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Genres Reggae, ska, dancehall, klezmer, hip hop
Years active 2003 (2003) – present
  • Yuriy Gurzhy
  • Simon Wahorn
  • Katya Tasheva
  • MadMilian
  • Anke Lucks
  • Dan Freeman
  • Max Bakshish
  • Daniel Kahn
  • January Penny

RotFront (often prefixed with: "Emigrantski Raggamuffin Kollektiv") is a world music band from Berlin.


The group was founded in 2003 as Emigrantski Raggamuffin Kollektiv RotFront by Ukrainian Yuriy Gurzhy together with Wladimir Kaminer and Hungarian Simon Wahorn.

Other artists occasionally performed with RotFront. The number of musicians on stage sometimes reached fifteen. Actress and singer Dorka Gryllus is a former band member.

The German World Music Award Ruth was awarded in 2010 to RotFront for their performance at folk music festival TFF Rudolstadt.[1]

Style and background[edit]

The band plays in various styles including rock, hip-hop, Dance Hall, reggae, ska and a variety of folk backgrounds.

Song lyrics are written in multiple languages, such as German, English, Russian and Hungarian.



  • Emigrantski Raggamuffin (2009)
  • Visa free (May 2011)
  • 17 German Dances (17 Deutsche Tänze) ( April 2014 )


  • B -Style ( compilation contribution to listen to berlin (Berlin Music Commission) 2009)
  • Ya Piv (Tiger Hifi Echo Mix) ( 2009)
  • Zhenya ( P-Town Remix) ( Compilation contribution to Kaffee Burger (Duplicate Records) 2006)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ruth 2010 Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine.