Perhat Khaliq China

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.