MARCUS GAD confirmed @ Reggae Jam 2018

MARCUS GAD

After four years spent on the road meeting Native and alternative Peoples of the world, Marcus Gad returns home to Nouméa in late 2014 and produces two EPs: "Soul Talk"(2015) and acclaimed "Purify"(2016), both available online for free listening. The success is immediate in New Caledonia, and the two EPs are massively broadcasted on all radios and local television channels. His music then crosses distant borders with the help of the Internet and conquers a wide audience in Europe too. In the beginning of 2016, Marcus Gad flies out of his island for two European tours and a Reunion Island tour.

His first album, "Chanting ", will be out on April 14th, 2017, recorded in the best conditions at Studio Davout in Paris with his own band, Tribe.
“Chanting”, the first track, reveals the profound mystical tone tainting his music. His purpose is higher than entertaining people, Marcus Gad is truly chanting, singing an incantation, singing in the name of a higher presence … Upon hearing the first songs of the album, one can feel the title take its full dimension. If the overall feel is clearly that of  spiritual and militant Reggae music, multiple influences are subtly distributed throughout the album. Each piece embarks the listener on a new journey, a different meditative state.

Loaded with symbolism, this album is a perfect introduction to Marcus Gad’s vast artistic universe: a touch of Aboriginal music, Eastern vocal scales reciting thousand-year-old Indian mantras, tints of soul and even rhythmic hip-hop, as with  All Together. The depth of the lead voice and backing vocals, hypnotically chanted by the singer, bind harmoniously all of his inspirations and compose a rich and strongly grounded identity. Cultural ambassador of a South Pacific island where nature and Tribal customs are still greatly preserved, Marcus Gad leans on the power of Reggae to develop profound themes and open the listener to new reflections, in a time when big changes must be brought about for the sake of Humanity and life itself.

Breathe deeply and enter Kanak Land by discovering Marcus Gad’s universe and his angelic voice. More than music, his work invites one to live a unique sensory experience.