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.