Monday, February 28, 2011



Face 1
Donia Regarega
Atero Amy Babana
Sanga Sirana
Dady Ropilany

Face 2
Zegny Vaovao
Tsiakafara Tody
Vola Parata
Doudou Fini
Zaho Tanora + Iadan'i Toto
Eka Lemarijy (1ère partie)

Dance the night away like you're in Tananarive, Madagascar. This tape is from 1991. Thanks to Jon for the hook up.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Penny Penny—Yogo Yogo

Side 1
Ibola Aids
Kulani Kulani!!

Side 2
Hai Kamina
Yogo Yogo (Fooling)
Ti Samboko
Ama Owners
Kulani Kulani!! (Remix)

Got my hands on another Penny Penny tape. This shit is pretty much game over as far as South African dance-pop from the '90s goes.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set tomorrow (2/17) at the Akron/Family (and Delicate Steve) show at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg.

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.

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