The Brooklyn-based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Centre, which played a key role in introducing the cultures of the African diaspora to the United States, invite visitors to come dig in their crates.
“We introduced African music to the United States. I will make that statement humbly but boastfully at the same time.” – Roger Francis (African Record Centre)
Roger Francis and Rudy Francis own the African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Center in Brooklyn, New York. Roger Francis founded the Makossa label, the first US label to release records by Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Franco and more.