Interviews

KEITH & TEX - N9 04/2014

Keith, Tex, apparently you guys met one day while playing a game of soccer?Keith Barrington Rowe: "That's true yes, and I'm sure Tex will probably...


ZIGGY MARLEY - AB 04/2014

Ziggy, you don't seem to shy away from genres that are outside the scope of reggae music, but would you ever consider doing an album without...


CHRONIXX - VK 04/2014

Chronixx, you already penned your first tune at the age of five. What can you still remember about that song?Chronixx: "It was a tune about poor...


DRE ISLAND - VK 04/2014

Dre, apparently it was your grandmother who convinced your father to let you pursue a career as a musician.Dre Island: "I remember I was three...


KELISSA - VK 04/2014

Kelissa, what immediately sets you apart from most other artists of your generation is the fact that you've lived in Africa for quite a...


JEMERE MORGAN - HET DEPOT 03/2015

Jemere, with your first name meaning "wish come true", I can't but wonder: as the third generation in the Morgan clan to opt for a career in the...


MORGAN HERITAGE (LUKES MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014

Lukes, your sister Una informed me that the reason you cut your dreads was because of problems with your neck and back. Are you on the mend...


MORGAN HERITAGE (MOJO MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014

Mojo, for several years Morgan Heritage played festivals that weren't exactly reggae-oriented. Was that a conscious choice?Mojo Morgan: "I think...


BOTTLE OF MOONSHINE - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014

Kris, Hanne, when and where did it all start for Bottle Of Moonshine? Kris Van Hees (trumpet): "As so often, it all started with a bunch of friends...


ONE ROOT (MATT-I) - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014

At the origins of One Root there was a collective called Black Mystic Erotic.Matt-I (guitar & vocals): "I was still studying jazz at Jazz...


JAMAICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SIMON 'SAIMN-I' DECANTE) - RADIO CENTRAAL 01/2014

Simon, I don't really have to ask you how you met up with Wouter ('Wowie' Rosseel, guitar/bandleader/composer, red.) as you both play with Pura...


CAPITAL LETTERS - HOOTANANNY 01/2014

JB, Teacher, Capital Letters really started out as The Alphabets. Junior 'JB' Brown (bass): "We named ourselves The Alphabets but quickly...


MAMAR KASSEY (YACOUBA MOUMOUNI) - MAGIC MIRRORS BRUSSELS 12/2013

Yacouba, with 'Taboussizé', Mamar Kassey returns after a break of about five years. What happened during these "silent"...


LALA NJAVA - LA PORTEUSE D'EAU 10/2013

Lala, you come from a large musically inclined family. Lala Njava: "Yes, we're fifteen brothers and sisters, all involved in music and generally...


ROD TAYLOR - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2013

Rod, together with Barry Brown and the illustrious Johnny Lee, you started out in a band called The Aliens. How did you guys get together?Rod...


KOBO TOWN - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2013

Drew, although Kobo Town is hailed everywhere as being a great calypso revival project, I've gathered you don't completely agree?Drew...


MUTABARUKA - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2013

Mutabaruka, am I right in saying before Rastafari came into your life you were more of a Black Power influenced individual?Mutabaruka: "Yes,...


PROTOJE - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2013

Protoje you were born into a musical family; your mother being singer Lorna Bennett and your father a St. Vincentian calypsonian. At which point in...


JAH9 - REGGAE GEEL 08/2013

Jah9, in interviews as well as on your website, www.jah9.net, you refer to yourself not only as a singer-songwriter, but also as an activist....


ADDIS PABLO - REGGAE GEEL 08/2013

Addis, first and foremost welcome to Belgium, but I don't believe you're a complete stranger to this country, are you?Addis Pablo: "No, that's...