Interviews

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...


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...