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Korean-German Martin Jondo was born 1979 in Berlin. He is a reggae artist. He came in contact with reggae in mid-90s found the Rastafarian culture. He learned to play guitar and made his first songs. Cooperation with German reggae artist Gentleman from 2002, was the start of Jondo's carrier. He is known for songs as 'Rainbow Warrior' (2005), 'Jah Gringo' (2006) and 'Rivers' (2013). In 2005 Jondo released his debut-EP Rainbow Warrior. First full length album Echo & Smoke came 2006 and his latest, Pink Flowers, 2015.Read More...
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Martin Jondo, ½ German (father) and ½ Korean (mother), was born 1979 in Berlin. In the mid 90's Martin got in contact with the belief of Rastafar thereon he adapted the cult of reggae singing as well. Now with his new belief he was seeking his past through the nature, with guitar in his case and his new religion he created his first songs.
The Rebel - (*Wake up* from the album- Statements outa Babylon“), feature-tracks („Bloodhunter“ feat. Mellow Mark from his album „Sturm“, „Rainy Days“ with Gentleman, „Wunderlampe“ (Wonderlamp) with Silly Walks Movement) are some of his first tracks.
Although Martin Jondo seems like someone who just came out of the blue, but before his brakethough with his song Rainbow Warrior - he did a lot of background music with a lot of people. Due to his short present on these songs, people couldn't really get a hold of who it was. But he as been working for a long time wiht a lot of well known artist.
He was also two year on tour with Gentelman. So the short chubby guy you might have seen on Gentelmans tour videos on stage -. jup that’s Jondo alright.
(Silly Walks Movement) Soundsystems (Pow_Pow_Movement, (Phlatline Sound), (Redemption Sound)
(Kingstone Sound), (Concrete Jungle),
(Outayard International) and Smoking Tuna)
Believe it or not, but it wasn't before his tour with Gentelman on the year 2002 that he was accepted as a professional artist. Before that Jondo, this charismatic person, had been a bit shy guy and didn't take the shot he deserved. But on his own tour " Journey To Jah" Jondo totaly let lose and showed the world his true self. And with the song "Rainbow Warrior" he killed the crowed with passion and made them his for all eternity.
List of prizes he has conquered:
Best of Dancehall Reggae Dub Ska (2003).
Newcomer of the year (2004).