The Interviews

As the years click by, one of the things that becomes obvious when you're producing a blog is that old posts tend to get buried, often quickly. Since interviews are one of the most popular posts in general, and the ones that people will often look at over time, and since they represent my original work (as opposed to media releases) I decided to gather them together here, organized by the discipline of the interviewee.

You'll find the most recent interview pieces on

You can also check out my archive at the now defunct Sway Magazine, where I freelanced from 2011 till they folded in 2012, including concert & gallery show reviews and interview pieces.


• The Heavyweights Brass Band

Baaba Maal (the only link here to my piece on another site - but I just couldn't leave him out)

Madagascar Slim

Thomas Mapfumo (my pic of him to the right)

Hugh Masekela

Oliver Mtukudzi

Nadine McNulty of Batuki Music

Tunde Olaniran

Uncle Jonny 

Dave West & Waleed Abdulhamid


Christopher Cushman (one of his images of Ballet Creole's Soulful Messiah to the right)

Jasmyn Fyffe

Rex Harrington (not my interview, but I was there...)

Charmaine Headley

Jeff Melanson of the National Ballet School

Tiffany Mosher of the National Ballet

Kevin A. Ormsby


Hettie Vyrine Barnhill (pictured in Tony Award winning Fela! on Broadway, 2011 - on the right)

John Hastings

Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Heather Ruffo

Kwame Stephens

Jenny Young


Allen Altman

Tetchana Bellange

Wang Bing

Katie Boland (pictured here because her pictures get soooo many pageviews!)

Emily Hampshire

Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Athena Karkanis

Paul Laverty (and I won't even pretend that I don't like to blow my own horn... the New York Times online review of Even the Rain/Tambien la Lluvia has a link to this interview)

Liz Marshall (about her documentary Water on the Table, a portrait of Maude Barlow)

Dorothée Van Den Berghe & Matthias Schoenaerts

Andrucha Waddington

Fashion & Visual Arts

Christopher Cushman

Rafael Goldchain

Ed Ou

• Jane Seymour - the painter

Baby Steinberg (one of her designs pictured)

Hugh Wilson

Gathinja Yamokoski


Brad Bathgate (pictured)