From Music-China Wiki
a Chinese Folk Rock band originally from Ningxia Province (formerly know as Migratory Bird 候鸟 hou niao, now in Beijing)
Out of the ashes of Migratory Bird, the remaining band members moved from Ningxia Province to Beijing in 2006 and renamed themselves to Lidong with a musical focus onto indie folk with occationally rock elements playing in. In 2007 the cellist of the original line up went aboard, as replacement the change their music onto a set with accordionist Malika. At the end of the year, they recorded a demo named "The Begin" 《开始》 and received positive responses. In 2008 the band participated on the 2nd Chinese Folk Festival in 2 Kolegas (Vocalist Li Xia participated on the 1st Festival in 2007 as solo artist). The same year, Lidong also performed on Midi Festival. In 2009 their debut album was produced.
On May 1st, 2010, they performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010.
First up was Migratory Bird, who were a big hit. They have a great sound, a nice and mellow sort of folk, but one that feels really dusty and earthy. They truly do have the sound of Ningxia — the wild west of China. I’ve written about them before and don’t have lots more to say. They’re always impressive, and you should get out to see them if you can.
Midi Music Festival 2010, May 1st-4th 2010
The Begin (Lidong) - End 2007
Debualbum (Lidong) - 2009 ?
- 2008 2nd Chinese Folk Festival in 2 Kolegas
- 2008 Midi Music Festival