We had a small talk with australian up & coming artist, Allysha Joy, who drew our attention this year with Acadie : Raw, her first album as a leader. The singer and keyboard player shared her views on her music as well as on feminism and racism in Australia.
Cecile Mclorin-Salvant talked to Qwest TV about her 17-songs duo album, recorded with Sullivan Fortner, and the way she likes to work and think her art.
With his new album, Origami Harvest, Ambrose Akinmusire once again demonstrates the sheer creative freedom that runs through his compositions. Here is the Blue Note-signed American trumpeter discussing Origami Harvest in his own words.
Rocé’s idea of gathering 24 francophone tracks that focus notions of labor, anti-colonial sentiment and struggles for emancipation between 1969 and 1988 confirms his reputation as an informed and engaged rapper. The result is a compilation entitled Par les damné.e.s de la terre (By the Damned of the Earth).
Fresh off the release of his Pieces Of A Man album, we spoke to Mick Jenkins about the influence of Gil Scott-Heron on his music, trading bars with Ghostface, and how he balances the demands of the music industry with maintaining a private life.
From being a major musician in swinging Addis Ababa to a taxi driver in Washington DC, Hailu Mergia has seen many changes after settling in American in 1981. Reissued by the label Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hailu Mergia has this year released a new album, Lala Belu, 30 years after his first ethio-jazz adventures.
Nothing pre-destined Stéphane Galland to be the link between the Indian, Balkan and African musical traditions. He devised this position himself through his travels in search of an ever deeper understanding of rhythm. Drummer, jazzman or musicologist - these labels are not enough to capture the essence of this absolute fan of groove.