Pat Burgener started snowboarding at the age of 5, on the slopes of Crans-Montana. In the years that followed, he was diagnosed with ADHD, cemented his position on the Swiss national team, earning high finishes at Olympic events, and launched a music career. NBHAP author, Elana Shapiro sits down with him to discuss how he found ways to create his own structures through music and sport, and how the two are intrinsically interlinked within his world.
The singer and songwriter Dominique Fils-Aimé from Montreal just released her new record "Our Roots Run Deep" via Ensoul Records. Sophie Romy caught up with the artist to talk about what influenced the album and how Dominique Fils-Aimé draws inspiration from blues and soul legends as well as her inner child.
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.