STEEL PULSE - VK 11/2008

"When we started out we didn't immediately find a name that suited our music.

DOBET GNAHORE - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2008

"Ki-Yi M'bock was founded in 1985 by Werewere Liking, a writer and painter from Cameroun.

CEDRIC 'IM' BROOKS AB 11/2008

"It started after Roland Alphonso (Roland Alphonso aka.

MINYESHU - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 11/2008

Minyeshu, your second album is entitled ‘Dire Dawa'.

FEMI KUTI - FLAGEY 10/2008

   

ANTHONY B - VOORUIT 10/2008

Anthony, I know you hail from the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica, a parish that's well-known for its Maroon history.

ERNEST RANGLIN - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2008

Ernest, you already started to play the ukulele when you were still a little boy; would you say you were kind of genetically predestined for a career as a musician?

TUFF LION - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2008

"Well, I still primarily think of myself as a musician.

ALPHA BLONDY - REGGAE GEEL 08/2008

"It's my first time here, but I'm really honoured they've thought to invite me for this jubilee edition.

BITTY MCLEAN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2008

"I'm not sure about that actually.

BRIGADIER JERRY - REGGAE GEEL 08/2008

"No, I did a little comedy thing in the community, you know.

JOSEY WALES - REGGAE GEEL 08/2008

"As a youth, U Roy, who was still with King Tubby's Hifi at the time, was my idol; it was really him who inspired me to get into music.

U ROY - REGGAE GEEL 08/2008

"I used to have a little joint in Southfield, Saint Elizabeth, a little bar, but after a few years I realized I didn't want to spend the rest of my life serving drinks.

AURELIO MARTINEZ - SFINKS 07/2008

"Thanks to the work of Andy Palacio and the decision of UNESCO to acknowledge our cultural patrimony as world heritage, the world is finally becoming aware of the Garifuna.

VICTOR DEME - SFINKS 07/2008

"I was born in a griot family.

FANFARE CIOCARLIA - SFINKS 07/2008

"There are days we don't touch our instruments, yes, but honestly, that only happens very rarely because even when we're not playing a concert somewhere we still have to practice to maintain our skill.

MIDNITE - POLE POLE 07/2008

Vaughn, Midnite are the frontrunners of Virgin Islands roots, but a lot of people over here in Europe don't really know all that much about these islands.

ETANA - COULEUR CAFE 06/2008

Etana, most people in Europe will probably know you as the background singer for Richie Spice, but there's a more unknown earlier chapter to your career; you started out as a member of the all girl band Gift.

PARNO GRASZT - COULEUR CAFE 06/2008

Parno Graszt means "white horse" in Romani, that much I know already, but why are you called that way? What's the story behind that name?

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE BARBES - COULEUR CAFE 06/2008

"Most of all, we really needed to digest the success we had experienced in the preceding period, so we reduced the concerts we did to about a dozen a year.