Interviews

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...


GOGOL BORDELLO (THOMAS 'TOMMY T' GOBENA) - COULEUR CAFE 07/2012

Tommy, in general, Gogol Bordello seems to be billed more for rather alternative rock inclined events than for world music festivals like Couleur...


JOSHUA ALO - COULEUR CAFE 07/2012

Joshua, to most Europeans, Hawaii still equals the stereotypical image of the tropical vacation island; does that image need correcting?Joshua Alo:...


ORISHAS - COULEUR CAFE 06/2012

Ruzzo, Roldan, before there was Orishas, you guys played in bands like Amenaza and Rico Son. Tell us a bit more about that period.Hiram...