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Djang San Nominated as French Expat of the year ! Vote Now ! 2 days to vote !

VOTE Here !

 

I got nominated by a French newspaper as “French Expatriate of the year” by “Le Petit Journal”, France’s most important overseas news network.

To vote, it’s very simple, just click on the “vote here” link on this page. Once you are on my vote page just click on “votez” and that’s it ! no need to register or anything else.

This award is supported by the foreign ministry of France, Air France, TV5,  Courrier International, RFI and many other organizations.

The deadline for the vote is the 5 of February (Paris time).

If I win I would receive a trophy at the Quai d’Orsay, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris.

I need help from all of you to make victory happen ! Just go on the page and click on the “votez” button.

I am the only French person living in Mainland China to be nominated for such an award, needless to say I feel honored to represent both the foreign and French community in Beijing and China.

Here is what they say: “Vote for Jean-Sébastien Héry: In the hands of Jean-Sebastién Héry (aka Djang San), Chinese instruments such as the zhongruan and the pipa have been completely transformed !”

Don’t hesitate to pass the message around you !

If thanks to all of you I get the award I won’t forget to mention the foreign and French community as well as the thriving art and culture community in China and Asia.

 

VOTE Here ! (before the 5 of February)

Thank you for your help !

Sincerely yours,

Djang San. Jean-Sébastien Héry.

Djang San Nominated as French Expatriate of the Year, Vote !

Vote !

(Picture by Laurent Hou)

I just got nominated by a French newspaper as “Most interesting French person living outside of France” or in other words “French Expatriate of the year”.

If I win I would receive a trophy at the Quai d’Orsay, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris.

I need help from all of you to make victory happen ! Just go on the page and click on the “votez” button.

I am the only French person living in Mainland China to be nominated for such an award, needless to say I feel honored to represent both the foreign and French community in Beijing and China.

 

Don’t hesitate to pass the message around you !

If thanks to all of you I get the award I won’t forget to mention the foreign and French community as well as the thriving art and culture community in China and Asia.

 

Thank you for your help !

Sincerely yours,

Djang San. Jean-Sébastien Héry.

 

FIFF festival + concerts at Temple, DDC, Yue Space, new EP and new video !

Djang San + Band will be at Temple Bar on the 14 of January 2017 to play some new songs (while preparing for a new album) and to show new videos !

On the 16 of January I will be playing a solo show at the opening of the FIFF Folk is Fashion Festival Week that will take place at the Tian Qiao Art Center in Beijing.

 

On the 20 of January Djang San + Band are putting on a very special show at DDC with one of our favorite bands in China “december3am”, definitely a show not to be missed !

Tickets here: http://www.showstart.com/event/19642

 

I’m launching a new event, the Beijing Underground Evenings. The first evening is organized at Yue Space, a new cool place for music in Beijing, we have “Noise Arcade”, “The Twenties”, “Sardine is Back and the Wheel is Broken”, myself, as well as maybe another mysterious band, not to be missed either ! See you there !

Tickets here: http://www.musikid.com/new/station/16661

Last August, Djang San + Band went to Japan, and it was great ! Here is a video using the song “Bridges” from the album “Bridges” (part 1) highlighting some of the coolest moment we had there. The video already has almost 4000 views on Facebook, you can check it on the Djang San page on Facebook or on youtube here. Enjoy !

 

Based on classical compositions. This is a new EP for those who like orchestral music, enjoy it too !

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/mini-symphony-in-smog-major

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Beijing Underground 20 000 members ! Join us at Yue Space on the 21 of January

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The Beijing Underground group on Facebook has now 20 000 members, it is the largest group for Underground rock music in China on Facebook.

As a celebration for this we are launching a new series of concerts, the “Beijing Underground Evenings”, the first one will be happening on the 21 of January at Yue Space in Beijing.

See you there !

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Album N°39 “The Fog in Our Hearts”

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« The Fog in our Hearts » is my 39th album and 4th album in 2016 after

« Eye » (part 1 and 2), « I Love Cigars » and « Beijing Frogs of the Night ».

Based on field recordings done during tours in 2016 as Djang San + Band in Japan and Djang San « One Man Live Orchestra » in South Korea, the album was later completed at home in Beijing.

The cover of the album comes from incredible pictures taken by Djang San + Band bass player Clancy Lethbridge in Beijing.

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The album is divided into four parts, first, 70’s rock inspired instrumental rock jam where I play all instruments including electric guitar, electric zhongruan and electric pipa, and also bass and drums.

The second part are short songs simply played on accoustic guitar.

The third part are experimental edits of sounds transformed into loops, sounds including beautiful piano imporvisations by Carlo V. Fuentes, drummer of Djang San + Band.

Voices of Carlo V. Fuentes and Clancy Lethbridge can be heard through the recording.

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The fourth part is live recordings done in South Korea at the Vinyl Underground in the city of Busan.

This album is humbly inspired by the great musical work of people who led the way, people such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Tortoise, King Crimson, Pierre Henry, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and many more…

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Special thanks to Clancy Lethbridge and Carlo V. Fuentes for their support and friendship.

Special thanks to Olivier Trontin who recorded the drums.

Special thanks to the Vinyl Underground in Busan for recording the show.

All photos by Clancy Lethbridge.

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Djang San on tour in South Korea, Zandari Festa, and new videos !

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Invited again at Zandari Festival in Seoul:

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New Videos:

“SAM” Directed by Djang San.

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“Lighter-Goodbye”, a 5 minutes short film. Directed by Djang San.

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“Paradise” Directed by Djang San.

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“Please Be Blind” Directed by Ari Gunnarson.

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New Experimental album out: “Beijing Frogs of the Night”

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https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/beijing-frogs-of-the-night

“Beijing Frogs of the Night” is the first collaborative experimental album between Djang San and Clancy Lethbridge.
The album gathers sounds of Beijing nights recorded by Djang San here and there and mixed on bass lines played by Clancy Lethbridge.This album works as a document, drunken conversations and moments of boredom taken as snapshots of sounds here and there in the last few months in Beijing.

Even though it’s only five tracks, some are very long, one is a 15 minutes conversation between Djang San and Calncy eating Sushi.

This is a first collaborative experimental album, more will follow.

All bass lines by Clancy Lethbridge
Album cover by Clancy Lethbridge
Other compositions by Djang San
Mixing, mastering, field recordings by Djang San.
Bass recording by Clancy Lethbridge.

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New solo album out: “I love cigars !”

 

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New solo album out “I love cigars”.

Playing everything on this one, drums, bass, guitar, synthesizer, piano, singing, you name it….

I’va also done all the production and post-production for it including mixing and mastering.

Oh and I’ve also drawn this weird character on the cover (yeah I know it’s weird).

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/i-love-cigars

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Directors of “fête de la musique 2016 in Beijing” + Show at 77 Theater + the whole program.

This year I have the pleasure to be one of the directors who have organized the “Fête de la musique”  in Beijing along with Elie Rosenberg of the French Lab and Will Griffith of LiveBeijingMusic as well as a media partner with “Beijing Underground” for the fête de la musique helping to spread the gospel about the event that is also happening all around China.

Beijing Underground is a Facebook group I have created and that I manage, home of almost 19,000 members today and the biggest group about underground Chinese music on Facebook.

The first part of Fête de la musique that took place on the 19 of June is over and was a success.

As one of the director from the trio of directors who made “Fête de la musique” this year in Beijing, I am happy to present to you the program for tuesday 21 of June 2016.

There will be more than 10 venues on tuesday as well as a workshop about Electronic music at Dada that will start at 6PM to learn how to compose music with electronic instruments.

I have modified the original design of these posters myself and created a few more (despite the one done by Pink for Temple Bar).

Here is a generic poster to help you.

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Here are the shows venue by venue:

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The 77 Theater show was a success for Djang San + Band, Smokey Joe, Marie Madeleine, Nanci and the delicatessen, Icy Whiskey.

Here are a few pictures from Laurent Hou I have been able to get from him taken during the Djang San + Band show

at 77 theater.

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