One of the most outspoken singer/songwriters for the far left Die Linke party in Germany, Konstantin Wecker is an artist who uses his music as a platform for his political views. Though his debut came in 1972, he rose to fame with the release of his 1977 album Genug ist nicht genug, which featured his first major hit "Willy." With his piano as his main instrument, he has since released over 40 albums and composed songs for several film soundtracks. His jazz-inspired world music resonates with international audiences, and his political views, which often spread far beyond German politics into topics such as his opposition to the war in Iraq, have earned him a reputation as a world-wide left-wing ally.
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