Interviews

SMILEY - JH DE BOGAARD 03/2013

Smiley, before you decided on a career as a solo artist, you were a member of the Dutch reggae band Out Of Many. Was it with that band that you...


VIVIAN JONES - JH DE BOGAARD 03/2013

Vivian, you were born in Trelawney in Jamaica, but at the age of ten joined your parents who had relocated to the UK. How was it for a young kid,...


KONKOMA - BAR DU MATIN 03/2013

Max, how did you manage to convince Alfred ('Kari' Bannerman, red.) and Emmanuel (Rentzos, red.) to join Konkoma?Max Grunhard (saxophone):...


JUNTACADAVERES (ENRIQUE 'KIKE' NOVIELLO) - CAFE ZEEZICHT 03/2013

Kike, how does an Argentinian end up in Belgium of all places?Enrique 'Kike' Noviello (saxophone & bandoneon): "In fact I wanted...


SHAKARA UNITED - TRIX 02/2013

Gentlemen, I'd like to start this interview by talking about 'Bye W.C.C. Zuiderpershuis Bye', the last track from your debut album. How...


SANDRA CROSS - HACKNEY EMPIRE 02/2013

Sandra, your career started quite peculiarly, with you scoring a number one hit with 'I Adore You', but at the same time being cooped up in some...


JANET KAY - HACKNEY EMPIRE 02/2013

Janet, something not all of your fans might know is that your last name is Bogle and that you're a direct descendant of National Hero of Jamaica...


ANTHONY QUE - RIC'S BOAT 10/2012

Anthony, like so many Jamaican artists before you, you started your singing career as a member of a gospel choir (Missionary Band, red.). Tell us a...


MAX ROMEO - THEATRE NATIONAL 10/2012

Max, when did the whole farming thing start for you?Max Romeo: "That was in the nineteen nineties - I think it was 1994 - and the first thing...


IMPERIAL TIGER ORCHESTRA (RAPHA√čL ANKER) - ESPACE SENGHOR 10/2012

Raphaël, how exactly did a bunch of young Swiss musicians come to play Ethiopian music?Raphaël Anker (trumpet): "A friend of mine...


ZION TRAIN (NEIL PERCH) - BRUSSELS SUMMER FESTIVAL 08/2012

Neil, to start this interview, I want to take you back to where it all started. At the time you were studying biochemistry and had no experience...


JOHN HOLT - REGGAE GEEL 08/2012

John, you started out in the music business at a very young age taking part in the Opportunity Hour and Opportunity Knocks talents shows. Could you...


BOB ANDY - REGGAE GEEL 08/2012

Bob, one of the earlier passages in your career was when you joined The Paragons as a founding member in the early nineteen sixties, but how did...


JOHNNY OSBOURNE - REGGAE GEEL 08/2012

Johnny, as for so many artists of your generation, your career really took off when you started recording for Studio 1, but take us back to the...


WINSTON FRANCIS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2012

Winston, most reggae lovers will know you as being one of these iconic Studio 1 artists, but before started working at Studio 1, you found yourself...


ALPHEUS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2012

Alpheus, you're not really one of these artists who already knew they wanted to be on stage from when they were still a kid.Alpheus: "No,...


FLAVIA COELHO - SFINKS 07/2012

Flavia, I first heard your voice listening to Tom Fire's debut album 'The Revenge'. How did your paths cross?Flavia Coelho: "Tom...


REGIS GIZAVO - SFINKS 07/2012

Régis, you're undoubtedly Madagascar's most well-known accordionist, but how exactly did you end up playing that...


NARASIRATO (JIMMY HO'ASIMARANA) - SFINKS 07/2012

Jimmy, Narasirato represents the music from the remote Solomon Islands in the Pacific. Could you start by telling us a little bit about your home...


RED BARAAT - SFINKS 07/2012

Sunny, Red Baraat has a lot of brass instruments going on, but in the center of them all are you playing your dhol drum. Is that type of drum used...