Check out one of the most popular musicians in northwestern China’s Xinjiang province: Murat Muhtar. Thanks to Michael Manning on his blog The Opposite End of China, who has digitized and uploaded two of Muhtar’s videos. One selection is a typical music video of two beautiful people dancing together against a picturesque background. In the second, my favorite, you get to see normal-looking people of all ages having a good time dancing to music they love. Manning describes it as:
the Uyghur afternoon dance party in the countryside. In this type of
video, I imagine the artists invites his friends, family, and neighbors
out to a nice shaded spot amongst fruit trees, where dancing and music
ensue. The whole event is videotaped and later edited for use on a VCD.