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The band was formed in August 2001. Rooted in the folk music of Yi Minority combined with many new musical elements, Mountain Men want to express their perceptions of the world through their music. The band has participated in many important concerts and events, such as "China Arts in Action", "2002 Midi School Music Festival", "2002 Lijiang Snow Mountain Music Festival", and more.
Their major works include: Mountain Villages of Yi | Freedom | Night Sky | Meng Fugui and Jia Meili are in Love | Mountain Men | Life | Days on the Edge of Knife
Text taken from Rivermusic.net
May 1st-4th, 2006, they performed during the Midi Music Festival 2006.
August 9th 2009, they performed during the InMusic Festival 2009 on the Zhangbei Grasslands on the Main Stage.
biography from other sources:
Shanren (山人) is an indie folk rock band with a definite performance style. They are an energetic band, fun and enthusiastic while their music is interesting, fresh and entertaining. A night with Shanren is a night not to be missed, and one you will remember for a long time to come.
Forged in Yunnan Province of southwest China, Shanren, meaning ‘mountain people’, are a Chinese Folk phenomenon. A band from mixed ethnic backgrounds – Han, Wa and Buyi – Shanren aim to promote and preserve the combined and diverse heritage of Yunnan and Guizhou’s many ethnic minority groups through their own original compositions and re-workings of local folk melodies.
Shanren fuse Yunnan/Guizhou indigenous music with Rock, Reggae, and Ska, while showcasing a variety of weird and wonderful instruments, to produce a fresh sound as accessible as it is unique. The popularity of their energetic live shows has recently led to a tour of Korea and a triumphant appearance at the Barcelona Festival Asia 2010. In January 2011 Shanren were invited to present their special take on Chinese Folk to delegates from the international music industry for a China showcase concert at the Reed Midem World Music in Cannes.
Wild, eccentric and charismatic, Shanren are true ambassadors for China’s ethnic diversity in this emerging era of Chinese musical creativity.
- 2009-12-09 @ 21:00 : Yugong Yishan
- 2009-12-13 @ 21:00 : MAO Livehouse
- 2009-12-24 @ 21:00 : Star Live (with XTX)
- 2010-01-15 @ 21:30 : Jianghu Bar
- 2010-04-07 @ 21:30 : Jianghu Bar
- 2010-05-01 @ 13:00 : Haidian Park
- 2010-05-21 @ 21:30 : Jiangjinjiu Bar
- 2010-06-12 @ 21:30 : Jiangjinjiu Bar
- 2010-08-21 @ 21:30 : Jianghu Bar
- 2010-09-18 @ 14:00 : Anlinong Resort
Midi Music Festival 2010, May 1st-4th 2010
InMusic Festival 2009 - 2009, August
Dino Beach Rock Festival - June/July 2007
Midi Music Festival 2007, May 2007
Midi Music Festival 2006, May 2006
Midi Music Festival 2003 - October 2003
LiJiang Snow Mountain Festival 2002, August 2002
Midi 2002 Live (VA) - 2002, July
- ↑ TimeOut Beijing, Music - Eye of the tiger, Page 61, February 2010, issue no. 64