Thursday, June 10, 2010

12 Famous Girls in China

While Chinese music still maintains its gentle and elegant flavor after thousands of years of cultural heritage, the emergence of a new genre in Beijing has made its mark. Twelve young, attractive Chinese women clad in trendy clothing present "New Folk Music" of various Chinese traditional instruments.
 
While Chinese music still maintains its gentle and elegant flavor after thousands of years of cultural heritage, the emergence of a new genre in Beijing has made its mark. Twelve young, attractive Chinese women clad in trendy clothing present "New Folk Music" of various Chinese traditional instruments.
Dubbed the 12-Girl Band, the group presents traditional Chinese music mixed with modern pop, jazz and rock. The band's birth and rapid development is not accidental. According to the band's engineer and builder Wang Xiaojing reforms must be made to make Chinese folk music more enjoyable and to help it enter the international market. As a result, the 12-Girl Band, which incorporates China's traditional musical characteristics with western skills, was formed with Wang's impulse and vision.
 
The idea of forming a musical group like the 12-Girl Band had long been brewing in Wang's mind, although it wasn't until June 2001 that the band was officially established. The recruitment phase was full of bustle and excitement. A great number of campus students and graduates from three major professional musical academies -- the Central Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music and Central University for Nationalities -- participated in the competition. But the 12 young women emerged triumphant.
All of the members of 12-Girl Band grew up in musical families and began practicing traditional Chinese music at the ages of six or seven. Having graduated from the top arts universities in Beijing, all of them have won musical awards in various instrumental competitions. The women not only excel in traditional music instruments like thegu zheng, pi pa, er huandyang qin, but can also master some less familiar instruments like thedu xian qin, tu liangandju chi qin. Wang also noted that besides musical skills and accomplishments, another important requirement for recruitment was style and charisma. The 12-Girl Band not only provides audiences with modern Chinese folk music, but also emanates visual appeal.
The band's stage presence diverges greatly from that of traditional Chinese musicians, as well. Traditionally, performers played various instruments while seated; the women, however, stand tall and use their body language to emit a strong atmosphere of youthful vigor.
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The musical production team is composed of the leading domestic musical producers. The adapted folk music incorporates the percussion and electronic music from the West, which makes the traditional Chinese vibes more rhythmic and enthusiastic. Chinese national music, woven with elements of western pop music, has made the band very popular, especially among young people everywhere. The band cooperated with a Japanese company to debut their first album on July 24, 2003, which had already sold 1.8 million copies, winning a great honor for China's national music.
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The band has delicately combined traditional Chinese sounds with modern popular elements, creating a kind of new folk music that surpasses boundaries yet still maintains the flavor of the Orient. This brand-new musical form and its unique stage manner and charm have made the band a new emerging star in music circles.
Dubbed the 12-Girl Band, the group presents traditional Chinese music mixed with modern pop, jazz and rock. The band's birth and rapid development is not accidental. According to the band's engineer and builder Wang Xiaojing reforms must be made to make Chinese folk music more enjoyable and to help it enter the international market. As a result, the 12-Girl Band, which incorporates China's traditional musical characteristics with western skills, was formed with Wang's impulse and vision.
The idea of forming a musical group like the 12-Girl Band had long been brewing in Wang's mind, although it wasn't until June 2001 that the band was officially established. The recruitment phase was full of bustle and excitement. A great number of campus students and graduates from three major professional musical academies -- the Central Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory of Music and Central University for Nationalities -- participated in the competition. But the 12 young women emerged triumphant.
 
All of the members of 12-Girl Band grew up in musical families and began practicing traditional Chinese music at the ages of six or seven. Having graduated from the top arts universities in Beijing, all of them have won musical awards in various instrumental competitions. The women not only excel in traditional music instruments like thegu zheng, pi pa, er huandyang qin, but can also master some less familiar instruments like thedu xian qin, tu liangandju chi qin. Wang also noted that besides musical skills and accomplishments, another important requirement for recruitment was style and charisma. The 12-Girl Band not only provides audiences with modern Chinese folk music, but also emanates visual appeal.

The band's stage presence diverges greatly from that of traditional Chinese musicians, as well. Traditionally, performers played various instruments while seated; the women, however, stand tall and use their body language to emit a strong atmosphere of youthful vigor.

The musical production team is composed of the leading domestic musical producers. The adapted folk music incorporates the percussion and electronic music from the West, which makes the traditional Chinese vibes more rhythmic and enthusiastic. Chinese national music, woven with elements of western pop music, has made the band very popular, especially among young people everywhere. The band cooperated with a Japanese company to debut their first album on July 24, 2003, which had already sold 1.8 million copies, winning a great honor for China's national music.

The band has delicately combined traditional Chinese sounds with modern popular elements, creating a kind of new folk music that surpasses boundaries yet still maintains the flavor of the Orient. This brand-new musical form and its unique stage manner and charm have made the band a new emerging star in music circles.

12 Girls Band was founded in June,2001.She is such a popular artistic party as combines China's traditional musical instruments with modalities of modern popular musical performances. With dainty musical rhythms and passionate performances, she manages to enlarge the group of people who enjoy Chinese folk instrumental music, and thus develops Chinese folk music both home and abroad.
The members of 12 Girls Band have come from such famous artistic colleges and universities as Central Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory, Central University for Nationalities and PLA Art College. Their musical instruments mainly include those Chinese musical instruments like guzheng, dulcimer, pipa, erhu, zhudi, xiao, hulusi, duxianqin etc.

Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited Company is the broker for 12 Girls Band.Mr. Wang Xiaojing, the general manager of the company, is the founder of the band.Since early in 1997, Mr. Wang Xiaojing has begun to think about such a question as how to package up Chinese folk music so that it could win a larger audience and enter the international market of the mainstream music.After many years of serious thinking and discussing with his good friends in the artistic community, he came up with an entirely new performing modality for folk music. That is 12 Girls Band, which is now extraordinarily popular both home and abroad.
  On June the 10th, 2001, a great many graduates and current students from various artistic colleges and universities in China thronged into the spot where 12 Girls Band was inviting applications for this job.After much picking and filtering, 12 beautiful girls got enrolled.On June 18th, the founding of 12 Girls Band was declared.On October 5th, the first special concert by 12 Girls Band---Charm---was held in the 21st Century Theater in Beijing.From then on, those newly created performing modalities of folk music by 12 Girls Band have begun to undertake all kinds of tests from the market.About this concert people held different opinions. Some thought highly of it while others preached it down. Some were optimistic about 12 Girls Band and its new performing modalities for folk music while others were doubting whether Chinese folk music would become popular. But just at that time 12 Girls Band showed itself on various stages of China, diligently presenting people with its music and performances. Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaojing, in accord with his goal formed in the beginning, also actively got in contact with craft brothers abroad and did his best to introduce 12 Girls Band to the international market.As her musical contents and performing modalities became more and more mature, 12 Girls Band successfully held the second special concert---Miracle--in Beijing Exhibition Hall Theater on January 1st, 2003.The perfect combination of Chinese folk instrumental music with the performing modalities of modern pop music won the approval of both experts and amateurs at home and abroad.12 Girls Band, with her affecting music and inspiring performances, and her creative combinations of the folk musical instruments, has knocked at the gate to the international market.

Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited Company and the Japanese Platia Company have begun to cooperate in opening up new markets for 12 Girls Band: the North America.It is expected that 12 Girls Band, on the behalf of both Chinese music and Eastern music, will manage to penetrate into the mainstream music market of North America.Our goal is Grammy Awards.This is a pledge, with which Mr. Wang Xiaojing, the general manager of Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited Company, is constantly urging himself.

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