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Chahar

(chä-här), former province (109,527 sq mi/283,675 sq km), N China. Zhangjiakou (Kalgan) was the capital. It was abolished as a province in 1952; most of it was incorporated in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, and the rest was divided between Shanxi and Hebei provs. The southern tip of the region, economically the most important, includes the eastern terminus of the main road to the Republic of Mongolia and is well connected by rail. Kaoliang, wheat, and corn are raised in its fertile loess soil. The rest of the region, mainly inhabited by Mongolian herders, is a high, almost barren plateau, where livestock raising and animal trapping are the chief economic activities; horses, hides, fur, and wool are exported.
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The international cast sees Roy Campbell (trumpet), Matt Maneri (violin), Assif Tsahar (tenor sax & bass clarinet) and Cooper-Moore (piano & home-made instruments) come in from New York.
The first will feature stars from the New York downtown scene such as Roy Campbell, Cooper-Moore, Mat Maneri and Assif Tsahar.
Miami-born and New York-based tenor man Joe McPhee played with incredible power at the Corner House, while Cooper-Moore/Assif Tsahar tore up The Cluny, not just with their virtuosity but on a highly unusual range of instruments.
The next night, at the Cluny in Byker (0191 230 4474), it is the turn of free-jazz specialists Assif Tsahar and Cooper-Moore.