This week we spoke to the Oslo-based singer and songwriter Beharie. The artist just released his third EP "Beharie, the Third" and is part of the growing soul scene in his hometown. In our Introducing interview he talks about getting to know himself and how he found meditation in music.
The Greek-Sudanese artist Marina Satti is driven to explore cultures and ways of exchange through her language: music. On her debut record "YENNA", she merges traditional Greek polyphony with influences from Turkey, the Balkans, and many more. We spoke to the artist to understand the deep tradition behind her songs and she curated our playlist with her favorite songs from her home country.
The four-piece Warpaint originated in Los Angeles almost two decades ago. Today, the warm Westcoast winds have dispersed the members across the globe. But that does not mean that the band lost any of their dream indie charm. Regardless of distance and pandemic, they kept recording and strengthening their relationship. We spoke to Theresa Wayman of the band about changes, motherhood, and their new record "Radiate Like This".
Ibeyi, the twins. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, the sister duo that moves in between worlds physically and spiritually. Raised between Cuba and France, they draw from their Afro-Cuban roots and Yoruba traditions as well as from contemporary Afro-beat scene and Latin jazz. They just released their third LP "Spell 31", which pays tribute to the ancestry and the traditions present in the musicians' upbringing and bridges earthly explorations with celestial connectivity.
Melbourne-based artist Allysha Joy is a key player of the local contemporary Jazz and Hip Hop scene and records with the collective 30/70 as well as solo. This Friday, she releases her sophomore record "Torn: Tonic". In our interview, she tells us about her relationship to Jazz, personal growth, and facing the struggles of working in the male-dominated music industry.
The Tallinn Music Week is taking place for the 14th time from May 4th to 8th. But this year is different than before. In February, Estonia's neighbour Russia invaded Ukraine. In a gesture of resistance TMW 2022 splits its focus between Tallinn and the eastern city Narva. We spoke to the co-curator Ingrid Kohtla to learn more about the hopes and struggles of the festival.
More than a month after the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th, the strikes of the aggressor continue to devastate the country. To raise awareness and continue to support the country - financially and culturally - we update our "With Ukraine" playlist in collaboration with local artists. This time with folk duo Tember Blanche.
The Australian troubadour Xavier Rudd has been in the business for decades releasing his tenth studio album this year. Known for his lyrics advocating peace and a spiritual connectedness with nature, the artist is closely in touch with the Aboriginal communities of the country. Between admiration for the culture, questioning of the own roots, and uplifting the culture, the artist formed is own musical style using the Didgeridoo alongside his other instruments.