Interviews with Musicians

Local and international musicians invited by Radio Cavolo

Each episode, Queen D interviews emerging musicians who wish to share their musical creations through Radio Cavolo. Because the show was first created during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown, the interviews initially sought to highlight some additional challenges that artists face as a consequence of a global shutdown of cultural activities in the public space. More than that, this talkshow features musicians from all over the world across musical genres to showcase their projects and creations.

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Episode #01 Marc Crofts: Music without borders in time of Corona”
First broadcast 25 March 2020
For this first episode, Queen D interviews Marc Crofts, violinist from Switzerland who shares with us a selection of his compositions going from modern jazz to Balkan music and include Flamenco, Turkish music and Klezmer.

Episode #02 “Robby Marshall’s musical journey”
First broadcast 30 March 2020
In this second episode, Queen D interviews saxophonist and composer Robby Marshall. Based in Paris for five years, Robby Marshall first emerged in the Los Angeles jazz scene. This prolific and multi-instrumentiste musician developed through the years several international projects that go from jazz manouche to bossa nova and include New Orleans jazz and folk music. As he explains at the end of the interview, Robby Marshall made all his albums available for free to download for people to enjoy during the quarantine! Click here!

Episode #3 “Massimiliano Mechelli, music to convey feelings”
First broadcast 6 April 2020
Film composer, guitarist and songwriter, Massimiliano Mechelli is Sproutscout’s guest of the week! Based in Rome but working for several international projects, Massimiliano presents his latest tracks and explains how he collaborate with film directors to compose film music. 

Episode #04 “Club Célest, disco low diva”
First broadcast 20 April 2020
Parisian singer and musician Club Célest is Queen D’s guest for this new episode of Sproutscout. Between a R’n’b dance from the 90s and ethereal synthesizer sounds, Club Célest’s lyrics are a naive and regressive invitation to the playground. Her music is mischievous and mixes alternative pop with a sensual lo-fi sound. 
Her video clip “Etincelles” made in collaboration with photographer Lucie Ternisien will be released by the end of the month. Check it out!  

Episode #05 “Lavoisier, a world of sensations and poetry”
First broadcast 18 May 2020
This week Queen D interviews musicians Patricia Relvas and Roberto Afonso from the band Lavoisier, a project the Portuguese couple created in Berlin almost a decade ago in Berlin. Calling from Lisbon where they are currently quarantined, they explain how they found their musical identity through the melange of Portugal popular songs and the variety of influences from abroad they have “eaten” in the same vein as the Brazilian modernist movement Antropofagia.
Lavoisier’s music is an invitation to a world made of sensations and poetry. Their latest album Viagem a um Reino Maravilhoso, inspired by the work of Portuguese writer Miguel Torga, is a beautiful sensitive and powerful piece of art.

Episode #06 – Ian Murray (guitar and vocals) of Dogma and the Supernatural
First broadcast Live 25/09/2020
Radio Cavolo interviews Ian Murray (guitar and vocals) of Dogma and the Supernatural, a spankin’ brand new band in town. Get a sneak peak at the band’s new releases and an exclusive listen behind the scenes.