DWIGHT PINKNEY - REGGAE GEEL 08/2014
"The idea behind The Sharks was really to offer a Jamaican answer to The Beatles."
FAYA DUB (ERIC 'RICO' GAULTIER) - IRIE VIBES 07/2014
"I started playing the sax at sixteen, but at that I'd already been listening to reggae and ska for quite some time."
DERAJAH - IRIE VIBES 07/2014
"I've been a part of the Inna De Yard family from the very beginning, even before it became a recording project, something that happened because of my close affiliation with Earl 'Chinna' Smith and Kiddus I."
GUILLAUME 'STEPPER' BRIARD - SMILE! ANTWERP REGGAE FESTIVAL 07/2014
"Before I started playing reggae and ska, I really took the time to get to know the history behind the music and Jamaican culture in general."
JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL - WERELDFEEST LEUVEN 06/2014
"Before I went to Germany, I still spent a few years in Belgium attending a boarding school in Nivelles, but when my father discovered there was an excellent French school in West-Berlin, he arranged for my transfer."
BIXIGA 70 - ESPACE SENGHOR 05/2014
"Bixiga is an area close to downtown São Paulo, famous for always welcoming new waves of immigrants to the city."
BLACK FLOWER - ARENBERG 05/2014
"The thing is: musicians of my generation have had the luxury of growing up with an amazing array of musical genres at their disposal."
KEITH & TEX - N9 04/2014
"That's true yes, and I'm sure Tex will probably try to convince you of the fact he taught me how to play the game."
ZIGGY MARLEY - AB 04/2014
"(decided) No, I think that would simply be impossible, as that is who I am and I cannot run away from myself."
CHRONIXX - VK 04/2014
"It was a tune about poor people and upliftment, just like what I still sing about today."
DRE ISLAND - VK 04/2014
"I remember I was three years old when my father asked what I wanted to do when I grew up and even at that tender age I already replied: "Piano!"."
KELISSA - VK 04/2014
"Yes, when I was fifteen years old my mom and dad took us with them to Tanzania."
JEMERE MORGAN - HET DEPOT 03/2015
"I guess you could say this was sort of meant to be, yes."
MORGAN HERITAGE (LUKES MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014
"Well, it's on and off to be honest."
MORGAN HERITAGE (MOJO MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014
"I think our music kind of carried us in that direction."
BOTTLE OF MOONSHINE - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014
"As so often, it all started with a bunch of friends enjoying playing music together."
ONE ROOT (MATT-I) - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014
"I was still studying jazz at Jazz Studio in Antwerp at that time and basically Black Mystic Erotic was a collective of about twenty musicians playing music together that was mainly based on improvisation."
JAMAICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SIMON 'SAIMN-I' DECANTE) - RADIO CENTRAAL 01/2014
"In fact, we've been playing together longer than that even."
CAPITAL LETTERS - HOOTANANNY 01/2014
"We named ourselves The Alphabets but quickly discovered there was a band with the same name back in Manchester, so we decided to change it to Capital Letters which didn't seem to be all that big of a leap! (laughs)""
MAMAR KASSEY (YACOUBA MOUMOUNI) - MAGIC MIRRORS BRUSSELS 12/2013
"For starters, one of our musicians (Adamou Daouda, red.