One thing that i love about the music scene in Beijing is that no matter how big, small, eccentric or crazy things are, there is still a huge sense of community that i have not encountered anywhere else except maybe in New Orleans. This community is coming together saturday for a show that will benefit Liang Heping and hopefully help his recovery.
Now, who is Liang Heping? Nothing less that one of the most legendary personalities of China’s rock n roll scene! As Jon Campbel would put it, he is one of the original Yaogun-ers:
Liang has been involved in yaogun for just about as long as anyone could have been. A member of the ‘house band’ that backed up all of the singers on that yaogunnily-fateful May day in 1986, it was technically Liang that introduced China to yaogun: He played the first notes of the Song That Changed Everything, Cui Jian’s “Nothing to My Name,” at the Let the World Be Full of Love concert.
Last year, He Yong brought together some of the biggest names around to start helping various parts of society and he’s at it again to help out one of his friends, backup musicians and much more!
The show is slated to take place Saturday January 26th with the participation of some pretty darn big guns in the industry:HE YONG, SECOND HAND ROSE, ZHANFU, THIN MAN, YEYANG GUANTOU, ASKAR, MA TIAO, ZHANG QIANQIAN
and YOU SHOULD BE THERE TOO….
More information on Yugong Yishan’s website:
tickets are 150 at the door or 120 on presale.