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As a DJ I have worked professionally for nearly 40 years. As a producer I have recorded and released music for such labels as Go Bang, Aspro, R&S, Warner Music and Blue Note. As a collector I specialize in black music, dance music in its many styles and genres.
The collection of African music on Soul Safari’s pages has grown since my very first visit to South Africa 18 years ago. On my many travels throughout this magnificent country I have often discovered archives and long lost collections of beautiful music. Music that is so rare that little is known about its whereabouts since much of the original legacy had been erased from history.
My main interest in the popular and traditional music from South Africa and the sub-Sahara African region is based on beautiful memories of the past. Records from the period 1940-1990. At the same time I’m always interested in finding exciting new stuff so I keep a keen eye on contemporary music as well. I believe that the hunt for records in the wild is like hunting for big game in Africa. Although it is not that dangerous in realtime, it can be as exciting! In the end I believe that discovering truly great African music in all its forms and styles is the ultimate prey to the hunter, that is why this blog is called Soul Safari.
Eddy De Clercq@Soul Safari