The Archaeologist of African Vinyl

FlomotionFlomotion 2,386 Posts
edited March 2014 in Strut Central


  • empanadamnempanadamn 1,462 Posts
    Came across this on BBC News and was going to post it. Congrats on the write up, Frank.

  • kalakala 3,350 Posts
    carpetbagging colonial bootlegging german opportunist i say

    but it's not like dude needed the beeb's accolades to be anymore than he already is
    better late than never

  • FrankFrank 2,364 Posts
    Thanks guys. The fallout from this was actually pretty amazing... I got interview and gig requests from China, India and Cambodia amongst other places and even Malawi's The Nation re-printed the article:

  • FlomotionFlomotion 2,386 Posts
    Thank god they pointed out which one is you in that photo. I could have been searching for hours.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    "The thought of a European going into Africa and buying what they see as very limited and locally valued resources - for a lot of people this might seem exploitative," he says. "If you don't really know anything about the topic then you might even agree on it."

    He says he is just trying to save the music.

    "I'm rather doing something good by going there, salvaging what is still available," he says. "Because if you don't buy it then it will get lost."

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    Great look, Frank. Congrats.

  • dj_cityboydj_cityboy 1,449 Posts
    read this the other day.. dope!
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