12 Girls Band was founded in June,2001.She is such a popular artistic
party as combines China's traditional musical instruments with modalities
of modern popular musical performances. With dainty musical rhythms
and passionate performances, she manages to enlarge the group of people
who enjoy Chinese folk instrumental music, and thus develops Chinese
folk music both home and abroad.
The members of 12 Girls Band have come from such famous artistic
colleges and universities as Central Conservatory of Music, China
Conservatory, Central University for Nationalities and PLA Art College.
Their musical instruments mainly include those Chinese musical instruments
like guzheng, dulcimer, pipa, erhu, zhudi, xiao, hulusi, duxianqin
Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited Company
is the broker for 12 Girls Band.Mr. Wang Xiaojing, the general manager
of the company, is the founder of the band.Since early in 1997,
Mr. Wang Xiaojing has begun to think about such a question as how
to package up Chinese folk music so that it could win a larger audience
and enter the international market of the mainstream music.After
many years of serious thinking and discussing with his good friends
in the artistic community, he came up with an entirely new performing
modality for folk music. That is 12 Girls Band, which is now extraordinarily
popular both home and abroad.
On June the 10th, 2001, a great many graduates
and current students from various artistic colleges and universities
in China thronged into the spot where 12 Girls Band was inviting
applications for this job.After much picking and filtering, 12 beautiful
girls got enrolled.On June 18th, the founding of 12 Girls Band was
declared.On October 5th, the first special concert by 12 Girls Band---Charm---was
held in the 21st Century Theater in Beijing.From then on, those
newly created performing modalities of folk music by 12 Girls Band
have begun to undertake all kinds of tests from the market.About
this concert people held different opinions. Some thought highly
of it while others preached it down. Some were optimistic about
12 Girls Band and its new performing modalities for folk music while
others were doubting whether Chinese folk music would become popular.
But just at that time 12 Girls Band showed itself on various stages
of China, diligently presenting people with its music and performances.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wang Xiaojing, in accord with his goal formed in
the beginning, also actively got in contact with craft brothers
abroad and did his best to introduce 12 Girls Band to the international
market.As her musical contents and performing modalities became
more and more mature, 12 Girls Band successfully held the second
special concert---Miracle--in Beijing Exhibition Hall Theater on
January 1st, 2003.The perfect combination of Chinese folk instrumental
music with the performing modalities of modern pop music won the
approval of both experts and amateurs at home and abroad.12 Girls
Band, with her affecting music and inspiring performances, and her
creative combinations of the folk musical instruments, has knocked
at the gate to the international market.
Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited
Company and the Japanese Platia Company have begun to cooperate
in opening up new markets for 12 Girls Band: the North America.It
is expected that 12 Girls Band, on the behalf of both Chinese music
and Eastern music, will manage to penetrate into the mainstream
music market of North America.Our goal is Grammy Awards.This
is a pledge, with which Mr. Wang Xiaojing, the general manager of
Beijing Shi Ji Xing Die Cultural Communication Limited Company,
is constantly urging himself.