Saturday, January 26, 2013


Chief (Dr.) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister—Fuji Explosion


Side One

Side Two

I love this 80s Fuji masterpiece by one of my all-time Nigerian favorites. Come for the explosive rhythms, stay for the futuristic keyboards.

The genius is well represented over on iTunes but be advised regarding multiple variations of his name so search around.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and his Nigerian Sound Makers International—People's Club of Nigeria Special

Side One
People's Club of Nigeria Part One

Side Two
People's Club of Nigeria Part Two

This is some classic shit from a classic personage of Nigerian highlife excellence. Take two of these and call me in the morning.

Also, feel free to download and vibe to this track from the upcoming ATFA release by Dur-Dur Band (coming March 19 in all formats on all continents).:


Friday, January 04, 2013


M'Hamed Dammou

Side A

Side B

Amazigh dreams from Casablanca by one of the long-time crucial practitioners. Dude's been playing in amazing ensembles for decades and this solo outing from more recent years is hitting me pretty hard right about now.

Anyone able to translate the album and song titles for us?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Blind Musical Flames—Flames Morale

Side A
High Morale
Tifi Sidom

Side B
Big Berin
Poda Poda
Seda Seda

Positive greetings from essential Sierra Leonean sight-impaired super-group Blind Musical Flames. Welcome to 2013. We're starting light for now here at Awesome Tapes From Africa, deeper heavies to come. Hope you like simple pleasures, some dancing and a little bit of reggae.

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