Strongly influenced by Chinese northwestern folk music as he grew up, Zhang Quan joined the now-defunct Beijing folk band Wild Children in 1995 and until one of his bandmates passed away in 2003. Zhang was also the co-owner of the influential folk music venue River Bar in Beijing.
Zhang moved to Yunnan in 2004 and in 2006 he had a solo tour that passed through Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu, Qinghai and Tibet. Currently Zhang Quan plays the dombra, a Kazakh instrument with a sound similar to a banjo or a lute, and harmonica.
This Saturday night's show is entitled Ballad of the Yellow River, which will include re-presentation of Zhang's earlier works, Chinese northwestern folk songs and his recent dombra and harmonica works. The performance will start at 9:30 pm, tickets to the show are 15 yuan.© Copyright 2005-2021 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.