Djang San on tour ! New albums out !
Djang San and Djang San + Band will be touring in October in Taiwan and play at the Taichung International Jazz Festival and the Taipei World Music Festival with Nicolas Mège on drums and Pierre Billard on bass, don’t miss this !
“Suputa Masala” (Dancing Together) is an album recorded in Hualien, Taiwan, and Beijing.
The voices on the recording come from the singing of the aboriginal kids of Hualien from the village of 白端部落 Bai Duan Bu Luo I have had the pleasure to collaborate with.
They sing in their own language.
I have later put together their singing with music I created around them.
“About a dream” are recordings based on drum patterns recorded by drummer Nicolas Mège in Beijing.
Djang San + Band will play on the Main Stage at The Taichung International Jazz Festival on the 19 of October from 17:30 to 18:30.
You can check the whole program of the festival here, hope to see you there !
New album out !
Djang San 2018 Solo Winter tour !
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“What you want” by Djang San + Band
“What You Want”, recorded with Carlo V.Fuentes on drums and Clancy Lehtbridge on bass, two exceptional musicians from California and Australia, goes once more further into the use of electric zhongruan and electric pipa, both designed by French musician Djang San, pushing those two Chinese classical music instruments again beyond their supposed limits into more musical styles.
Djang San + Band pushed this time into funk with songs like “What You Want” and “Rainbow Machine”, progressive rock with songs like “Lava” and “Monster Following Me”, psychedelic rock “Beloved Monster”, punk “Emotional Blackmail”, and pop “Tron”.
The band, also keeps on exploring World Music in a different way with such tracks as “Sakura’s Bolero” inspired by Ravel’s Bolero and mixed with famous Japanese classical music theme Sakura, and “Asian Flower”, which also brings some electronic music ideas into the mix.
Cigarettes, Bricks, Dust, Alcohol by Djang San
“Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol” was recorded by Djang San in Beijing from January to July 2017.
99% of the music on the album was recorded with Djang San playing all instruments including drums, bass, guitar, electric zhongruan, electric pipa, keyboard, vocals etc.
The album is divided in 4 parts, each part representing an impression of life in the capital of the most populated country in the world.
The albums are mainly instrumental and experimental at times, also gathering field recordings made here and there in the last few months.
For best comfort in the experience, please listen to the 4 parts individually and one day after another, but not all at once.
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2017 Zhujiajiao Festival !