|Start:||Feb 8, '08 8:00p|
Wah jadi inget Angels of Shanghai ama mas Bob James pas ke Java Jazz.....peminatnya banyak banget... ampe gak bisa masuk...nah Twelve Girls ini lebih lengkap personilnya dan cantik-cantik tentunya...
Nah diputer di Metro TV Jumat nanti...dalam rangka IMLEK.
cuplikan dari wikipedia =>
Chinese numerology gave Wang Xiao-Jing the idea for the Twelve Girls Band. When the "father of Chinese rock music" decided he wanted to create a woman ensemble, he knew it needed 12 members. Per Chinese mythology it is the twelve jinchai (12 hairpins) representing womanhood. The twelve women that Xiao-Jing assembled were experienced musicians from the People's Republic of China's orchestras, played ancient Chinese instruments, and all were in their twenties. For the new project, the women were inspired by the art of the Yue Fang, the ensembles who played in the Tang Dynasty courts during the years A.D. 618 to 907.
The group debuted their modern compositions on ancient instruments in China and Japan during the Northern summer of 2003. Word of mouth spread, show after show were sold-out, and in Japan their debut album topped the charts for 30 weeks. Their self-titled debut was released in North America in August of 2004 with cover versions of Coldplay's "Clocks" and Enya's "Only Time" included, and a massive television advertising campaign announcing the group's arrival.
Among the instruments used by the women: erhu (Chinese fiddle), pipa (pear-shaped lute), guzheng (zither), yangqin (hammered dulcimer), dizi (transverse flute), and xiao (vertical flute). Occasionally, the duxianqin (single-stringed zither) and hulusi (three-piped gourd flute) are employed.
They have become very popular in Japan (holding the highest sales numbers of any Chinese musical artist ever), the PRC, Hong Kong, and abroad.