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What’s the intention behind the music? Our ‘Stories’ section brings you interviews, features, personal opinions and columns about your favourite passion in the world.

What Moves Vagabon? A Brief Introduction To West African Music

The name Vagabon, like the vagabond evokes a certain romantic imagery of a lone wolf traveling from place to place without a home. Well, the singer and guitarist with the name inspired by it is also quite the globe-trotter. Attributed to her by her mother, the nickname stuck and now we caught Lætitia Tamko, aka Vagabon at her Berlin show before she flew off to another place.
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Seeing The World: Devendra Banhart On Motherly Dimensions And His Inner Child

Pulling off a whole album circling around the theme of motherhood coming from a male artist is - quite frankly speaking - exactly what we need in 2019. Devendra Banhart may be one of the few contemporary male artists who are able do that with a great deal of sensitivity, warmth and openness. His latest work 'Ma' combines all of these characteristics beautifully while approaching the topic in its full spectrum.
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Kate Tempest Live In Cologne: Everyone’s Connected, Right?

Earlier this year, we interviewed Kate Tempest about her new album ‘The Book of Traps and Lessons’, poetry, and her optimism in a world that feels all too dystopian sometimes. Now, that the album is out and the tour in full swing, we took a closer look at the performance and stagecraft of an artists who invokes a delicate balance between connectivity and introspection.
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Leaving Meaning But Not The Music Industry: Why Michael Gira’s SWANS Are Not Dead

The two faces of swans; pretty on the outside but cruelly aggressive on the inside. Taking the ambiguity to another level is the band with the same name. What started in the 80s as one of the most notorious metal bands, grew wings and flew off to dark folk-inspired grounds. For the release of the band's 15th LP, NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell sat down with front man Michael Gira to speak about his work.
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