Interviews

PENTATEUCH - REGGAE GEEL 08/2013

Var, the name Pentateuch, of course refers to a part of the Ancient Testament also known as the five books of Moses, is it also a reflection on...


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:...


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...