Interviews

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...


FREDDIE MCGREGOR - REGGAE GEEL 08/2013

Freddie, your latest effort, ‘Di Captain', was a celebration of your 50 years in the music business, but it also felt like an album for...


IBA MAHR - REGGAE GEEL 08/2013

Iba, since you're still introducing yourself to most European reggae lovers, I guess we should start out by explaining your stage name. I know Iba...


TERAKAFT (SANOU AG AHMED) - SFINKS 07/2013

Sanou, Terakaft and Tinariwen are linked both musically and socially (Kedhou ag Ossad, bandleader with Terakaft and guitarist Diara, played on...


KY-MANI MARLEY - SFINKS 07/2013

Ky-Mani, before you started out in music, you had a career going as a sportsman. What made you switch gears?Ky-Mani Marley: "Well, to be honest I...


SYLFORD WALKER - MAGIQ SPIEGELTENT ANTWERPEN 07/2013

Sylford, the very first producer you managed to convince to let you voice a tune was Joe Gibbs.Sylford Walker: "Well, I did record a tune for Clive...


MAGUARE (PAOLA MARQUEZ) - CAFE ZEEZICHT 07/2013

Paola, if I say that in Latin America, cumbia is the music of the people, would you agree?Paola Marquez: "Yes and no... What is known in the...


MORGAN HERITAGE (UNA MORGAN) - COULEUR CAFE 06/2013

Una, one of the reasons I wanted to speak to you this time is the title of Morgan Heritage’s latest album ‘Here Come The Kings’....


RAGGASONIC - COULEUR CAFE 06/2013

Big Red, Daddy Mory, even though Raggasonic has only released three albums in a timespan of about twenty years and the fact you guys put things on...


ONDATROPICA - COULEUR CAFE 06/2013

Mario, Will, should we see Ondatropica as the Colombian answer to Buena Vista Social Club?Mario Galeano (bass): "No, that's not really...


IRON ITES - RADIO CENTRAAL 05/2013

Winning the Benelux Reggae Contest undoubtedly has put many things in motion for Iron Ites. Aren't things moving a bit too fast now,...


BACIAMOLEMANI - CAFE ZEEZICHT 05/2013

Baciamolemani is a Sicilian term that describes the way respected members of the mafia were traditionally greeted. Why did you choose that as a...


TAJ WEEKES - NATURAL CAFFÈ 05/2013

Taj, you're from a small island in the Caribbean called St. Lucia. Just start by telling us a bit more about that dot in the ocean.Taj Weekes:...


CAPLETON - PETROL 04/2013

Capleton, you were born in the parish of Saint Mary (With a population of 115000, Saint Mary is one of Jamaica's smallest parishes, located in...


TWINKLE BROTHERS - VK 04/2013

Norman, Ralston, apparently before there was ever talk of Twinkle Brothers, you guys were already in a band called The Cardinals.Norman Grant:...