Interviews

TANYA STEPHENS - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2005

Tanya Stephens' 'Gangsta Blues' album catapulted her straight to the number one spot of most popular female dancehall artist, but her...


TOOTS & THE MAYTALS (TOOTS HIBBERT) - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2005

Crowning a career spanning over 30 years, in 2005 Toots Hibbert was awarded a Grammy for his latest album 'True Love'. We found the...


GENTLEMAN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2005

Gentleman: "You know, we can really make a difference with our lyrics! It's very important to keep the message clean, so children can also...


MARCIA GRIFFITHS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2005

Marcia, thank you for taking the time to do this. First, I want to take you back to last February, the big memorial celebrations for Bob...


DENNIS ALCAPONE - ONE LOVE ONE STYLE 07/2005

Dennis, when you started out there was a trinity of deejays in Jamaica: you had U Roy, there was Big Youth and there was Dennis Alcapone. Was there...


PRINCE MALACHI - ONE LOVE ONE STYLE 07/2005

Malachi, could you tell us how you got involved in music, because I read somewhere that you didn't even start out as a singer?Prince Malachi:...


DREADZONE - ONE LOVE ONE STYLE 07/2005

Dreadzone is back! Ten years ago Dreadzone's second album 'Second Light' catapulted the band straight to the top of the British charts....


BLACK UHURU (DUCKIE SIMPSON) - RIVIERENHOF 07/2005

If Michael Rose is the voice of Black Uhuru, then Duckie Simpson is definitely the brains of the operation. In the whole succession of different...


BLACK UHURU (MICHAEL ROSE) - RIVIERENHOF 07/2005

Saying Black Uhuru is saying Michael Rose. Even though he wasn't really there from the very beginning, his unique voice has become synonymous...


FRANKIE PAUL - RIVIERENHOF 07/2005

Frankie, I have to start of with that old cliché question. They call you 'The Jamaican Stevie Wonder'. Are you tired of hearing...


LLOYD PARKS - RIVIERENHOF 07/2005

Lloyd, you're renowned as a bass player, but you got really famous when you started touring as the bandleader of the We The People Band with...


NAMBO ROBINSON - COULEUR CAFE 07/2005

If you haven't heard the name ‘Nambo' Robinson yet, just pick up any reggae album at random and there's a big chance his name...


THIRD WORLD (BUNNY RUGS) - COULEUR CAFE 07/2005

If the name Bunny Rugs doesn't immediately ring a bell, Third World definitely should. Bunny Rugs is the superb voice of this legendary band...


JAH SHAKA - COULEUR CAFE 07/2005

Jah Shaka! For lovers of roots and UK dub steppers this is not just a name but a battle cry. After three decades his reputation as a deejay icon...


BARRINGTON LEVY - FESTIVAL MUNDIAL 06/2005

Barrington, big up! A bit sad about that ending here tonight, but that's just Holland, they watch their clocks and cut you off. I hope you...


BUSH CHEMISTS - VK 05/2005

Bush Chemists consists of a whole lot of people. Could you guys introduce yourselves and say what you do in the band?Dougie Wardrop: "I'm...


ZION TRAIN (MOLARA) - VK 05/2005

Molara, as an introduction, could you maybe describe in your own words the music Zion Train makes?Molara: "Heavyweight sound system music...


MICHAEL FRANTI - CC DE WARANDE 04/2005

The least you can say about Michael Franti is that the man evolves. He started his career as an angry young rapper and a member of Disposable...


RANKING JOE - DALI'S BAR 04/2005

Seldom has a reggae legend passed through Belgium so unnoticed than deejay veteran and prime student from the school of U Roy, Ranking Joe at...


ISRAEL VIBRATION - AB 04/2005

Israel Vibration still has the reputation to be one of the strongest forces in Jamaican vocal harmony style. Wiss, Skelly and Apple - the three...