Interviews

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'...


JOHNNY DEN ARTIEST - RADIO CENTRAAL 09/2011

Arnoud, at one point you created this alter ego called 'King Johnny' or 'Johnny den Artiest', but what kind of person is he?Arnoud Judong aka King...


ETANA - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Etana, your second album is entitled ‘Free Expressions', why did you choose to name it that way exactly?Etana: "Well, when I did my...


BIG YOUTH - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Big Youth, as one of the first things in your career you performed with a soundsystem called Lord Tippertone.Big Youth: "Yeah, His Mightiness,...


YASUS AFARI - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Yasus, before you started out as a poet, you worked as a telephone technician for a while and after that even went on to get another degree in...


DENNIS BOVELL - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Dennis, most reggae fans will probably know your name from your days with Matumbi, but you were already involved in a couple of bands before...


MORGAN HERITAGE (PETER 'PEETAH' MORGAN & ROY 'GRAMPS' MORGAN) - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Just to put the minds of Morgan Heritage fans everywhere in Europe at ease, with all different members of the Morgan family pursuing solo projects...


ROMAIN VIRGO - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Romain, you first burst on the scene when you won the Digicel Rising Stars Talent Contest in 2007, but what had you been up to musically speaking...


GAPPY RANKS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2011

Gappy, for most people outside of the UK you burst on the scene with your 2010 album 'Put The Stereo On'. What's the Gappy Ranks story...


JOHNNY CLARKE - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2011

Johnny, judging from archive photos I've seen, you were still a very young guy when you took your first steps in the music business.Johnny...


HARRY MO - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2011

Harry, is this your first time in Europe?Harry Mo: "As a musician it is, but I was already stationed in Europe, in Germany, when I was still...


FATOUMATA DIAWARA - LLOYD HOTEL AMSTERDAM 08/2011

Fatou, before you started playing music, you already made a name for yourself in the African movie scene. Is your life as an actress in the past...


JUNIOR REID - DE ZWERVER 07/2011

Junior, you were born in a part of Kingston known as Waterhouse. People have often compared your vocal style to that of Michael Rose, but also to...


JUANA FE - POLE POLE 07/2011

Juanito, how and when exactly did Juana Fe start as a band?Juanito Ayala (vocals): "This band is has been around for just under ten years now....


BARRINGTON LEVY - PETROL 06/2011

Barrington, after having seen you give yet another impeccable performance, I simply have to ask you what you do to keep your voice in such tiptop...


ALBOROSIE - COULEUR CAFE 06/2011

Alborosie, your brand new album '2 Times Revolution' has just been released...Alborosie: "Yeah man, a 360 degrees pure reggae album...


SERGENT GARCIA - COULEUR CAFE 06/2011

Bruno, for starters, could you perhaps take us back in time and tell us how you started out as a musician?Sergent Garcia: "I started playing...


CARLTON 'SANTA' DAVIS - COULEUR CAFE 06/2011

Santa, the name of the first band you ever played with, the Saint Peter Claver Drum Corps, won't ring any bells with most people.Carlton...


ANIBAL VELASQUEZ - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 06/2011

Anibal, in your home country you're known as "El Mago del Accordeon" ("the magician of the accordion", red.), but that...