Dissidenten / Exil Musik GmbH

EXIL MUSIK is the Label of groundbreaking musical pioneers »DISSIDENTEN« from Berlin presenting artists from around the world.

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Pioneers of Global Sound
Since 1981, the Berlin trio has explored sounds between Berlin and Tangier, Barcelona and Winnipeg, Altai and Bangalore, as one of the first groups ever to have opened West- ern pop culture to global influences.
Through decades of musical collaborations between Global Beat and Krautrock, new Classical and Trance, Metal and Electronics, the band has won a wonderfully eclectic audience on all continents. More than a thousand concerts and festival appearances have taken them around the entire planet. Selection of international festivals: See below
The Music Express ranked the Dissidenten album “Sahara Elektrik” among the 100 most important German records of all time. The album sold several million copies world wide. The title track “Fata Morgana” was a hit from Toronto to Cairo and Rio. “This album,” wrote the Spanish journalist Jose Miguel Lopez, “is the Bible and the Koran of world music and marked the birth of a genre.”
More international press: See below
Other Dissidenten projects had a seminal in uence as well:
In Bollywood 1993, Dissidenten produced “The Jungle Book”, a trailblazing concept album which reflects their years of experience with South Indian music.
Remixes of their album “Instinctive Traveler” featuring DJs Sven Väth and Shantel were internationally acclaimed and inspired the live CD series “Dissidenten remix.ed”.
In cooperation with several European orchestras and choirs Dissidenten developed the documentary opera “The Memory of the Waters “which is being performed internationally since 2000.
Today, Dissidenten’s global pop sounds are particularly relevant. During the festival tour 20118/19, the group presented their latest album “We Don’t Shoot - Mohamed Mounir & Dissidenten” live before more than 350,000 listeners in Western Europe, Russia, Asia and Arabia. With biting sound and timely political commentary they show that even after three decades, they are still the pioneers of the genre. Together with groups like Kraftwerk or Einstürzende Neubauten, Dissidenten continue to spearhead the German avant-garde.


participating in

  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001
  • WOMEX 2000
  • virtualWOMEX


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Short Bio Dissidenten/Exil

Dissidenten - Pioneers of Global SoundSince 1981,...