World Music


Founded in 2006, HAYA Band is an award-winning world music collective representing a new era in folk music. The group has won many accolades, including from the China Music Awards (Best World Music Performance) and the Chinese Media Awards.

They have also received the Taiwan Golden Melody Award for “Best Crossover Music” on two occasions, and their album Silent Skies is the best-selling soul/world music album of all time in Taiwan.

HAYA is one of China’s most unique musical groups. Featuring Mongolian world music, they perform Mongolian singing accompanied by both traditional and modern musical instruments. The name “HAYA” means “margin” in Mongolian and indicates a sub-culture and non-mainstream identity. Zhang Quansheng, the producer and a key member of the band, explains.