MARKSCHEIDER KUNST is a Russian band with a German name that plays music that sounds like the African tropics -- Latin-ska fusion from Northern Havana.
Markscheider Kunst are one of the most prominent club acts of St. Petersburg and Moscow, with a following also in Western Europe. Their melodic, irresistibly positive, intoxicating and danceable music, which is best heard live, crosses borders effortlessly.
They have been touring western Europe, from Finland to Austria and beyond, regularly since 1997, and performed on numerous festivals such as e.g.German Breminale, Lowlands Festival, Finnish Ilosaarirock, Stanser Musiktage, Finnish Imatra Big Band Festival and Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2007, Sziget in 2008 and the boutique festival Cameleon in 2009. They have opened for Manu Chao and performed numerous times with The Skatalites. In 2002, Markscheider Kunst were showcased at WOMEX.
"Leaning tropical rhythms against glancing African guitars, the song gives a danceable base to vocals that point to their homeland." —Washington Post