Polish Institute birthday with the Reggae Rajahs, Marika and Dancehall Masak-Rah

Press Release

The Polish Institute in India is celebrating its first birthday with gigs in Delhi and Bangalore! Bringing together India’s Reggae Rajahs with sizzling-hot Polish vocal talent, Marika, and Polish DJs, Dancehall Masak-Rah, Junior Stress and Ras Tooh. 

The Polish Institute for culture in New Delhi is celebrating one year of exceptional events in India with anniversary music concerts in New Delhi and Bangalore - once again, reaching young audiences through top-shelf musical talent from both Poland and India. Produced in partnership with the Reggae Rajahs, the concerts will headline Polish performing artist, Marika, who has played as support for Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, Macy Gray, Erykah Badu and other world-class artists.

The events will feature some of the finest reggae, soul and funk artists from Poland; accompanying Marika are Dancehall Masak-Rah, Junior Stress and Ras Tooh alongside India’s heavyweight reggae entertainers, the Reggae Rajahs.

These shows follow upon the hugely-successful celebrations of the fourth anniversary of the Reggae Rajahs in March 2013 - a multi-city tour made possible by the support of the Polish Institute, which introduced Polish talents DJ Dreadsquad and jazz-soul singer Kasia Malenda to enthusiastic Indian audiences. These concerts will make an even bigger impact with more of the energy and excitement that lit up the dancehalls earlier this year. 

“We want the young audiences in Delhi, Bangalore and other cities to have a glimpse into the diverse and rich contemporary music scene in Poland. Some of the Polish music festivals are being awarded as the best in Europe, such as Heineken Opener in Gdansk, Tauron’s promotion of electronica and rock, the OFF festival in Katowice - dedicated to world-alternative music, Ostroda’s Reggae and many more. The collaborations between the Reggae Rajahs from India and Polish artists, including Marika, are examples of projects that can, in the future, lead to recordings and concert tours, both here and in Poland; building awareness of the shared music scenes between our two countries - connecting people.”
Anna Tryc-Bromley
Director of the Polish Institute in New Delhi