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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...
Uwami (LP) cover
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DJ Black Low
Uwami (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 7/May/2021 ]
Debut LP by the remarkable producer from Pretoria, South Africa who has a singular take on amapiano. In many ways, DJ Black Low's debut album, Uwami, shows the signs of an artist's first offering in any musical genre. Showcasing fluency in a broad...
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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...
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Ephat Mujuru & The Spirit Of The People
Mbavaira
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
Mujuru was Zimbabwe's foremost mbira (thumb piano) player who brought Shona music to the world. -Available outside Zimbabwe for the first time. All-acoustic, calming music for these times. Mbira importance grew with the struggle for independence and...
Mbavaira (LP) cover
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Ephat Mujuru & The Spirit Of The People
Mbavaira (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
Mujuru was Zimbabwe's foremost mbira (thumb piano) player who brought Shona music to the world. -Available outside Zimbabwe for the first time. All-acoustic, calming music for these times. Mbira importance grew with the struggle for independence and...
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...
Tezeta (LP) cover
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Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band
Tezeta (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 4/Jun/2021 ]
From their genesis as members of the Venus club in-house band in the early 70s, The Walias were at the forefront of the musical revolution during an era where modern instruments and foreign styles superseded the traditional fare to become the staple...
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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...
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...
Teenage Dreams (LP) cover
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Native Soul
Teenage Dreams (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / 2 LP - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
Kgothatso Tshabalala is 19 years old and Zakhele Mhlanga (DJ Zakes) is 18. Their 12-track debut electronic music album, Teenage Dreams, is not easily dismissed as a project that shows their age, though. Teenage Dreams presents a youthful,...
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Papé Nziengui Et Son Groupe
Kadi Yombo
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 8/Apr/2022 ]
Kadi Yombo, published in 1989, is the most successful album in the quest for a fusion between tradition and modernity in Bwiti harp music of the Tsogho people of Gabon. Combining beating rattles with a layer of synthesizers, Papé Nziengui blends in a...
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,...
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Teno Afrika
Amapiano Selections
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
The past five years have seen amapiano, South Africa's electronic music movement born in the townships of the country's Gauteng province, evolve from an underground sound to a nationwide mainstream staple. Even with its commercial success though,...
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...
Uwami cover
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DJ Black Low
Uwami
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / CD - released 7/May/2021 ]
Debut LP by the remarkable producer from Pretoria, South Africa who has a singular take on amapiano. In many ways, DJ Black Low's debut album, Uwami, shows the signs of an artist's first offering in any musical genre. Showcasing fluency in a broad...
Uwami II (LP) cover
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DJ Black Low
Uwami II (LP)
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / LP - released 1/Jul/2022 ]
The vinyl version of the rest of the songs from the digital version of DJ Black Low's breakthrough debut Uwami (2021). DJ Black Low burst on the international scene last year with Uwami, a collection of his early, downright avant-garde amapiano...
Mbavaira cover
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Ephat Mujuru & The Spirit Of The People
Mbavaira
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / Cassette - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
Mujuru was Zimbabwe's foremost mbira (thumb piano) player who brought Shona music to the world. Mbavaira is now available outside Zimbabwe for the first time. All-acoustic, calming music for these times. Mbira importance grew with the struggle for...
Yene Mircha cover
add to cart $20.00 ETA: 2-5 business days
Hailu Mergia
Yene Mircha
[ Awesome Tapes From Africa / Cassette - released 27/Mar/2020 ]
Available on Vinyl LP, CD and Cassette. 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