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Kungpao is a Czech band with more than a decade of existence, whose repertoire consists mainly of cover versions of Chinese rock hits from 1980s on, for many of which besides "traditional rock instruments", some of the Chinese traditional instruments are also used. The band sings only in Chinese (and also its dialects, including the Czech sub-dialect). One of the innovations of the last couple of years, exceeding the original production plan, are remakes of Czechoslovak underground songs, as well as adding music to Chinese lyrics of various authors.
The active members are: He Zhida, Liang Wenqin, Lu Kaishi and Luo Yan, for more details about the members and their photos click here (in Czech).
Here you can check some of our music:
Socialism Is Better, I Want Money, A Girl From Ali Mountains, A Girl From Opposite Side
For more songs you may also refer to our MP3s and lyrics page in English.
This website has been banned in China, due to unknown reasons it has been impossible to access it from P. R. China roughly since the time of the Olympics.

Foto (C) Simon Chang www.simon.chinito.com


We resumed our activity with a new drummer, Jakub Rocek (Luo Yan)!

On October 6th, 2016 at 8 pm. we play again in Prague at U Rafa music club, Soborská 4, Prague 6. How to get there: take bus 131 from Hradcanska to Hanspaulka stop, then go about 200 metres in the direction of Sarka park. Map is here.

On September 10th, 2016 after 8 pm. after a long time we played again in Prague at the Café Trilobit, Zborovská 37, together with the Hidden Sun (Tajné slunce) Band. The concert was followed by a jam session at 10 pm.

On July 30th, 2016 at 8 pm we played at E(astern) Tunes Festival at Velky Senov in Northern Bohemia.

On May 19th, 2011, our exceptional long awaited and several times postponed concert to our 10th anniversary (in fact almost 12th) took place at Futurum club in Prague 5.
We launched our new CD-maxi-single (EP) 三 / | | | with 3 new songs having our considerable authorial participation (see cover at the left)! The original booklet was designed by www.fmparty.cz and contains full Chinese and Czech lyrics of the songs. Our supporting guests were our friends from Tajne slunce / The Hidden Sun Band. There was also other accompanying programme performed by other interesting guests OBLBoys.
You can order our CD via e-mail at laifr(at)email.cz, the price is 7 EUR including postage.

In mid May 2010 our six-day tour of England took place. On May 18th, 2010 we played at Raynor Lounge, University of Sheffield Students’ Union Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG, and on May 22th, 2010, we played at Islington Chinese Association 21 Hatchard Rd, ARCHWAY, London, N194NG. The photogallery with English comments will be available soon, now you can check the Czech version of the photogallery.

For more artistic images of the band by Simon Chang click here.

Also, we have got a profile on myspace.com, where you can listen to several more songs, post us a comment or get to know us personally.

If you wish to be informed in advance about our performances by SMS or e-mail, please submit your contact information to the e-mail address laifr()email.cz.

Here you can find some newer and also older photogalleries.

Zdenek is back from China at the moment. Vaclav works back in Prague, so the band can perform and rehearse with more time flexibility. In 2007, Jan Chmelarcik, who is one of our original establishing members, returned back to us, enabling the band to restore its activities in a full extent. He brought in some new Chinese instruments as the guzheng zither and mouth organ sheng.

Muchomurky bile (White Fly Agarics, our Chinese remake of the Czech famous underground song) on May 20, 2008 at Na Slamniku

Other videos from our concerts in Czech Republic and China and also other interesting musical stuff you can see here in Jan Chmelarcik's YouTube profile.

Older News

Between November 10th and 20th, 2007, we took our second mini-tour of China. Further info and photogallery is here.
On May 10th, 2006, Lidové noviny, one of the leading Czech newspapers, while covering almost one page with the performance of the Rolling Stones in Shanghai 2 days ago, also published a brief article titled The Chinese stroked out Socialism covering our first tour to China in January 2006.

Between January 6th and 24th, 2006, we featured in a Foreigners' TV Art Competition in China that was organized in Beijing and we also had several concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, here you can find more comments and photos to this event.

Here is our contest performance, as it was later broadcasted on Chinese TV (in Mandarin).

The Czech section of China Radio International  brought in mid March 2006 an interview with us, titled Czech Kungpao Band in China (in Czech). 

On October 5th, 2005, we featured in Czech TV Channel 2 programme Kosmopolis. There was a short interview with our members and several shots from our concert and rehearsal.

Last update on September 27th, 2016

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