Analog Africa

Analog Africa is a Frankfurt-based record label, founded in 2004 by Samy Ben Redjeb and specialized in rarities and reissues. Samy Ben Redjeb (b. 1961), of Tunisian origin, focuses especially on African music of the 1960s and 1970s. It is the fusion of Western instruments and ancient African music genres he is interested in. He collected more than 30.000 records before he turned this hobby into a business. Speaking six languages (German, Arabian, French, Italian, English and Spanish) which are the languages of the former colonialists alleviates the access to the people and their cultures. He started his label in 2004 with the release of songs of the Zimbabwean band The Green Arrows. The band fronted by singer Zexie Manatsa has been one of the most famous bands of the country in the 1970s. Analog Africa does not only aim to rediscover musical treasures, but also wants to impart knowledge about music history. All releases of Analog Africa are accompanied with a detailed booklet.