Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Analog Africa Storm Warning! Bariba Hurricane Incoming

Button down the hatches and secure any loose items. The next instalment from Analog Africa is imminent. I managed to convince Samy to chat to me about Analog Africa and the new record - The Bariba Sound from Le Super Borgou de Parakou - which is released next week. We rambled on for about an hour over a Skype connection linking London to Frankfurt and we managed to cover most of the bases including:
... The early compilations -- Moonlighting for the airlines -- Are the people ready for more of the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band? -- Track 6: Sembe Sembe Boudou -- Bumping into records by Super Borgou -- Gunter meets Samy and helps out -- Design, artefacts, legacy and rescuing records for the future -- Track 2: Wedne Nda M'Banza -- Business, competition and formats --Samy's desert island discs -- Track 4 : Abakpe -- All eyes on Angola for 2012 -- Track 15: Adiza Claire



david said...

Analog Africa is one of the best reissue labels around and this latest release is as good as anything they've put out. I'm pretty sure i have them all and they are uniformly excellent compilations. Nice to hear this interview and get a little idea of Samy's thought process. Thanks for taking the time to put this together and for sharing!

matt said...

Yes, great label, great compilations. Respect to Samy.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Analog Africa is inspirational and praises to Samy. CHECK OUT this Q & A feature by Fourth and Main with Samy Redjeb, it's brilliant: