Dzian! revives the ecstasy of vintage rock sound from Asia. We play Taiwanese a-go-go, Japanese eleki, Indo-rock, Thai shadow music, Malaysian pop yeh yeh, bellydance surf rock, and Ventures hits. More about us.

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"Gong xi, gong xi! Let’s be Happy!" from Penny Lim and the Silverstones, late 1960s Singapore. #lunarnewyear

Taiwan Rocks Concert video: glam boa moves! featuring @Dzianband & other awesome bands including @thehsunami @magneticband + Torpid May.

A-go-go fun with Dzian! at the Taiwan Center!

Indo-instro-rock virtuosity & acrobatic choreo (Indonesian Dutch) band The Tielman Brothers play “Black Eyes”, a Russian Gypsy Romance song. Deeply touching performance.

electric guitar, voice amplified by megaphone by 2 blind women blasting in the urban streets in Vietnam — embodiment of the nakasi spirit!

The guitar is no ‘ordinary’ electric guitar. It has a grooved neck. I saw a master playing this kind of guitar at the Asian Pacific American Celebration last May in Richmond.

We proved belly dance surf rock fun at the Hello! Taiwan Rock concert in Flushing. Featuring: dancer Aurie Hsu.

Watch the full set (42 min): feat. bellydancer/hype-woman Aurie Hsu (of Nakashi Dancers and Fire in the Belly)

We had a blast playing at the Taiwan Center (associated with the Taipei Office of Economic and Cultural Affairs). The crowd, across generations, loved it! Mrs. Wang of the Board of Directors of the Taiwan Center said our music made her love rock music. She said, “it’s like an explosion!”

Passport To Taiwan 2010 from Zhenyu Lin on Vimeo.

Passport to Taiwan 2010: A great segment of us playing a Khmer tune and a nakasi classic “Guitar of the Hot Spring Village” (溫泉鄉的吉他)

We played an impromptu acoustic set on the Cville downtown mall last Friday night. It was a beautiful night. Jon played his upright bass, Carey a stripped down drumset including a bucket, Rachel on acoustic violin, and I on an accordion. Our set brought together music lovers (of Crosby Stills and Nash), break dancers, hand drummers, high school drama-club kids go-go dancing, little kids doing back-flips and hand stands, older wine-drinking couples, and fellow musicians. One little kid (who looked to be about 7 year old) ended one of our songs with a full back-flip! Thanks to Kho for capturing some of fun moments of this night. More pictures here!

A fellow musician (UVa music student) joined us playing Rachel's violin

This performance embodied the original nakasi spirit of playing in a pick-up style in the streets. And our next show is a tea parlor performance (at the Tea Bazaar) — very nakasi-a-propos.