Experience the joyful music of Shanren—literally “mountain men.” Hailing from ethnic minority groups who live in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, this Chinese folk-fusion band presents the rich but largely unknown heritage of Southwestern China. Through original compositions and traditional songs, the four musicians fuse their indigenous music with modern styles from around the globe, creating a fresh sound in China’s increasingly diverse music scene. Since its founding in 2000, Shanren has earned critical and popular acclaim at major music festivals in China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Spain.
Shanren, thanks to the support of Arts Midwest, will perform in Orange City’s Unity Christian Knight Center on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:30pm. (The date has been changed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 16.) They will be doing workshops, assemblies and coffee house shows the week of January 11-16.
Tickets for the public performance are $10 adult, $7 student and free for ages 5 and under. Tickets are available at the Orange City Arts Council, Dove Christian Bookstore and at the door. For group rates, call Orange City Arts Council at 712.707.4885.
Shanren Jan. Schedule
Monday, Jan. 12:
2:00 to 2:45 pm: assembly/ workshop at Kinsey Elementary in Sioux Center
7:30 pm: Fruited Plain Cafe mini concert, Sioux Center, $2 cover
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
10-10:40 am: assembly/ workshop at MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School, Alton
1:54-2:33 pm: workshop with Unity Christian High orchestra, Orange City
7:30 pm: Old Factory Coffee Shop mini concert Orange City, $2 cover
Wednesday, Jan. 14:
1-2 pm: assembly/ workshop at Boyden-Hull school, Boyden
3:30 pm: assembly/ workshop at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon
Thursday, Jan. 15:
11:05-11:55 am: workshop at Northwestern College choir room; free to Northwestern community, Orange City
3:45 pm: free workshop for children at Orange City Public Library, sign up by Jan. 13 (for grades K-6, but others ware welcome.)
Friday, Jan. 16:
1:30 pm : assembly at Unity Christian Knight Center, Orange City for students from several schools
7:30 pm: public performance at Unity Christian Knight Center