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The Future of Festivals: Not Your Average Festival Recap

As festivals navigate economic uncertainties and changing audience dynamics, we question the future of these cultural spaces and their potential for fostering inclusivity and artistic exploration. NBHAP author Anna Grubauer reflects on the changing landscape of festivals, based on her experience at MELT festival. To get more insight, she spoke to bookers and organizers behind three major festivals in Germany.

The Sound of Authenticity: Grace Carter Is Back With “A Little Lost, A Little Found”

"A Little Lost, A Little Found" uses the wide reach of pop music to start important and necessary conversations. Finally having found herself again after a time of struggle, British singer and songwriter Grace Carter took NBHAP by the hand and walked us through the growing pains of a young woman of Colour, using music as a weapon in the battle against social injustice.

“In Nomine Corpus”: Cindy Pooch on Somatic Songwriting and Polyphony

The Cameroonian singer and musician Cindy Pooch released her debut EP "Issemou" earlier this year. Using her voice as the main instrument, it taps into polyphone tradition and seeks out a connection to the body. We spoke to the artist to find out what's behind her debut and future musical projects.

Freedom Dreaming Alongside Orishas In A Brownstone: aja monet’s Blues Poetry

"when the poems do what they do" is the title of the debut record by poet and organizer aja monet and it takes us on a musical and lyrical journey of what words can do. From ancestry to political activism and vulnerable self-expression, the record is a document of the true power of poetry and jazz. In our conversation, aja shares detailed insights about the visions behind it.

The Echo Of Fascination: Meeting Lore Vain

Rebranding indie-rock with velvety vocals and dreamy guitars, Berlin-based artist Lore Vain is stepping into a brand new era with her upcoming album "Agony The Muse". With an emphasis on the importance of creative control, she talks to us about writing in different languages and the magic of finding her own sound.

Beyond the Coded Binaries: Follow the Cyborg with Miss Grit

The artist Margaret Sohn releases their debut LP as Miss Grit. Using the creative alter ego to explore boundary breaking sounds and concepts of futuristic technology, the world they create is as unique as it is intriguing. This week we delve into their sound and update our Introducing playlist with brand new songs by artists like mui zyu, Hand Habits, Alaska Reid and more.

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