Monday, 23 December 2013
AFRICA GROWTH ON INTERTIMENT
Music does wonders for the soul, that is why the music of Africa’s old masters should not be lost. They should be digitalised and made freely available.
Once again, I appeal to the Arts Council of African countries : please find the music of the other greats of our early years, digitize them and make them freely available nationally. You can go to the archives and other record producers of the time and acquire the stuff. Those companies don’t care about the music put out by our geniuses of the past. But we must find their music and leave it to our children. I know private collectors, have worked hard to collect some of them. But music is a national treasure, and it should not be the responsibility of private individuals to preserve it for us.