Interviews

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...


BOBAN MARKOVIC - COULEUR CAFE 06/2012

Boban, you're commonly known as being one of the best if not the best trumpet player of the Balkans, but do you still remember the very first...


MOKOOMBA (ABUNDANCE MUTORI) - LA PORTEUSE D'EAU 06/2012

Abundance, we're just getting to know Mokoomba, in part through your new album, ‘Rising Tide', but in fact you guys have been at it...


ASHAM BAND (WIM 'RADICS' VERBRUGGEN) - AROMA 05/2012

Radics, together with bass player aLion (Alain Meloen, red.) you are the backbone of Asham Band. How and when did your passion for reggae music...


OMAR PERRY - AB CAFE 05/2012

Omar, your new album is entitled ‘The Journey'. I remember you talking about your musical and life journey in a previous interview. Why...


JAH6 (PIETER BOTH & HERMAN HAVERTONG) - REGGAEFER 05/2012

Pieter, Herman, with Jah6 you almost accidentally stumbled on a goldmine: giving the Dutch levenslied (a highly sentimental Dutch-language...


PERFECT - REGGAEFER 05/2012

Perfect, for the 'Back For The First Time' album you teamed up with the guys from Lustre Kings, a label based in Brooklyn, New York....


ROHAN LEE - RADIO CENTRAAL 05/2012

Rohan, you've just released a new album, ‘Crush The Rock', but apparently most of the songs on there were already recorded a few...


JUNGLE BY NIGHT (KO ZANDVLIET & BO FLOOR) @ DE ROMA 04/2012

Jungle By Night plays a mix of Ethio-jazz, afrobeat, funk and hiphop, placing you well within the world music corner. How popular is that genre of...


SHAKARA UNITED - DE ROMA 04/2012

Stefaan, Steven, being former members of Belgian Afrobeat Association, you're both well acquainted with the afrobeat genre. When did you first...


SIERRA MAESTRA - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 03/2012

Eduardo, what exactly were you envisaging when you started Sierra Maestra al these years ago?Eduardo Himely (bandleader, bass): "Sierra...


THE KLEZMATICS (LORIN SKLAMBERG) - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 03/2012

Lorin, there's always seemed to be a sort of a gap between klezmer and the rest of the world music spectrum, any idea why?Lorin Sklamberg...


I WAYNE - CC DE WERFT 02/2012

I Wayne, your uncle is none other than Ansell Collins, legendary keyboard player of ‘Double Barrel' fame. Did he have some part to play...


HOLLIE COOK - VK 02/2012

Hollie, you're the daughter of Paul Cook, drummer with the Sex Pistols. Growing up in a musical environment like that, was it always clear for...


PRINCE FATTY - VK 02/2012

Mike, first and foremost, welcome in Brussels. Is this your first time in Belgium?Mike Pelanconi aka. Prince Fatty: "I think I came here once...