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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.

The Long Road Back To Normal: The 10th Edition Of Maifeld Derby Was A Restrained Festival Comeback

There was a lot of back and forth going on until two weeks before the scheduled date the good news came along: the German Maifeld Derby festival will take place at the first September weekend. NBHAP author Miriam took the spontaneous chance to visit her first festival in two years and to find out – together with some artists – how a festival in times of an ongoing pandemic would feel like.
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The Wondrous Sensations Of Time And Place: A Journey Through Fever Dreams With Villagers

The dreamy soundscape and abundance of beaming, warm and enriching colours of Villagers’ latest remarkable work "Fever Dreams" might just be the perfect playground to start an extraordinary adventure set in an intermediate world created by Conor J. O’Brien. NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski talked to the renowned Irish songwriter about dreamlike sensations, nuanced discussions and the ties that bind us all.
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A Gentle Start Into An Unusual Festival Season: Laura Carbone Curates Her Own “Cosmic Dreaming” Event

Beloved Berlin-based musician Laura Carbone got the chance to curate and organize a small festival at Festsaal Kreuzberg. From poetry readings to indie rock, Cosmic Dreaming rounds up a circle of local artists playing together for the first time. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell spoke to the musician before the show about the experience of organizing an event and returning to the stage.
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