The Berlin-based neo-soul / jazz singer douniah releases her debut EP "A Lot, Not Too Much". On the record, she transforms pain into music and uses movement and colors to express emotions. We spoke to the German-Moroccan artist to find out more about this chapter of her musical journey and why red light lamps hold a special meaning to her.
The singer Sedric Perry released the playful songs "It Girl" and "Papi Champu" earlier this year. They are a celebration of queerness and a return to finding healing and joy in music after dark times. In this week's feature, Sedric Perry talks about fucking with gender norms, finding his place in community and the music that shaped him.
The Swiss-Tamil singer Priya Ragu brings back Raguwavy with her sophomore album “SANTHOSAM”. On it, she reconnects with family and celebrates her roots. We spoke to the singer about her musical journey, the role of spirituality, and music as resistance to societal pressure and discrimination.
The Chicago-based singer and poet Jamila Woods released her third LP "Water Made Us". Jamila Woods examines love and surrender documenting her process of learning and unlearning, musically and lyrically. Inspired by spirituality and backed by the legacy of Black artists, the new album is the most intimate so far.
The singer hemlocke springs released her first single "gimme all ur luv" in 2022 via TikTok and it went viral. Now, the alternative pop artist with a unique DIY sound is releasing her debut EP "going...going...GONE!" and speaks to NBHAP about her approach to making music and how life is very much not going as planned. Tune into the collaborative playlist linked below the interview.
The Berlin-based singer Anna Hauss released her first solo album "how long is now". In an extended conversation with NBHAP, she talks about the struggles of being a female solo artist, the process of writing the record and her thoughts on the question that the record poses. Alongside the interview, we updated our Introducing Playlist in collaboration with Anna Hauss.
The Berliner institution Musicboard Berlin funds a broad range of musical residency programs each year. The Co-Creation Residency encourages creative exchange, collaboration and community building by pairing two artists from different cities. We spoke to project manager Maureen Noe about the structures of the program as well as four artists who participated this year.
Every year, the Berliner Pop-Kultur Festival funds fifteen projects by artists from all genres and backgrounds. These pieces are conceptualized and premiered exclusively at the festival but resonate beyond. We spoke to creative producer Pamela Schlewinski, and the artists Anika and Portrait XO about the experience and opportunities this program creates.