Interviews

SEUN KUTI - FESTIVAL MUNDIAL 06/2008

Dressed in the same tight-fitting suits his father wore back in the seventies and backed by the Egypt 80 band, Seun Kuti is the spitting image of...


WATCHACLAN - FESTIVAL MUNDIAL 06/2008

With their mix of nationalities, languages and musical styles, a Watchaclan concert takes you on a journey that can lead anywhere and nowhere at...


HABIB KOITE - WERELDFEEST LEUVEN 05/2008

Out of all West-African musicians, Habib Koite is without a doubt the Belgian public's favourite. Year after year, his concerts keep selling...


MAHALA RAI BANDA - BOTANIQUE 05/2008

Mahala Rai Banda is still all too often seen as just Taraf de Haïdouks' kid brother, but that could change, because with their unique...


GENTLEMAN - AB 04/2008

In just a few years Tillman Otto aka. Gentleman has become Europe's most successful reggae export product and the various duets with Jamaican...


CAMPINA REGGAE - DE ROMA 04/2008

Steven, Campina Reggae's debut album, 'Vet En Verstaanbaar', has just been released. Taking into account the current recession in the...


TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - LA BOUSSOLE 04/2008

Tiken Jah Fakoly is without a doubt Africa's most promising reggae star. The man's charisma takes one back to the glory days of Bob Marley,...


ZEKER WETEN - ARENBERG 04/2008

In Dutch "zeker weten" means something like "I'm sure" or "I'm convinced", and that's exactly what we...


GROUNDATION - AB 04/2008

Since our last encounter in 2004, when Europe's reggae crowd had only barely discovered this band from California, Groundation's sound has...


SEBASTIAN STURM - AB 04/2008

Sebastian Sturm is one of Germany's newest faces on the roots reggae scene. We caught up with him at the AB in Brussels where he was playing...


MARKO MARKOVIC - CC DE WARANDE 03/2008

What's left for a musician who's already won just about every award and title out there? For Boban Markovic, Serbian master of the gypsy...


PRINCE ALLA - RIDER'S PARK 03/2008

We had to drive all the way to the far eastern corner of Belgium to see Prince Alla in action, but we did not mind all that much; it was worth the...


TARAF DE HA√ŹDOUKS - AB 02/2008

Given a choice, Roma musicians tend to opt to let their instruments rather than their voices do the talking and the added language barrier...


MANJUL - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 01/2008

Manjul's life story reads like a picaresque novel: from the colourful multicultural Parisian quarter Barbes he moved to Réunion and...


TAKANA ZION - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 01/2008

Takana Zion's debut album, 'Zion Prophet', immediately struck the right cord and his nickname 'African Sizzla' only raised our...


OMAR PERRY - EL METTEKO 01/2008

'Man Free', Omar Perry's debut album, proves something we already knew: Belgium has world class reggae talent. It's time for an...


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...