A Song For You is a Berlin-based choir project that unites more than fifty singers. Centering BIPoC voices, the choir provides a space for connecting and exploring the joys of communal singing. Anna Grubauer met Noah Slee, who is part of the founding team, and choreographer Stephanie Ilova for a chat in Berlin after their sold out debut show "The Matriarch".
On May 6th, X-S takes place at Berlin's Marie Antoinette and Fitzroy. With the aim of reducing barriers, the party and panel talk focus on accessibility and visibility for disabled and neurodiverse communities. We spoke to Stella Spoon, who is part of the organizing team, about ableism in nightlife and strategies to make club culture safer and more accessible for people with disabilities and its intersections.
Baby Rose has a voice to remember. Her deep contralto timber gives her music a unique sound and her vocals merge effortlessly with the soulful instrumentation. Making room for all the emotions on her new record "Through and Through", the artist walks us through the process and the feelings behind it.
Every end of the month we publish a round-up of reviews of recent releases that moved us. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up. This time with artist Daughter, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Yaeji, Temples, Everything But The Girl, Lael Neale, Perlee, Indigo De Souza and Nabihah Iqbal. Which will be your favourite?
Swedish neoclassical artist and composer Sofia Nystrand, aka Vargkvint, releases "Stillhetens hav II", the first single from her forthcoming solo album "Månens Hav" out in June via LEITER. Translating to "sea of silence", the gently swelling song slowly submerges you in its ambient sound.
The Berliner festival, XJAZZ!, is known for bending definitions of jazz. Considering it a word of freedom rather than a narrow genre description, its line-up features international artists with different takes on jazz. We spoke to headliner and South Londoner Rapper Nadia Rose about her music and its connection to the genre.
First loves tend to stay with us for the rest of our lives. For LA-based singer Annahstasia, this first love was music. After struggling with music industry pitfalls, discrimination and doubt, her debut "Revival" is a confidently vulnerable return to musical expression. In conversation with Alexandra Gulzarova she opens up about rediscovering feminity, folk music and breaking stereotypes.
The dream pop duo emerges to powerful and intimate dimensions on their first full-length, exploring the vast emotional spaces of love, destiny and individual fulfilment. NBHAP editor Andreas met the couple for a coffee around their old Moabit surroundings to talk about urban inspiration, balancing challenges and how music keeps welding them together.