Monday, February 07, 2011


Cheikh El Meskine

Side A
Fatma El Hob Saib
Datni Essakra
Bagat Tchaouar

Side B
Shab El Mehahel
Rahi Maouïla
Maktoub Rabi

More ill smokey flute incantations from Algeria. Why not?

Belated link to Awesome Tapes from Africa mention in this New York Times story about American indie labels confessing their collective crush on African music.

Big ups to the people of Baltimore, who seriously brought the ruckus at the STR8 CAVIN party over the weekend.

Damn, that opening track is the bomb...
Powerful, energetic tunes. Surely one to not skip downloading!
I am already eagerly awaiting the next upload.

Love and Positivity from MidWest America, where we need the warmth of African jams in this harsh winter.
beautiful. i love it when you post stuff...
Thanks for this.

Is it just me, or does it look like the guy on the cover is hanging from a lamp-post?
Re: the NYT article. I'll bet Moos is jealous.
Yeah! and that's another great masterpiece.
Oh yeah! Always ready for some more good old-school folk-rai! Thanks.
well, how about Libya? at the very least, I'll bet they'll be in the news, soon enough... right there between Tunisia and Egypt, after all... Seriously, though, any Libyan music?

Thank you!!!

the dude does look like he's hanging from the lampost, b/t/w... hahaha, John Baldesari would love it
wow thanks
wow, great songs, thanks.
mark thuesen
do you have something special planned for the 5th year anniversary of ATFA in April?
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Absolutely love love Awesome Tapes from Africa! Thank you for putting the time and energy to share this treasure trove of music with us!

Many thanks,
Really good one and I just want to say: This is a truly awesome blog! Keep it up!
I'm listening to this right now--magnificent!
Another beautiful find, thanks so much for sharing these!
wowww great song fom morroco
big thnx for sharing
absolutely brilliant....I'm trying to find out more about the artist. Wow.
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