai for a one-night-only performance on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. The show, which will take place in the Concert Hall, is a part of the Ordway’s World Music and Dance Series, sponsored by Target®. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
Founded by Beijing-based rocker, Ilchi, the band Hanggai taps deeply into the roots of Mongolian folk music and blends it with contemporary styles like rock, punk and pop. Their music is sung in Mongolian and features traditional instruments from the country alongside Western drum sets and electric guitars. Many of their songs also use the vocal technique of two-tone throat singing, which is achieved by artists who can produce two or more music notes at the same time. Hanggai have performed at festivals and venues around the world, including engagements at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City and Bonnaroo in Tennessee.
“Seeing Hanggai perform live is an experience unlike any other,” said Dayna Martinez, Ordway’s artistic director of World Music & Dance. “Their work strives to introduce and reconnect people to Mongolian culture, fusing it with contemporary styles for new generations to enjoy. They bring so much passion and energy to each performance that their excitement is just contagious.”
The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is sponsored by Target. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Theater Venue Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
& Location: 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Price: $23-$27, subject to change
Media Contact: Jessica Petrie