: ئەركىن ئابدۇللا; Chinese
: 艾尔肯·阿布杜拉, pinyin
: Àiěrkěn Ābùdùlā) was born in Qarghiliq
. He started to study guitar since childhood. In 1999, he graduated from Central University for Nationalities
. Because he was very fond of music, he became a professional pop singer, and set up Erkin Music Group
. He is an associate director of Chinese Flamenco
Erkin's music is not merely in the traditional styles, but free and surpasses its ethnic roots. Using Flamenco, he has created a new music to the traditional one, making his work more modern and international. Some different from the concept most people have of traditional Uyghur
music, his music has a distinct, international flare.Therefore, his music is a "mixture" of Uyghur, Turkish, Russian, Spanish and Chinese, as well as rock, jazz and hip-hop styles, which may be caused by his birth place which is the centre of Eurasia, or the silk road.
Erkin also has formed a band to cooperate for the music, which consists of members as follows :
In 2002, Erkin, as a singer and songwriter, sang at a competition arranged by cooperation between the Japanese Fuji Television Networks
and Beijing Television
(BTV). Then he moved up to the annual championship round. As the representative of China as a contestant at the "China-Japan Cultural Exchange", Erkin got the great acclaim.
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