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Interview: Q&A w/ Meridian Brothers – Cumbia from the Future

Interview: Q&A w/ Meridian Brothers – Cumbia from the Future

Since 1998,  they’ve been bringing the sound of cumbia forward. Meridian Brothers and their founder Eblis Álvarez have helped to radically shift the image of the Latin American style, from a traditional, and in some cases old-school, inherent aspect of the Latin culture to a dynamic, experimental and even challenging...
Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

This year there have been debut albums, and then there has been My Enemy, My Love by Mentrix (née Samar Rad). From sacred electronica à la Aisha Devi rubbing shoulders with The Master Musicians of Joujouka to music videos that were Sufi-versions of M.I.A.’s ‘Bad Girls’, everything indicated a singular...
Interview: Bukky Leo – The Afrobeat Time Traveller (June 2020)

Interview: Bukky Leo – The Afrobeat Time Traveller (June 2020)

There are only a bunch of musicians who can claim to embody the history and evolution of a music style. Bukky Leo is part of this restricted club. His career and possibly life are indeed manifestations of afrobeat. So much so that, if you’d like to approach the quintessential Nigerian...
Interview: Q&A w/ M.anifest – Growing Into and Out of Ghana

Interview: Q&A w/ M.anifest – Growing Into and Out of Ghana

It’s no secret that the hip-hop scene in Ghana and West Africa at large is more exciting than ever. From the GH hip-hop of the mid-‘90s to today’s nu-school after passing through the hiplife years, the style has made millions of adepts, followers and sales, continually re-shaping itself while always...
Interview: Roberto Fonseca – “Crazy and Romantic” Cubanism

Interview: Roberto Fonseca – “Crazy and Romantic” Cubanism

It’s always surprising to consider the number of remarkable musicians born and bred in Cuba. The Caribbean island is a non-stop forge of brilliant artists, but some of them are even more brilliant than the others. Roberto Fonseca is one of those; a pianist and composer, who has grown up...
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