It’s already been quite some time now that Xavier Naidoo is an important part of the German music scene. The son of a German-Tamil-Indian family had to cope with discrimination from his early childhood on. He was being bullied heavily because of his colour of the skin and was even threatened more than once. He was brought up with Roman Catholic belief and has kept the according values and moral principles up to this very day – a fact he’s living proof of in all his awesome songs and projects. He is a gifted singer, merging humanity and simpleness as well as his unique voice into a huge event.
Naidoo was brought up in Wallstadt, a neighbourhood in the German city of Mannheim, his most beloved city he’s still living in. He made his first musical experiences as a singer in church choirs and was beginning to grow popular with some performances in the USA, as well as musicals in Mannheim. One very important moment in his musical career certainly was the cooperation with Mrs. Setlur. He is and will always be the most popular son of his home town Mannheim, which becomes clear when he releases his latest project “Telegramm für X” (English: “Telegram for X”) which was a big hit. It’s simply an example for tolerance and humanity, for the belief in God and justice.
His dearest project, however, are “Die Söhne Mannheims” (English: “The Sons of Mannheim”) whom he pledged allegiance. With the name of his tours with this band he hopes for positive reactions of his fans: “Bist Du am Leben interessiert?” (English: “Are you interested in life?”). The reactions indeed were positive in regards to his successes in Germany. This very charismatic singer has recently broadened his area of work by various projects, but nevertheless, he never stagnates in his musical development, always adding new, exciting thoughts dealing with the state of our society.
In the last years, he managed to coin his very own sound that everyone recognizes as his own. Xavier Naidoos’ appeal on his fans is clear: especially in our fast paced world today, it’s important to believe in the good in every human being, and this is exactly what he does. His quite special position towards religion becomes obvious in his lyrics. Even when it comes to prizes and awards, his position towards belief and God becomes clear. Not for nothing was he awarded the title “Singing Agent of God” by a magazine, a title he gladly accepted.
He says, the Bible is addressing itself to him directly, and that he uses much of its content for his own way and also states the Bible really impresses him.
He really is someone who cares a lot about others and has already done so much for them with his actions for several aid organizations like Brothers Keepers but he’s also become well-known for other projects, like the Söhne Mannheims or the so-called “Rilke Projekt”. Xavier Naidoo’s project “Zeichen der Zeit” (English: Signs of the times”) is a collaboration with many different great artists. This outstanding project contains an important message, that is, the deep belief in God. With this, he wants to express that his message is to be spread into the world, so that all the world can be changed in a positive way by each of us.
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