Interviews

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...


LA CHIVA GANTIVA - BONNEFOOI 09/2011

Rafael, 'Pelao', La Chiva Gantiva's debut album has just been released and judging from the end result, apart from your music, you guys...


EDDIE 'TAN TAN' THORNTON - AB 09/2011

Eddie, let me start by stating you're one of these famous ex-alumni of the illustrious Alpha Boys School in Jamaica.Eddie 'Tan Tan'...