Big band of world music homecoming to China after 30 years
Special guest: CUI JIAN

At the invitation of god father of Chinese Rock Cui Jian, David James Hoffman & Yampapaya Tribe will come back to China for their China Tour after 30 years. Kunmusic presents proudly to you Hoffman`s legendary music life.


American singer songwriter David James Hoffman believes that music is truly an international language with no frontiers and it is this philosophy that is at the heart of his style of music and his live performances.


Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hoffman has lived in Hawaii, Micronesia, California, Colorado, Hong Kong, Beijing, Austria and Italy. His multi-ethnic band YAMPAPAYA TRIBE has toured in three continents playing African music, Rock, Reggae, Funk and Acoustic folk with Hawaiian influences reflecting Hoffman’s life experience around the globe. Over the years Hoffman’s style has been influenced by music and rhythms from the African continent in particular the Congo mixed with Rock, Rhythm and Blues that are a large part of Hoffman’s American musical background. David has also worked with many musicians from around the world expanding the band’s world music quality.


The music and live shows are upbeat. Dancing rhythmic melodic with tribal percussion getting people on their feet and dancing to a music you can’t sit still to.


From International Herald Tribune: “David’s international career began in 1984 in Los Angeles prior to moving to China in 1985. In the corridors of the Beijing University he formed a multiracial group with components from the Orient, Europe, Africa and America known as the Beijing Underground. The band had large successes during tours organized by the son of Deng Xiaoping in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Entertainment Society and the Chinese Central Philharmonic. The band then recorded the first rock album in China headed by the Chinese Philharmonic…. His group was defined as a ‘musical melting pot, full of energy and melting together harmonies and rhythms of different continents.'”


In 1987 Hoffman moved to Hong Kong and continued his “musical laboratory”, forming two popular bands’ in Hong Kong named “AFROZILIA” and ADO which in the 90s became known as the Yampapaya Tribe. Hoffman has toured his music in the United States from Los Angeles to the rocky mountains as well as much of Europe where the band is currently based. For Hoffman it has been a long musical journey that continues to reach out to the entire world.


Expect David James Hoffman & Yampapaya Tribe`s Chinese tour – an absolutely unmissable.




Tickets online: https://youyanchu.com/show/14117


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