The Inuk singer and songwriter Elisapie has been releasing music for more than a decade now. Her new album "Inuktitut" (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ) is a musical gift to her community. She draws on emotional memories of good and bad days, the lingering trauma of ongoing colonial violence that her community faces, and is driven by a deep love for music. In conversation with NBHAP, she talks about the importance of the record.
The singer Enji gives her jazz conservatory education a twist by breaking open its structures and drawing from her background in thousand-year-old Mongolian folk tradition. In conversation with NBHAP, the artist talks about her new album "Ulaanbaatar" and explores the personal connection to the color red and how trust and communal singing shaped the music.
"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.
After years of honing their sound, Lucas Cheung and Charise Aragoza, also known as Mother Tongues, come through with their complex debut “Love In A Vicious Way”. NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with the duo prior to the release and went deep into the intricate entanglements the record burrows through.
"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.
After years of silence, Sivu returns to the scene with his third studio album inevitably flowing out of him. In an ode to creative freedom, he sat down with NBHAP author Giulia for an exclusive conversation on experimental songwriting, finding hope and on the lasting inspiration of family life.
The Swedish duo is one of the latest buzzing acts of the newcomer scene from Malmö and made a blasted return with their sophomore record this spring. NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with them for their Berlin appearance earlier in June to chat about passion for what they do, the process of evolving and essential priorities in the music business.
Will Artificial Intelligence replace humans in the creative process? Experimental sound artist Portrait XO collaborated with an AI in the recording process of her debut album "WIRE". Anna Grubauer met the artist to speak about AI in the music and art world and to discuss questions of how it might enrich or endanger artistic expression.