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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.

Building Community: How Daytimers Create Spaces for South Asian Artistry

The London-originated collective Daytimers showcases South Asian DJs and musicians in a party series geared towards bringing the local diasporic community together. Recently, they hosted their first event in Berlin. Anna Grubauer spoke to Abeera, Imad and Arnav about what Daytimers means to them and their experiences of establishing a South Asian community-centred space.

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.

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