Dissidenten is a German rock group that collaborates with Indian and Middle Eastern musicians. Rolling Stone once called them the ‘Godfathers of World Beat’. Friedo Josch, born 21 July 1952 in Mainz, sound, keyboards; Uve Mullrich, born 7 December 1947 in Binz, bass, guitar and vocals; Marlon Klein, born 13 December 1957 in Herford, drums keyboards, vocals). They were formed in Berlin in 1980. In 1981, they moved to India to record their first album, “Germanistan”, which was inspired by Trilok Gurtu (percussionist), and was produced in collaboration with Karnataka College Of Percussion. With the support of Lem Chaheb, they moved to Morocco to record “Sahara Elektrik”, which was recorded at the Sultan’s Palace, Tangier in 1982. The song “Fata Morgana”, which was a huge hit in Europe and Canada became a big dance hit and the group went on a wide-ranging tour. The group made “Life At The Pyramids” in Spain and began to be recognized in the USA and UK. They returned to Morocco in 1989 and recorded “Out Of This World” together with the Royal National Orchestra of Morocco and other top North African musicians. Three years later they recorded “The Jungle Book”, which incorporated recordings of Indian life into dance songs. They have also performed at concerts around the world and worked on a musical opera that was based around River Danube. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissidenten] User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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