Interviews

ALY KEITA - MOLIERE 12/2007

Talking to Aly Keita means talking about the balafon (West-African type of wooden xylophone, red.). The balafons you use are different from most...


ABYSSINIANS - PETROL 11/2007

Blesings Donald, blessings Bernard, it's a true honor to have you here in Belgium again!Donald Manning: "Yes, give thanks and praise! All...


BASSEKOU KOUYATE - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2007

For years Bassekou Kouyate was the favorite ngoni player of Malian grandmasters like Toumani Diabate and Ali Farka Toure; the latter continuously...


COCOA TEA - VK 10/2007

Cocoa, my first question concerns your stage name Cocoa Tea. Looking for an explanation I noticed opinions seemed to differ about the meaning of...


TOUMANI DIABATE - CC DE WARANDE 10/2007

The kora, the twenty-one-snared traditional Malian harp, is an almost mystical instrument and no one plays it with more virtuosity than Toumani...


BOUBACAR TRAORE - FLAGEY 10/2007

After the passing of his good friend Ali Farka Toure, Boubacar 'Kar Kar' Traore seems to be the logical heir to the throne of the Mali...


UMAN - FLAGEY 10/2007

Uman has already been a frontrunner in the Belgian dancehall and hip hop scene for years and has now also finally released his debut album...


PRINCE BUSTER - LOKERSE FEESTEN 08/2007

Prince Buster, first and foremost I want to say it's an incredible honour finally to be able to welcome you to Belgium. Your performance here...


YELLOWMAN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2007

Blessings King Yellowman! You just played the Reggae Geel festival. "Geel" means "yellow" in Dutch, so one might call this some...


MACKA B - REGGAE GEEL 08/2007

Blessings Macka B! Nice to have you back here at the Reggae Geel festival again. You used to be almost a regular here at the earlier editions of...