Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

The Foreign Correspondent Returns - Stories About German Rock Music # 31

We Germans are not associated musically as a rule with reggae. However, there are them - these musicians who have the feeling and the grooving for this music. One of the few who got the feeling for reggae was once Jan Delay in his former times and second Gentleman. In 1997 a collective was formed in Stuttgart that wanted to play reggae with a political background (equal rights for everyone, freedom and so on). Tilman Otto aka Gentleman was in the early part a member of this scene. He traveled from his youngest days until now to Jamaica to get a feeling for this kinda music. Inspired by traditional roots reggae he made a lot of songs that are worth listening to. He is one of the less German musician who still plays his own kind of music he was inspired (I mean the sound of Jamaica as most of us may know). He is also one of the few artist that are respected and successful in the native country of reggae.

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