Djang San + Band, the trio lead by French prolific artist Jean-Sébastien Héry (aka Djang San) will be one of the headliners of the Seoul Music Week, an event that will take place in Seoul from the 19 to the 21 of May this year. He will joined on stage by Californian drummer Carlo V. Fuentes and Australian bass player Clancy Lethbridge.
The band, built around Djang San’s idea to electrify Chinese instruments (zhongruan, pipa etc.) and integrate them into modern music will also play around in Seoul and Djang San will play as a solo act in Busan on the 17 of May at Ol’55 and in other venues in Seoul from the 13 to the 23 of May.
This is the second time the band plays in South Korea, the band played in 2015 for the Zandari Festa, Djang San also did a solo tour of South Korea and played Zandari Festa in October 2016.
Djang San will also soon release his 40th album.
Djang San + Band has also recently started recording a new album at Beijing based PK14 singer’s Yang Haisong studio.
The band will play at the Strawberry Festival in Beijing during the 1st May holiday. The Strawberry festival is the biggest festival in Mainland China for rock and indie music.
The band has also toured Japan in the summer of 2016.
Djang San, originally from Bordeaux in France has been doing music in Asia since 2000, winning the Battle of the Bands in greater China in 2010-2011 he was also nominated as folk singer of the year by China Radio International in 2014 and as expat of the year by French newspaper “Le Petit Journal” in 2017.
Djang San is also the organizer of “The Beijing Underground Showcase and Evenings” in China and has created “The Beijing Underground” group on Facebook, the biggest group on Facebook for underground music from China with more than
20 000 members.
Djang San is regularly on TV in China where he explains his work on old instruments and their possible use in present and future music.