Interviews

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...


CHANTELLE ERNANDEZ - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2012

Chantelle, before taking up singing you were already an accomplished pianist. Why didn't you pursue that further?Chantelle Ernandez:...


LINTON KWESI JOHNSON - KVS 11/2011

Linton, you're first and foremost known as a poet, a man of the word. What inspired you to put your pen to paper?Linton Kwesi Johnson:...


DUB SYNDICATE (STYLE SCOTT) - HET DEPOT 11/2011

Style, you're one of a small list of famous Jamaican drummers, but where did your story start?Style Scott: "I didn't grow up in...


COLLIEMAN - RADIO CENTRAAL 11/2011

Collieman, I barely got to know you as the vocal sidekick of Bregt 'Puraman' De Boever of Pura Vida and already you released your first...


OANA CATALINA CHITU - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2011

Oana, I think I can say that you re-introduced people in Europe with the Romanian tango. The tango style is most often linked to Argentina; how did...


TINARIWEN - AB 10/2011

Whenever one of the members of Tinariwen, or any of the other Tuareg bands for that matter, is being interviewed, a subject that always pops up is...