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AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

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Kat. Nr: 81191 · CD · 27.02.2015 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
ATA KAK

OBAA SIMA

Ata Kak's cassette Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. The music on the recording - an amalgam of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk and disco - is ...
Kat. Nr: 81192 · LP · 20.03.2015 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
ATA KAK

OBAA SIMA

Ata Kak's cassette Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. The music on the recording - an amalgam of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk and disco - is ...
Kat. Nr: 89186 · 12" · 30.10.2015 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
ATA KAK

OBAA SIMA B/W ADAGYA

Here's 12" single #2 from Ata Kak's now-legendary 1993 solo cassette, Obaa Sima. Released to much acclaim earlier this year after an exhaustive search for the musician, the tape has reached ...
Kat. Nr: 53212 · CD · 07.04.2012 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
BOLA

VOLUME 7

BOLA's music melds sheer force of spirit with a sound not often heard by ears outside the remote Upper East Region of Ghana. This man who grew up herding livestock in the savannah, far away from the ...
Kat. Nr: 53211 · 2 LP · 07.04.2012 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
BOLA

VOLUME 7

BOLA's music melds sheer force of spirit with a sound not often heard by ears outside the remote Upper East Region of Ghana. This man who grew up herding livestock in the savannah, far away from the ...
Kat. Nr: 75103 · CD · 29.08.2014 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DIOP, ABY NGANA

LIITAL

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 75102 · LP · 29.08.2014 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DIOP, ABY NGANA

LIITAL

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 ...
Kat. Nr: 93080 · CD · 19.02.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DJ KATAPILA

TROTRO

Kat. Nr: 93079 · 2 LP · 19.02.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DJ KATAPILA

TROTRO

DJ Katapila makes Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music. In the context of Ghana's pop music landscape, ...
Kat. Nr: 97914 · 12" · 08.07.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DJ KATAPILA

TROTRO + BONUS TRACKS

Two of the tracks here haven't been on wax before. This 12" single made specially for DJs and collectors adds to the lore of Katapila's days-long DJ sets and intensely original and (slightly bananas) ...
Kat. Nr: 51721 · CD · 11.11.2011 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DOUMBIA, NA HAWA

LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE VOL.3

Doumbia "sings with the raspy edge of a traditional musician and the precision of someone who knows exactly what she's after," according to The New York Times. "La Grande Canatrice Malienne" was made ...
Kat. Nr: 51427 · LP · 04.11.2011 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DOUMBIA, NA HAWA

LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE VOL.3

Doumbia "sings with the raspy edge of a traditional musician and the precision of someone who knows exactly what she's after," according to The New York Times. "La Grande Canatrice Malienne" was made ...
Kat. Nr: 58799 · CD · 22.03.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DUR-DUR BAND

VOLUME 5

DUR-DUR BAND emerged in the 1980s, during a time when Somalia's contribution to the creative culture in the Horn of Africa was visible and abundant. Seeking inspiration outside the impressive array ...
Kat. Nr: 58798 · LP · 30.03.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
DUR-DUR BAND

VOLUME 5

DUR-DUR BAND emerged in the 1980s, during a time when Somalia's contribution to the creative culture in the Horn of Africa was visible and abundant. Seeking inspiration outside the impressive array ...
Kat. Nr: 94856 · CD · 15.04.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM

DESDES

At the age of 28, Awalom Gebremariam arrived in the United States, following a years-long journey from Eritrea. He'd made it to a refugee camp in Ethiopia several years ago and eventually attained ...
Kat. Nr: 94855 · 2 LP · 15.04.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM

DESDES

At the age of 28, Awalom Gebremariam arrived in the United States, following a years-long journey from Eritrea. He'd made it to a refugee camp in Ethiopia several years ago and eventually attained ...
Kat. Nr: 88200 · CD · 02.10.2015 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
KAKRABA, S.K.

SONGS OF PAAPIEYE

SK Kakraba is master of the gyil, Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The buzzy rattle emitted with each note comes from the silk walls of spiders' egg ...
Kat. Nr: 88199 · LP · 02.10.2015 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
KAKRABA, S.K.

SONGS OF PAAPIEYE

SK Kakraba is master of the gyil, Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The buzzy rattle emitted with each note comes from the silk walls of spiders' egg ...
Kat. Nr: 112602 · 12" · 30.06.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
KHAOLI, OM ALEC

SAY YOU LOVE ME

Say You Love Me wasn't "Om" Alec Khaoli's first solo recording but the 1985 EP solidified the bass player and songwriter's standing as one of South Africa's most consistently innovative pop auteurs. ...
Kat. Nr: 112603 · CD · 30.06.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
KHAOLI, OM ALEC

SAY YOU LOVE ME

Say You Love Me wasn't "Om" Alec Khaoli's first solo recording but the 1985 EP solidified the bass player and songwriter's standing as one of South Africa's most consistently innovative pop auteurs. ...
Kat. Nr: 62688 · CD · 28.06.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU

... & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT: SHE

HAILU MERGIA is a one-man band. In 1985 master accordionist and veteran bandleader/arranger/keyboardist released the "Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument cassette". In a nostalgic effort to ...
Kat. Nr: 62687 · 2 LP · 28.06.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU

... & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT: SHE

HAILU MERGIA is a one-man band. In 1985 master accordionist and veteran bandleader/arranger/keyboardist released the "Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument cassette". In a nostalgic effort to ...
Kat. Nr: 97196 · CD · 17.06.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU & DAHLAK BAND

WEDE HARER GUZO

Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band's Wede Harer Guzo is the third release on Awesome Tapes From Africa for Ethiopian keyboard and accordion maestro. In the years since Shemonmuanaye, Mergia has revamped his ...
Kat. Nr: 97195 · 2 LP · 17.06.2016 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU & DAHLAK BAND

WEDE HARER GUZO

Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band's Wede Harer Guzo is the third release on Awesome Tapes From Africa for Ethiopian keyboard and accordion maestro. In the years since Shemonmuanaye, Mergia has revamped his ...
Kat. Nr: 75964 · CD · 10.10.2014 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU & THE WALIAS

TCHE BELEW

The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the ...
Kat. Nr: 75962 · LP · 10.10.2014 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
MERGIA, HAILU & THE WALIAS

TCHE BELEW

The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the ...
Kat. Nr: 65852 · CD · 08.11.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
PENNY PENNY

SHAKA BUNDU'

The story of South African singer and dancer PENNY PENNY is fit for Hollywood. A nearly homeless janitor with no education gets a record deal, becomes a multi-platinum-selling pop star, plays ...
Kat. Nr: 65851 · 2 LP · 08.11.2013 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
PENNY PENNY

SHAKA BUNDU'

The story of South African singer and dancer PENNY PENNY is fit for Hollywood. A nearly homeless janitor with no education gets a record deal, becomes a multi-platinum-selling pop star, plays ...
Kat. Nr: 105464 · CD · 20.01.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
POULO, AWA

POULO WARALI

Kat. Nr: 105463 · LP · 20.01.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
POULO, AWA

POULO WARALI

Awa Poulo is a singer of Peulh origin from Dilly commune, Mali, near the border with Mauritania. Largely pastoral and often nomadic, Peulh- (or Fula-)speaking peoples are found from Senegal to ...
Kat. Nr: 116738 · 2 CD · 20.10.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
PROFESSOR RHYTHM

BAFANA BAFANA

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, playing bubblegum pop to stadiums. ...
Kat. Nr: 116736 · LP · 20.10.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
PROFESSOR RHYTHM

BAFANA BAFANA

-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 ...
Kat. Nr: 119880 · MC · 08.12.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
PROFESSOR RHYTHM

BAFANA BAFANA

-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 ...
Kat. Nr: 110290 · CD · 19.05.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
UMOJA

707

A monumental career in pop music isn't easy when the system is built against you. But South African songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist "Om" Alec Khaoli managed to do just that with his ...
Kat. Nr: 110289 · LP · 19.05.2017 · AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
UMOJA

707

A monumental career in pop music isn't easy when the system is built against you. But South African songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist "Om" Alec Khaoli managed to do just that with his ...
 

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