Monday, 2 January 2012

International Flava In Ya Ear: Xavier Naidoo

 Xavier Naidoo with mic

I discover music often when traveling and going about my life here in Germany. Since sharing is caring, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of the international artist that have become permanent residents on my playlist.

First up is Xavier Naidoo, a German singer of South African and Sri Lankan descent. I was introduced to Naidoo's hit,  'Ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du)' during a fun filled night of karaoke in Berlin. A Turkish man with an amazing voice was singing his heart out and totally stole the show.  The title in English is 'I have never seen (something as beautiful as you)'. awwww

The hit is older, originally released in 2003, and features American Rapper turned actor, RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. I know, I know, it sounds 'interesing', but I promise you it is worth a listen. Since it is sung in both English and German it proved to be the perfect gateway drug to the rest of Naidoo's music.  Tell me what you think!

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  1. I have loved this guy for a minute him and sonnes of mannheim (sp) have the most beautiful voices music is truly universal...

  2. Thanks for sharing this. What a great way to listen to some German while being able to appreciate great music too.


  3. i found him when i lived in germany too! he does some really decent things with music!!