MINI Space & Westerhagen African Sounds: Free Music Download
For MINISPACE.com Marius Müller-Westernhagen has selected 12 tracks by young musicians from Cape Town and South Africa which can be downloaded for free here by the first 2,010 users.
On a tour of Cape Town's music scene, German rock star and actor Marius Müller-Westernhagen discovered Isochronous, a South African band that impressed him so much, he wants to bring them to Europe. Marius Müller-Westernhagen, one of Germany's most popular musicians, is a great fan of Cape Town. Together with his wife Romney, he regularly travels to the Cape of Good Hope. THE MINI INTERNATIONAL author Andy Davis took the German pop star on a musical tour of his home city.
Isochronous live on stage
"All the music I like has its roots in Africa," says Müller-Westernhagen, "and I'm very curious about the South African music scene." That this curiosity would instantly score him a direct hit was the last thing the German star - or anyone else - expected.
It happened at the Zula Sound Bar in Long Street, Cape Town's creative artery. It was here that Marius Müller-Westernhagen first heard the South African band Isochronous - and was completely blown away. The four music students made a profound impression on him with their prog rock bristling with complex melodies and arrangements. "Their singer and guitarist Richard Brokensha is extremely charismatic," said Westernhagen. "They really are fantastic musicians who produce wonderful compositions and melodies. This is the kind of star appeal that can reach masses. Isochronous is the band everyone is looking for but rarely finds. I will try my utmost to bring them to Germany. I'd love to introduce them to Germany on my tour in autumn."
A South African band doing gigs in Germany - for Marius Müller-Westerhagen the trip to his new, second homeland has been more than rewarded.
You can read the full story of Marius Müller-Westernhagen's music tour of Cape Town in THE MINI INTERNATIONAL #34. The magazine will be out in September 2010.
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