BOOBOO'ZZZ ALL STARS - AB 03/2017
Booboo'zzz All Stars (Jonathan 'Jouby' Joubert): "To be honest, we didn't invent anything new here, as veterans like Ken Boothe or John Holt were already doing this in the nineteen sixties!"
COLLIEMAN - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2018
Collieman: "It's sometimes better to let go of certain things and revert to a simpler way of life; a life philosophy that's only benefitted me so far!"
SONIDO GALLO NEGRO - DE CASINO 05/2017
Gabriel Lopez: "We're as exotic in Mexico as we are in the rest of the world, and that's just the way we like it!"
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB (ISSA CISSOKHO) - DE ROMA 10/2017
Issa Cissokho: "Legend wants the baobab tree never dies, which kind of made us "the orchestra that never dies", a name we've tried to live up to over the years!"
IQULAH RASTAFARI - IRIE VIBES 07/2015
IQulah Rastafari: "My work is about unity, I don't deal with segregation!"
SAMORY I - CC DE WARANDE 03/2018
Samory I: "Unlike the original Samory Toure I'm not out to fight actual wars or revolutions, my goal is to calm the storm, to settle the war. We might carry the same name, but walk different paths!"
KEN BOOTHE - THEATRE NATIONAL 10/2017
Ken Boothe: "I've been through a lot of ups and downs in my career, but faith can move mountains!"
BLEUE - RADIO CENTRAAL 09/2017
Bleue: "I decided to step out of my comfort zone by joining forces with this group of musicians from Belgium!"
MASSY THE CREATOR - RADIO CENTRAAL 08/2017
"Well, I guess that must have been while I was still in my mother's belly, but I don't think we have to take it back quite that far! (laughs) In all seriousness though, I've already been writing songs from ever since I was still a child."
QUEEN OMEGA - REGGAE GEEL 08/2017
"Mainly because my spirituality changed."
CHRONIXX - REGGAE GEEL 08/2017
"Well, 'Chronology' definitely contains a collection of songs we've been working on for a long time, so you're right in assuming that's what the title refers to."
HEMPRESS SATIVA - REGGAE GEEL 07/2017
Hempress Sativa: "We're all one! It's about what's inside, not what's outside, which matters."
INNER CIRCLE - SFINKS 07/2017
Inner Circle (Ian Lewis): "The greatest thing this music has demonstrated to the world is that it isn't prejudiced!"
SEUN KUTI - SFINKS 07/2017
Seun Kuti: "The way scientists are grateful to Einstein for his theory of relativity, conscious musicians should be grateful to Fela for creating this revolutionary musical platform!"
PROTOJE - OPENLUCHTTHEATER RIVIERENHOF 07/2017
"I first got to know Winta as musician, playing at a session for Don Corleon."
ATOMIC SPLIFF (DADDY COOKIZ) - RADIO CENTRAAL 07/2017
Daddy Cookiz: "We've become slaves to the system, slowly but surely turning us into drones. It's our duty to fight that system and try to reclaim our humanity!"
BLACK OMOLO - RADIO CENTRAAL 05/2017
Black Omolo: "In the long-term I'd like to move back to Africa. I'm living here at the moment, but my mind is always over there!"
SONGHOY BLUES (ALIOU 'ALI' TOURE) - PIAS 05/2017
"(laughs) Good question… When we first started playing together, we already envisaged not just playing music for the ears of a Malian or even an African audience, but instead to try and create a sound that could possibly earn us worldwide acclaim."
OWEN GRAY - LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL 04/2017
Owen Gray: "To me music is the breath of life, pure and simple!"
MELLOW MOOD - CC DE WARANDE 03/2017
"I don't think we can claim there's what you could call a reggae scene in Pordenone or even in Friulli, the region we're from, but the thing is it's an area of Italy where the sky is grey for large parts of the year and it rains a lot, so it's a climate that calls out for some tropical vibes to bring out the sun."