David John is an international Sudanese-Canadian song composer, diverse musician and accomplished singer who performs World music and is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His Afro-fusion Reggae music inspires global peace, hope and unity. This is something very close to David’s heart having come from the war torn country of South Sudan. A country that is still deep in civil war. Therefore, peace has become David’s main message to the world through his music.
David was introduced to music at an early age being from a very talented musical family in South Sudan. As a young man, he joined the CCK Band where his talent gained him notoriety. Later in the year 2000, he relocated to Egypt and co-founded the popular band Tandy Musica which he was the lead singer and guitarist. And from there in 2004, he immigrated to Canada and became a citizen. David toured with the music band Dr. Zoo as a guitarist and backup singer. He also volunteers playing music for the homeless community at The Mustard Seed in Calgary, Canada. In 2012, David established his own all-inclusive multicultural band, the David J David Band, which feels passionate about giving back to the community.
With David’s talent leading the way for his amazing band members, the band has grown in popularity internationally. David continues to tour various countries with diverse artists as well as performing with his own band. David’s recent travels took him to Ghana, Africa in September 2016 as one of the main headliners, along with his manager, Gypsy King, who was one of the two main co-sponsors of the international Peace, Love & Unity Concert there. Many people and music artists from various countries and diverse parts of Ghana all came together to become part of a global effort to promote peace in Ghana and worldwide. The event was well covered nationally and internationally by TV, radio, and social media as was the international Peace Conference all which David and Gypsy were an important part.
David has been featured on CBC Radio, CBC Television, Rogers Television, Shaw TV, OMNI TV, XYZ Radio (Ghana), Angel TV (Ghana), Asansan TV (Ghana) and recently on Afro-X (Calgary). And the David J David Band has been at the top of Reverbnation charts more than once during the last year alone. David was also nominated in 2013 for Best Band/Musician/Performer of the Year by Black Gold Awards of Alberta. In 2015 he was nominated as Best World Music Artist of the Year at the North American African Entertainment Awards held in Toronto. In 2016 as Musical Group of the Year at the Obsidian Awards of Alberta and again in 2017 as Best World Music Artist of the Year at the North American African Entertainment Awards held also in Toronto.
David J David has recorded with many bands as well as his own solo album, “Let's Change the World”, which came out November 8, 2014 and is available on Itunes. The title and music portray the message that this amazing artist would like to extend to the world…Peace, Love, Unity and Hope. David is currently working on a second album and continues to tour nationally and internationally and has a solid fan base and followers worldwide.
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