Interviews

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


NOEL ELLIS - REGGAEBUS 08/2015

Noel, as the son of the late great Alton Ellis basically you were surrounded by music from birth and you already recorded your very first song at...


SR. WILSON - REGGAE BUS FESTIVAL 08/2015

Sr. Wilson, as an introduction, could you tell us how exactly you got involved in reggae music?Sr. Wilson: "I've been doing reggae for about ten...


CHRISTOPHER ELLIS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Christopher, for starters can I just say you really resemble your father!Christopher Ellis: "(laughs) I know, everybody keeps telling me that, so...


MICAH SHEMAIAH - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Micah, growing up in the Twelve Tribes movement; what would you say has the importance of that organization been in your development as a...


EXILE DI BRAVE - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Exile, a bit like Kabaka Pyramid, you started out in hip-hop rather than in reggae.Exile Di Brave: "Well, I was born in the eighties and grew up in...


PREZIDENT BROWN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Prezident, do you feel being a country man changed your approach to music compared to someone born in the ghettos of Kingston for example?Prezident...


SHINEHEAD - REGGAE GEEL 07/2015

Shinehead, you were born in the UK, but somehow you ended up in the US. What exactly is the story there?Shinehead: "Well, you know have some people...


RHYTHMITES - IRIE VIBES 07/2015

Murph for starters could you tell us a bit about Rhythmites?Andrew 'Murph' Murphy (lead guitar): "Originally Rhythmites was a three piece band,...


BLACK SLATE - IRIE VIBES 07/2015

Guys, what spurned the whole Black Slate reunion?Anthony Brightly (keyboards): "Well, what you need to know is that when we called it quits back in...


RAS MIDAS - ENTERTAINMENT WORKS EUROPE 07/2015

Ras Midas, I know you were in part raised by your grandmother. How big of an influence has she been?Ras Midas: "Well for starters, my grandmother...