popular african music

before making african music a business i earned my money building hi-fi speakers and equipment. it was a floating change and nowadays i am back on the hardware side, repairing early microphones. when i got attached to african music it was besides the wild mix of musical influences the mix of clean and not so clean sound: a pure voice slightly distorted by an amplifier. in order to put that on record i always tried to use the best equipment that i could pay for and always tried to record the performance as true as possible. in post production a minimum of effects was used. when in the early years of this century the cd sales dropped all of a sudden i first refused flat to sell the music of my label via downloads with less content than on the cd or record.
i am still unable to listen to data reduced music for more than 60 seconds. i had to give in to the market in the end but i hope that there are more people than myself who enjoy the full sound of music. here you may get the full sound by buying the original cds. on top of it you get the booklets with lots of information and stories.

to make it easier there is no shipping cost on these cds,
just a handling fee of 5 euro flat whether you buy
one cd or one hundred cds.


for people who think that the cd format sounds worse than analog music - and i am one of them - popular african music has still a number of vinyl records (some pam- titles and many by other producers) and music cassettes in stock. the number is so large that i am too lazy to put them up on the website - especially since there are usually just one or two copies per title in stock. so please ask a specific question: country/artist or title. maybe you are lucky.