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Antoinette Konan cover
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Antoinette Konan
Antoinette Konan
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 22/Nov/2019 ]
It makes sense that Antoinette Konan's eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast's Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring...
Antoinette Konan (LP) cover
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Antoinette Konan
Antoinette Konan (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 22/Nov/2019 ]
It makes sense that Antoinette Konan's eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast's Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring...
Asnakech cover
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Asnakech Worku
Asnakech
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 16/Nov/2018 ]
There is perhaps no woman more cherished in modern Ethiopian history than Asnakech Worku. As a musician, actress, dancer and cultural icon, Asnakech inspired and challenged society for decades, until her death in 2011. From her beginnings as...
Asnakech (LP) cover
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Asnakech Worku
Asnakech (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / 2 LP - released 16/Nov/2018 ]
There is perhaps no woman more cherished in modern Ethiopian history than Asnakech Worku. As a musician, actress, dancer and cultural icon, Asnakech inspired and challenged society for decades, until her death in 2011. From her beginnings as...
Trotro cover
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DJ Katapila
Trotro
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 1/Jul/2013 ]
Awesome Tapes From Africa are releasing a re-issue of Ghanaian DJ, producer and rapper DJ Katapila's Trotro album. DJ Katapila started producing music in the late 90's at the age of 39, and as his set progressed, he began adding live rapping over...
Yene Mircha cover
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Hailu Mergia
Yene Mircha
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 27/Mar/2020 ]
It's been a long, winding road to Hailu Mergia's sixth decade of musical activity. From a young musician in the 60s starting out in Addis Ababa to the 70s golden age of dance bands to the new hope as an emigre in America to the drier period of the...
Yene Mircha (LP) cover
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Hailu Mergia
Yene Mircha (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 27/Mar/2020 ]
It's been a long, winding road to Hailu Mergia's sixth decade of musical activity. From a young musician in the 60s starting out in Addis Ababa to the 70s golden age of dance bands to the new hope as an emigre in America to the drier period of the...
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (LP) cover
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Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 17/Aug/2018 ]
In the 1980s, Abidjan's Jess Sah Bi & Peter One became one of the most popular musical acts in not just the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), but broader West Africa, eventually performing with a full band to stadium-sized audiences at home and throughout...
Lala Belu cover
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Hailu Mergia
Lala Belu
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
The "obscure outsider artist from beyond the west" has become a familiar trope for old music excavated in far-flung places, thanks in part to the eagle-eyed tape rummaging of intrepid label owners such as Brian Shimkovitz. Under his Awesome Tapes...
La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1 cover
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Nahawa Doumbia
La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 20/Sep/2019 ]
Nahawa Doumbia is one of Mali's defining vocalists of the last four decades. Her work journeys through progressive stages of musical evolution and sonic vogues, making it hard to summarize or even comprehend. She's played a part in popular music...
La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1 (LP) cover
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Nahawa Doumbia
La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1 (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 20/Sep/2019 ]
Nahawa Doumbia is one of Mali's defining vocalists of the last four decades. Her work journeys through progressive stages of musical evolution and sonic vogues, making it hard to summarize or even comprehend. She's played a part in popular music...
Bafana Bafana (LP) cover
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Professor Rhythm
Bafana Bafana (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 1/Nov/2017 ]
First time on vinyl -Key producer of early South African house music and kwaito Professor Rhythm is the production moniker of South African music man Thami Mdluli. Throughout the 1980's, Mdluli was member of chart-topping groups Taboo and CJB,...
Professor 3 cover
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Professor Rhythm
Professor 3
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 1/Jun/2018 ]
Thami Mdluli's third instrumental album (which contains some background vocals, to be exact), portrays the moment when the dominant mbaqanga and American R&B-based bubblegum sounds being produced in Johannesburg and other urban centers were...
Professor 3 (LP) cover
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Professor Rhythm
Professor 3 (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 1/Jun/2018 ]
Thami Mdluli's third instrumental album (which contains some background vocals, to be exact), portrays the moment when the dominant mbaqanga and American R&B-based bubblegum sounds being produced in Johannesburg and other urban centers were...
En Hollande cover
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Sourakata Koite
En Hollande
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 18/Jan/2019 ]
Sourakata Koité was born in 1955 in Malème, Senegal, a Malinke-speaking area. As Sourakata says, "All the Koité are musicians!" He is indeed a member of a family of djéli (or griot in french), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians...
Trotro (LP) cover
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DJ Katapila
Trotro (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 1/Jul/2013 ]
Awesome Tapes From Africa are releasing a re-issue of Ghanaian DJ, producer and rapper DJ Katapila's Trotro album. DJ Katapila started producing music in the late 90's at the age of 39, and as his set progressed, he began adding live rapping over...
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers cover
add to cart $28.00 Low Stock
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 17/Aug/2018 ]
In the 1980s, Abidjan's Jess Sah Bi & Peter One became one of the most popular musical acts in not just the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), but broader West Africa, eventually performing with a full band to stadium-sized audiences at home and throughout...
Lala Belu (LP) cover
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Hailu Mergia
Lala Belu (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 9/Mar/2018 ]
The "obscure outsider artist from beyond the west" has become a familiar trope for old music excavated in far-flung places, thanks in part to the eagle-eyed tape rummaging of intrepid label owners such as Brian Shimkovitz. Under his Awesome Tapes...
En Hollande (LP) cover
add to cart $40.00 Low Stock
Sourakata Koite
En Hollande (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 18/Jan/2019 ]
Sourakata Koité was born in 1955 in Malème, Senegal, a Malinke-speaking area. As Sourakata says, "All the Koité are musicians!" He is indeed a member of a family of djéli (or griot in french), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians...
Liital LP cover
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Aby Ngana Diop
Liital LP
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 1/Jul/2013 ]
Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum patterns, with an aggressive verbal flow thought to presage rap. Her...