Doug Paterson


Douglas B Paterson is a cultural anthropologist by training who became interested in African music while doing his PhD research in Kenya. Doug’s been collecting African pop music ever since and got involved as a volunteer in community radio in the early 90s with a weekly African music show.

Hans Kelstrup


Hans Kelstrup is an entomologist who became interested in tropical and African music while studying wasp evolution in Brazil and South Africa as part of his PhD at the University of Washington. He is now the CSO at Beta Hatch (, a Seattle-based business and insect farm.