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In Conversation

Find an overview of all interviews NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION has done with bands, artists and more right here.

A Full Circle Moment: Priya Ragu On Working With Family On “SANTHOSAM”

The Swiss-Tamil singer Priya Ragu brings back Raguwavy with her sophomore album “SANTHOSAM”. On it, she reconnects with family and celebrates her roots. We spoke to the singer about her musical journey, the role of spirituality, and music as resistance to societal pressure and discrimination.

All About Love: Teachings of Surrender With Jamila Woods On “Water Made Us”

The Chicago-based singer and poet Jamila Woods released her third LP "Water Made Us". Jamila Woods examines love and surrender documenting her process of learning and unlearning, musically and lyrically. Inspired by spirituality and backed by the legacy of Black artists, the new album is the most intimate so far.

Boards and Strings: How ADHD Gave Pat Burgener Energy to Pursue Sports and Music

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.

Our Roots Run Deep: Dominique Fils-Aimé On Planting Musical Seeds

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.

Elisapie On the Joys and Pains of Childhood Memories on “Inuktitut” (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)

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.

Theory And Tradition: Jazz Meets Mongolian Long Song On “Ulaan” by Enji

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.

The Sound of Authenticity: Grace Carter Is Back With “A Little Lost, A Little Found”

"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.

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