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On Green Touring: A Conversation with Musician and Ecologist Ditty

Singer and songwriter Ditty makes music that is uplifting while talking about important societal and political themes. Based between Berlin and New Delhi, she just released her new EP "Skin". In conversation with NBHAP editor Nadia Says, Ditty shares thoughts on her music as well as her work as an ecologist. 

Lucky Lo On the Realities of Low-Budget Touring and Mental Health

Lucky Lo makes music for the gentle-hearted, turning traumatic experiences into organic-sounding alt-pop. Together with her band, the Swedish singer Lo Ersare is currently touring her recent album "The Big Feel". In this guest article, Lo writes about the realities of low-budget touring and mental health struggles on the road.

Jordan Mackampa on the Freeing Power of Not Giving a F*ck

With almost four years having passed since his last major release Foreigner back in 2020, Jordan Mackampa reports back with "Welcome Home, Kid!". A record bursting with confidence, self-acceptance and joy, all packed up in an ecstatic blend of R’n’B, funk, gospel and rap. NBHAP editor Felicia had the chance to talk to the Londoner singer-songwriter about the process behind their new record and newly formed prerogative.

“We Won’t Disappear”: Jamila Al-Yousef On the Sounds of Palestinian Resistance

Falasteen Weyn Ana? Palestine where am I? - that is the translation of the Arabic title of Jamila & The Other Heroes' record. Released in May 2023, the title took on a new meaning since the ongoing Israeli bombardment of Gaza after the attacks by Hamas on October 7th. We speak to Jamila Al-Yousef, singer, co-composer and lyricist of the band, about Palestinian resistance, protest music, and the repressions Palestinians face in Germany.

“Prelude to Ecstasy” The Last Dinner Party On Biblical Imagery and Feminism

The British band The Last Dinner Party quickly made a name for themselves with their intense live shows. The debut record “Prelude to Ecstasy” lives in contrasts: biblical references meet lust, feminism, and queer sex and elegant corsets burst into dirty rock ‘n’ roll. Here’s what Abigail Morris, Aurora Nishevci, and Lizzie Mayland told us about little sins and the Catholic church.

Becoming Conscious of the Unconscious: Laura Carbone On “The Good”

The alternative singer Laura Carbone shares her thoughts on the recently released winter single "The Good". Her writing journey takes her back to connecting with spiritual guides and her father's jokes. In this guest article, Laura muses about her songwriting process, finding inspiration in the spiritual realm and tapping into the unconsciousness.

Conversations Between Artists: Rosa Anschütz and Lukasz Polowczyk

The artists Rosa Anschütz and Lukasz Polowczyk (Aint About Me) met through common friend and producer Jan Wagner. Experimentation and creative freedom are central to their creative practice. To accompany their new releases "Interior" and "Glacier Gospel", Rosa and Lukasz share in-depth musings about music and art. The following conversation has been transcribed from a recorded Zoom call.

Community Music Therapy: How Zainab Lax Uses Music to Empower and Heal

Zainab Lax's music isn't just a series of notes; it's a journey of self-discovery, cultural fusion, and positive transformation. In our conversation, we unravel her sonic journey, from early harp lessons to practising community music therapy. Join us as we explore the resonance of her sounds and the impact of her innovative initiatives on healing and empowerment.

Breaking and Distorting the Norms of Tradition with Ana Lua Caiano

Ana Lua Caiano is a Portuguese musician, composer and digital artist. On her recent EP "Se Dançer É Só Depois", she plays with traditional rhythms and vocals merged with electronic experimentation. In this QnA, Ana Lua Caiano explores the meaning of tradition and political music from her perspective as a contemporary artist.

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