Artist Profile: Voodoo Funk

Frank Gossner has one of the largest West African funk and disco records around. He’s a collector, a DJ and a promoter. He runs the website Voodoo Funk, which is recommended by the Beastie Boys. He frequently travels to Africa, searching for those hidden gems and there’s even a documentary, “Take Me Away Fast” that follows one of these journeys.

In 2012 Frank came to Saigon to play at La Fenetre Soleil. With him, he brought a box full of rare West African funk and disco 7” records. Seen in Saigon caught up with him before the gig to hear all about his crazy record collecting experiences scouring the back alleys of West Africa.