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2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference,

14th China Inner Mongolia Grassland Culture Festival and IFCM “Sound From The Silk Road” Choral Festival

The 2017 China (Qiandongnan) International Folk Song Choral Festival and IFCM Voices Conference was held in Xiasi Ancient Town and Kaili City, Qiandongnan state, Guizhou province from August 8-12.

Following the festival in Kaili, the 14th China Inner Mongolia Grassland Culture Festival and International Federation for Choral Music “Sound From the Silk Road” Choral Festival was held from August 17-19 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China.

IFCM invited five very exceptional folk music choirs and ensembles to participate in the festivals: The Chuck Nation Band and Kentucky Harmony (USA), Voz en Punto (Mexico), Assalam (Morocco), The Barents Ensemble (Sweden), and Dalinda (Hungary). Other excellent choirs came from Portugal, Mongolia, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and other countries, including many Chinese regions.

Both events were very successful, with tens of thousands of participants and audience members from around the world attending the concerts, masterclasses, and ceremonies. Over the course of the two festivals, participants fostered musical and intercultural exchange and education, mutually learning and sharing their knowledge and passion.

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