“It actually pretty much happened overnight in Africa that LPs got replaced by music cassettes,” he says. “Within only a short amount of time basically there was no more market interest.” A single 20-foot container in Conakry was the only official vinyl store he found in West Africa.
But after a while, he began to locate hoards of vinyl records that had been thrown into storage and forgotten – in back rooms, “half-bombed government buildings” and abandoned warehouses. He just wants to save the music.
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