Interviews

IBRAHIM MAALOUF - THEATRE 140 12/2009

Ibrahim, you were immersed in the world of classical music from a very young age and you later went on to win just about every price out there....


STAFF BENDA BILILI - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2009

Ricky, Staff Benda Bilili is the talk of the town, but what is the story behind the band?Ricky Likabu (bandleader, vocals): "We all started...


SUGAR MINOTT - PETROL 11/2009

Sugar, if we take it all the way back to the time before you became a vocalist, you worked as a sound system selector for a while. Do you still...


TONY ALLEN - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2009

Tony, why exactly did you choose the drums when you started to play music all these years ago? You have to get a drum kit so it's not really...


BAABA MAAL - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 10/2009

Baaba, for starters, could you briefly situate Podor, your natal village in Senegal?Baaba Maal: "Podor is situated in the north of Senegal at...


MULATU ASTATKE - HET DEPOT 10/2009

Mulatu, I think you will agree when I say you weren't really predestined for a career in music? Being a musician wasn't that highly...


AFEL BOCOUM - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 10/2009

Afel, for starters could you maybe explain what the title of your new album 'Tabital Pulaaku' is all about?Afel Bocoum:...


ROGER ROBIN - TRIX 09/2009

Roger, you started out your musical career working with the renowned Saxon soundsystem.Roger Robin: "I hear you did your homework. (laughs)...


THE CONGOS - MINNEMEERS 09/2009

Cedric, we have to start by mentioning the new album, 'Back In The Black Ark'. Have The Congos come full circle now?Cedric Myton:...


AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE - REGGAE GEEL 08/2009

Bonjo, first take us back to the time before African Head Charge. Where do your musical roots lie?Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah: "Before African Head...