Madcon

Madcon is a Norwegian dance/hip hop duo formed in 1992 by Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa. With New album this days – Madcon Contakt – Nordlyset

They are well known from the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Interval Act, in which they performed their hit song “Glow”. Madcon quickly established themselves in the Nordic music industry, and supports various international superstars like Destiny’s Child50 CentAlicia KeysWu-Tang ClanXzibitSaian Supa CrewClipseRedman, and Busta Rhymes. Madcon supported the latest official European tour with Gang Starr.

In the Norwegian shall we dance?. Dancing celebrities with professional dancers and companies are reviewed by a panel of judges and the TV viewers. Each pair consists of a celebrity and a professional dancer and the one with the fewest votes does not participate in the next round. third season 2007 was won by Tshawe Baqwa and his dance partner Maria Sandvik.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c)2007 Tshawe Baqwa

On 14 January 2012, during the annual Spellemannprisen in Oslo, Plumbo gained some negative attention after lead singer Lars Lars Erik Blokkhus accepted the prize for best song, for Møkkamann (roughly translated as “Dirt man” or “Shit man”), and proceeded to make a remark, meant as a joke, to the dark-skinned hosts Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam from the popular Norwegian duo Madcon, saying that seeing them he though the song got a new name; Mokkamann (literally Mocca man). After his remark, Blokkhus has apologized several times for his comment.

Plumbo was immediately condemned for the comment by several well-known Norwgian artists and media outlets. However, a majority of the Norwegian public denounced the condemnation and multiple sympathy and support campaigns for the band were launched after the incident, promoting large scale voting for their song “Ola Nordmann” in theMelodi Grand Prix.

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