Interviews

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...


DERRICK MORGAN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2007

Derrick - or should I say "Your Majesty", because you're known as 'The King of Ska' - it's a great honour to have you...


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...


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...


AL CAMPBELL - REGGAE GEEL 08/2007

Al, nice to have you back in Belgium. I seem to remember you playing the Reggae Geel festival a couple of years ago, right?Al Campbell: "Yes,...


HORACE ANDY - ONE LOVE ONE STYLE 07/2007

Blessings Sleepy, nice to finally catch up with you! I've been chasing you all the way from Brussels to London!Horace 'Sleepy' Andy:...


LEVI ROOTS - ONE LOVE ONE STYLE 07/2007

In 2006, after participating in the BBC 2 show Dragon's Den, Levi Roots changed from being a local South-London roots singer into a national...


AFRICA UNITE (MADASKI) - ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH 07/2007

Mada, Africa Unite is Italy's biggest reggae band I believe?Franco 'Madaski' Caudullo: "(laughs) Yeah I think so, we're...


MORGAN HERITAGE (ROY 'GRAMPS' MORGAN) - AFRO LATINO 06/2007

Gramps, blessings and welcome to Belgium again. Your last album was called 'Full Circle', meaning you guys were more or less back where you...


ERROL ‘FLABBA’ HOLT - PETROL 06/2007

Respect Flabba, nice to have you back in Belgium.Errol 'Flabba' Holt: "Yeah man, it's been a long time since I've been here....


ISRAEL VIBRATION - PETROL 06/2007

Wiss, Skelly, the new album is called 'Stamina'. How much stamina did it take to get where you are today?Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgin:...


SOLDIERS OF JAH ARMY - VK 05/2007

It looks more and more likely that the future of roots reggae lies in the United States. After Groundation and Matisyahu, Soldiers Of Jah Army or...


THE HEPTONES - DEPOT 04/2007

Leroy, you never minced your words in your opinion about Coxsone Dodd. He passed away now. Has that tempered your feelings in any way, or are they...


BOBBY ELLIS - TOUR & TAXIS 04/2007

Bobby, you are one of the many famous ex-alumni of that now legendary institution the Alpha Boys School.Bobby Ellis: "Oh yes, I certainly...


MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI (BROTHER SAM) - TOUR & TAXIS 04/2007

Blessings Brother Sam. Nice to have The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari back in Belgium once again.Brother Samuel 'Sam' Clayton:...


KING KONG - ZAAL ’T PARKSKE 03/2007

King Kong, I want to start with a little compliment. The speech you opened your concert with here tonight was one of the most conscious and...


TANYA STEPHENS - VK 03/2007

Blessings Tanya.Tanya Stephens: "Thank you very much, I can always use blessings. (laughs)"The last time I talked to you was about two...