Perhat Khaliq receives Prince Claus Award in China

Perhat Khaliq received the 2015 Prince Claus Award on 27 May 2016 in Beijing from His Excellency Ron Keller, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to China and Mongolia. The embassy organised a ceremony with a special performence by Perhat Khaliq for the occasion.  

HE Ron Keller spoke during the ceremony of Perhat’s achievements in the field of culture and development, stating: 'Culture bridges gaps where politics and economics may fall short and at the same time has the power to strengthen these areas. Culture helps us better understand each other – our differences and similarities. Cultural and music are without borders. Perhat’s music proves this principle. … His reworkings of traditional chants and his own compositions have both brought a freshness to Urumchi’s music scene. Furthermore, his ability to relate to youth and contemporary society has opened a channel through which to share real emotions, and to discover acoustics as well as diverse musical traditions.'

The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. According to the Prince Claus Awards Committee Report, 'Perhat Khaliq is awarded for his skilled, expressive vocals, poetic lyrics and outstanding musical performance; For breathing new life into traditional Uyghur musical forms, both conserving and extending this unique cultural heritage; For bringing his music beyond his community and demonstrating that music can be used to communicate authentically with millions of people; And for bridging culture differences, touching people’s hearts and minds.' 

Perhat Khaliq receives Prince Claus Award in China

"I want songs to have meanings in life, for me and for others "

Perhat Khaliq

Perhat  Khaliq

Perhat Khaliq

Perhat Khaliq (1982, China), musician and singer-songwriter

Perhat Khaliq is a self-taught musician and charismatic performer whose combination of traditional Uyghur music and contemporary rock and blues have catapulted him to stardom in China. His rich voice and poetic lyrics are making minority culture accessible to millions, while also conserving and expanding a unique cultural heritage. 

 

 

Report from the 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

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Speech by His Excellency Ron Keller, Dutch ambassador to China and Mongolia, for Perhat Khaliq's award ceremony

Perhat Khaliq receives Prince Claus Award in China

Perhat Khaliq received the 2015 Prince Claus Award on 27 May 2016 in Beijing from His Excellency Ron Keller, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to China and Mongolia. The embassy organised a ceremony with a special performence by Perhat Khaliq for the occasion.   HE Ron Keller spoke during the ceremony of Perhat’s achievements in the field of culture and development, stating:...

 
 
 
 

Perhat Khaliq receives Prince Claus Award in China

Perhat Khaliq received the 2015 Prince Claus Award on 27 May 2016 in Beijing from His Excellency Ron Keller, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to China and Mongolia. The embassy organised a ceremony with a special performence by Perhat Khaliq for the occasion.   HE Ron Keller spoke during the ceremony of Perhat’s achievements in the field of culture and development, stating:...