SERGENT GARCIA - COULEUR CAFE 06/2011
"I started playing music when I was fifteen years old, playing in various punk bands.
CARLTON 'SANTA' DAVIS - COULEUR CAFE 06/2011
"Well it was a sort of a youth organization run by the Catholic Church and the Saint Peter Claver Drum Corps was like a marching band.
ANIBAL VELASQUEZ - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 06/2011
"I made the accordion popular in Colombia! In those days, people in Colombia mainly listened to vallenato or merengue, genres that at that moment hadn't been commercialised yet.
ZULE MAX - ANTWERPEN 06/2011
"The ball really started rolling when we played our very first concert at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels last October.
RAZIA - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 05/2011
"That's right; I started recording this album with the members of Njava in Bergen, right here in Belgium.
GROUNDATION - PETROL 05/2011
"The idea was to really reinvest ourselves in the roots of the music; to try and learn from the greatest.
LE TOUT-PUISSANT ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO - ESPACE SENGHOR 04/2011
"True, we did a lot of tours in Africa - we played in Libya, in Angola, at the Festival des Arts Nègres in Senegal and FESTAC ‘77 in Nigeria - but we never played a single concert in the West.
AFRICA UNITE (BUNNA) - VK 04/2011
"As you say we got to know reggae music by listening to Bob Marley's music.
SAYON BAMBA - RESTAURANT PYTHAGORAS 03/2011
"Yes and no, I also did some deeper songs on my other albums, but it's true that on 'Dougna' I really wanted to dig a little deeper.
ANTWERP GIPSY-SKA ORKESTRA (MUKTI) - CAFE ZEEZICHT 03/2011
"Technically speaking, the two albums are completely different.
LOS CALLEJEROS - CENTRAAL STATION ANTWERPEN 02/2011
"Los Callejeros really started out as just a bunch of friends playing music and having fun in the streets.
DE MARLEY'KES - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2011
"We started covering Marley songs and translating the lyrics into Dutch as a bit of a joke.
EBO TAYLOR - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 01/2011
"No, I've been playing music all my life.
LUCIANO - HANGAR 26 12/2010
"Well, from time to time, I invite other people to write me a song.
MAMADY KEITA - CAFE BELGA 11/2010
"No, I've always wanted to play music on the djembe.
PURA VIDA - RADIO CENTRAAL 11/2010
"I was, yes, especially because Kinky Star, the record label we worked with, gave us complete carte blanche.
SKA CUBANO - CC DE WARANDE 11/2010
"Well, originally we weren't really a band as yet; it was just a recording project at that time.
TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - HOTEL BEMANOS 11/2010
"I've always wanted to create a style of reggae that sounded a bit different from the mainstream.
BURNING SPEAR - HOTEL LE PLAZA 11/2010
"I already started to get this longing for independence back in the eighties.
TERRAKOTA - ZUIDERPERSHUIS 10/2010
"Well, we first travelled to Senegal and there we met an old man who urged us to go and check out Burkina Faso."