Recording Africa is a not for profit music based charity label which records endangered traditional music in diminishing communities around Africa.
In exchange for recording the music, support and resources are provided for communities. Resources like: nutritional, educational, medical supplies & building materials.
The Recording Africa team: founders Olly Burton and Tobias Brent and; director Alex Blogg.
However there have been many other people who have given their time and skills to help, for which we are all very thankful.
100% of donations go to helping communities in Africa. All funds for operations are raised separately. Aid is distributed to African communities in exchange for recording their music.
This music becomes available for you and the rest of the world to enjoy!
To document lessening music culture with audio and video technology.
To exchange recordings fairly for sustainable resources.
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The Recording Africa Team
Olly has always been fascinated with the idea of travelling and recording music. Picking up a passion for exploring, following a year long trip around South America, Olly has combined his two passions into one.
Tobias has always had a passion for world music and travelling. Having a degree in music production, he now wants to pursue a career recording endangered music from around the world… starting with Africa.
Alex, with his multi-media talents, came on board with Recording Africa at the end of 2012. With much experience in the media world, his passions lie with documentary making and website building.
To check out more of their unique and professional work, visit their website
The 20MM team, Michael Osborne (Leeds) and Matt Prior (Brighton), joined forces with Recording Africa a month before the Senegal trip. Michael Osborne, a gifted audio engineer, tried his hand at cinematography and uncovered a natural gift as he brought, from behind the camera, the Senegalese music and scenery to life. Upon return, Matt Prior and Olly Burton spent many an evening editing the documentary in both Brighton and London. Through persistance and dedication, Matt skilfully and patiently took over 100 hours of Michael’s camera work and compressed it into half an hour.
Not only did Michael capture the trip through Matt’s lens, he also edited the audio of the documentary; a man of many talents! He is currently completing the last year of his Audio Engineering degree in Leeds and afterwards aims to continue working on documentaries and films with his mad multimedia skills.
Although Matt couldn’t make it to Senegal, his camera did, which made it easier for him to both edit and colour the documentary in post. Matt is a trainee camera operator building his showreel from the south and will soon move to London to continue his cultivating career.