Momo Cat

 

Momo Cat

In reggae circles a genuine multiculturality seems to be a matter of course in a manner which most rock and pop bands can only dream of, but even so, Momo Cat is a man of the world like very few others. Born in Morocco as Quiat Mohammed, he moved first to France and then, in 1990, to Finland. It did not take him long to find a bunch of soulmates even in this land of sleet and snow: first he had a band called Saganor, with which he supported such reggae legends as The Wailers and Black Uhuru on their visits to Finland. Then, after a short period as a solo artist, he joined the country's arguably most important rhythm combo Soul Captain Band. He has also collaborated with artists like Mariska, performed in Morocco, Lithuania, Turkey and France, and even – does this man ever sleep? – taken part in the Finnish semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Now Momo Cat is going solo again. On his brand new album Rocky Road he speaks his mind about the system in English, French and Arabic, but his roots reggae never loses the playful attitude and the groove that will, without a doubt, set even the pebbles on the Rento Stage beach dancing.


www.momocat.com
myspace.com/momocatmaroc


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