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The Melancholic Romanticism of KOSCHKA: Behind the Self-Titled Debut

KOSCHKA is the stage name of Edita Karkoschka, former front singer of the band Nausica. Now, she is releasing her haunting debut "KOSCHKA" and spoke to NBHAP about learning from her time in the band, her love for experimentation and deep empathy evoked through music.

The Psychotic Monks On Political Engagement In Music

The Psychotic Monks released their third album “Pink Colour Surgery” a bit over a year ago. It feels like good cup of coffee to wake us up in the current numbing socio-political climate. NBHAP editor Nadia Says caught Clément and Paul for a chat in Berlin to discuss their musical process, their live show code of conduct, and political engagement as musicians.
Sera Kalo at Entangled Grounds XJAZZ! (Photo by Akim Karpach)

How’s Jazz in Berlin Doing? XJAZZ! Premiers “Entangled Grounds”

This year, the Berliner XJAZZ! Festival premiered their first album. "Entangled Grounds" is a collaborative effort, much in the spirit of the event. Each song features a different artist from the local jazz scene and their (re)interpretations of the genre. Anna Grubauer experienced the festival and spoke to artists and organisers about the recording process.

Fabric of Dreams: Joy Bogat On Softness, Motherhood, and Her New Record

Hanover-based musician Joy Bogat bursts into the room with her powerful new album “Fabric of Dreams”. Sailing through RnB, spoken word, and soul, she reminds us that showing vulnerability is not for the weak - and the only ingredient that makes the connection with other humans so compelling. Ahead of her Germany tour, we caught up with Joy.

Diasporic Sounds: Sheherazaad On Music That Is Neither Here Nor There

Singer and composer Sheherazaad releases her second EP "Qasr" produced by Arooj Aftab. Not belonging to any existing category of sound, Sheher embodies the in-between, a diasporic sound and third-culture reclaimation of Indian classical music. We talk to the artist about imagined homelands, language, and her nomadic voice.

Afra Kane on Breaking Boundaries And Embracing Imperfection

The singer and pianist Afra Kane does not want to be put into a box. In her new record "Could We Be Whole" she draws from her background in classical music and Nigerian gospel but breaks their boundaries to create something new. We spoke to the artist about what freedom means to her and embracing imperfections.

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.

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