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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Discover Xinjiang through the music of Memetjan” – below is their description.
For Xinjiang musician Memetjan Metqasim, his hometown Hotan has been a source of endless inspiration. By blending modernity with tradition, national with global, he has created his own unique style. He says his music is not only about composing a melody but also about expressing emotions.
This is one of many stories in CGTN’s exclusive documentary “Beyond the Mountains: Life in Xinjiang.” Watch the full documentary here:
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In This Story: Xinjiang
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.