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Black Gandhi

Being the opening act for 2010's Rototom Sunsplash "Lion Stage", for Youssou N´dour or The Wailers in Spain, sharing stage with Kymani Marley in Belgium, Concha Buika or Ojos de Brujo in France, Black Gandhi keeps on adding traces to the book of its developing career. The Barcelona based band is developing a solid fan base in Europe and starting to create a landmark on today's indepent artist's field. "Into Light", the follow up album to "Joy", their debut, is now on the vaults to be presented to the public around Christmas 2010. "Joy" has been welcomed by european critics and media as "fresh air" into the music scene. Black Gandhi has started to spread its music around Europe since they've been invited to play Popkomm Reggae Festival '08 in Berlin, Auditorium de Lyon, l'Auditori de Barcelona, Barden Treffen at Nürnberg, Afro Latino Festival in Belgium, Womex at Seville or recently at Rototom Sunsplash Festival in its first edition in Benicassim, Spain. Black Gandhi is also distributing "Joy" in Japan and has sold more then 3000 album copies online through its own online Black Gandhi Store (http://onedrop-music.com/blackgandhistore/). The band was born a few years ago since five friends got together every now and then to just jam and enjoy while developing their individual career in the professional music scene. Musical ideas and ideologies had so much in common it ended up becoming a project not just to have fun but also to comunicate the spirit and the way of thinking of the group. The last member naturally came in when the band started to develop a sound of its own and needed to keep up with the technical side. The sound ingeneer became a part of the band and had led them into a superior stage sound. Inspired by pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi and influenced by the traditions of black music, Black Gandhi's music is compromised with a message: let's live a joyful life, let's be aware of what we do. "These are times of changes. times of spiritual "crisis", times of thinking on a global scale. But we can only change what we can reach. So we like the idea of starting a butterfly effect of positiveness, compromise, peace and enjoyment by playing our music and spreading the word of mouth".

My Artists Sessions

Saturday, March 19

10:00pm CDT