Diggin’ In Africa


Poster for screening of the movie Take Me Away Fast. It’s about digging for vinyl in Africa. As far as I can tell, the screening in October 2011 reflects a finished film, but, I it’s not being circulated as far as I can tell. I encountered the trailer at the stellar blog Africa Is a Country. The music search there turns up riches in music and commentary about music.

Take Me Away Fast Documentary Trailer from Leigh Iacobucci on Vimeo.

I have a bunch of African vinyl from African record labels, including 12″ ‘disco’ format discs from the eighties.

It’s possible to revisit that golden era of African music courtesy of current curators working their youtube channels.

For example, RadioAfrica1 channel offers gem after gem.