Here's a fantastic preview trailer for a documentary about New York DJ Frank, who has spent much of the last 3 years collecting old vinyl in Africa, where "People burn records, because for them it's an old format". He's trying to track down the fruits of the '70s African funk boom, before all the vinyl decays or gets lost, and meeting the people who made the records along the way. Much of the music is on Frank's Voodoo Funk blog.
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
(sort of) related - Tony Allen, the drummer for Fela Kuti was interviewed last week on the Culture show. The interview is slightly cringeworthy, but is worth watching for Allen making a really complex sounding rhythm look effortless ;)