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Unearthing the Hidden Gems of Africa's Funk Era

Gone but not forgotten. Under that credo, Tunisian-German Samy Ben Redjeb started his record label, Analog Africa, 10 years ago — focusing on rare African vinyl records from the 1960s and 70s. What he found was a stark contrast to the modern-day music coming out of Africa.  "The music that was filtering here was generally music that was very often recorded in Europe,” Ben Redjeb said. “So that was music that was recorded in European studios, with European producers. … And it...

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