Interviews

CHRONIXX - REGGAE GEEL 08/2017

Chronixx, 'Chronology', the title of your debut album of course refers to your stage name, but it also sounds like anthology.Chronixx: "Well,...


PROTOJE - OPENLUCHTTHEATER RIVIERENHOF 07/2017

Protoje, for your first two albums you still joined forces with your cousin Donovan 'Don Corleon' Bennett, but for 'Ancient Future' you linked up...


SONGHOY BLUES (ALIOU 'ALI' TOURE) - PIAS 05/2017

Ali, Songhoy Blues is really the story of four musicians who found each other in difficult circumstances when in 2012 you were all forced to flee...


MELLOW MOOD - CC DE WARANDE 03/2017

Jacopo, Lorenzo, Julio, together with Paolo Baldini you guys are all from Pordenone in Friulli. Does that mean there a small reggae scene...


AKALE WUBE (OLIVER DEGABRIELLE) - CC DE WARANDE 02/2017

Oliver, the first logical question… How do a bunch of French musicians plus one Maltese guy get involved in playing Ethiopian music from the...


SEEKAMAN - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2017

Stick, I don't want to go into the whole story again - people can listen to 'Where Is The Justice', which tells it nicely and there are plenty of...


ORKESTA MENDOZA - DE CASINO 10/2016

Sergio, the whole Orkesta Mendoza story actually started with you participating in the Great Cover Up concert series.Sergio Mendoza (vocals, piano,...


J.C. LODGE - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2016

J.C. the first thing that struck me in your biography is that your first big love in music was The Beatles.J.C. Lodge: "Beatles music has become...


THE DUBBEEZ - REGGAE GEEL 08/2016

Quincy, Olivia, how exactly did The Dubbeez get started? Where did you all know each other from?Quincy Fleur (vocals): "Before we started calling...


RUNKUS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2016

Runkus, being the son of the great Determine, would you say you were predestined to follow into your father's footsteps and get into the music...


NOURA MINT SEYMALI - SFINKS 07/2016

Noura, compared to music from neighboring countries like Mali, Senegal or even Burkina Faso, Mauritanian Music isn't that well known. Why do you...


KASSAV' - COULEUR CAFE 07/2016

Jacob, Jocelyne, Kassav' is often credited for having invented zouk. What does that term represent to you guys?Jacob Desvarieux (vocals &...


META AND THE CORNERSTONES - DE ROMA 05/2016

Meta, you started your music career as a member of a band called Yalla Suuren, back when you were still living in Senegal.Meta Dia: "When we...


RANDY VALENTINE - PETROL 05/2016

Randy, you spent your childhood and most of you adolescence in Jamaica, but moved to the UK in your late teens. Would you say you experienced a...


KEL ASSOUF - AB 03/2016

Anana, how does a Nigerien Tuareg end up in Brussels of all places?Anana Harouna (vocals, guitar): "Well, I guess you might say love strikes in the...


JAH9 - DOMEIN MENAS 12/2015

Jah9, on stage I've heard you referring to your music as not being entertainment. What is it about music, about being on stage that drew you that...


NISH WADADA - RADIO CENTRAAL 11/2015

Nish, you were born and raised in Rotterdam but are of Cape Verde descent. Even though Cabo Verde used to be a Portuguese colony, there's also...


PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND - AB 10/2015

Pat, as the "golden voice of highlife", what does highlife represent to you?Pat Thomas: "First and foremost highlife is what I do. Our first...


RAPHAEL - SMILE! ANTWERP REGGAE FESTIVAL 08/2015

Raphael, you were born in Savona, Italy. What can you tell us about that place?Raphael: "Savona is a small town near Genova in the Liguria region...


PIERPOLJAK - BRUSSELS SUMMER FESTIVAL 08/2015

Pékah, you didn't start out as a singer. At which point did you discover the power of your voice?Pierpoljak: "At the very beginning of my...