• Kindred Soul: An Interview with Negro Impacto

    Off the back of their new single ‘Maybe,’ Ciara Byrne chats to Dundalk neo-soul duo Negro Impacto about encapsulating the vitality and fun of the scene, representing diversity in genre and celebrating the cultural soul of Irish music Photos by Sean McMahon Emerging from the effervescent Dundalk music scene, Negro Impacto have been making a name for themselves across the island of Ireland since forming as a band in 2021. Composed of vocalist and songwriter Chi Chi and multi-instrumentalist Laurence Kapinga, aka StrangeLove, Negro Impacto first met as part of the skate scene in Dundalk, living within 2km of each…

  • In Photos: Forbidden Fruit 2023

    Forbidden Fruit 2023 took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin over the weekend with live performances from Rina Sawayama, Sudan Archives, Negro Impacto, Aby Coulibaly, Winnie Ama and more. Photos by Monika Ruman