All posts by Adolf Alzuphar


Interview: Aurelio (January 2017)

Interview: Aurelio (January 2017)

Perched high in Garifuna music’s history is Aurelio Martinez, a songbird of vibrant, metisse, colours. Garifuna music, being that of the Garifuna, a people descending from the meeting of Arawak and African slaves brought to the New World in revolting times, and who spread across Latin America and the Caribbean,...
Interview: Imany (January 2017)

Interview: Imany (January 2017)

In between Winter Jazzfest sets, I hurried through the slush and powder of New York City winter, in order to meet Imany in her cobblestone street meatpacking district hotel. It was a great walk, on which I listened to several her songs. I had never been to the district for...
Interview: Calypso Rose (December 2016)

Interview: Calypso Rose (December 2016)

Songs mean the world. It’s especially the case when a singer, Calypso Rose, is the very first woman to perform the music of a particular commercial genre: calypso. With every one of her answers to my questions, Calypso Rose sang her songs to me during our interview, as if to...
Interview: Anthony Joseph (November 2016)

Interview: Anthony Joseph (November 2016)

The Caribbean: scattered islands, surrounded by sea that is at times green, at times grey, and at times blue. The nations that make up the Caribbean are all products of large slave populations, sometimes 90 per cent to 10 per cent plantation owners, the genocides of native tribes such as...