Thursday, June 27, 2013


Wedel Bikri

Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3

Side B
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7

Sudanese tape I bought in Ethiopia recently is really hitting me hard this week. There's an excellent confluence of things happening on this recording that I am just so into right now: heartfelt tenor vocals; expected Sudanese popular song horn/string stabs; unexpected rhythmic breakdowns and melodic twists. I don't have any info about this artist. Google deepened the mystery, offering suggestions like "weird al bakery." So, I guess, just enjoy for now.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Simon's Slow Music from Africa Vol. 2 mixtape

At long last, for the true heads who've been following Awesome Tapes From Africa for years now. One of my closest homies in the music/life continuum, Simon, has returned with a new mix of personal classics on vinyl. Without further ado, Simon's Slow Music from Africa mixtape Vol 2.


Lord's Special - Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe - Nigeria
La Guinée-Wodi - Orchestre de Kindia (Dirou Band) - Guinea
Yatouloveras - UCAS Band de Sedhiou - Senegal
Teranga - Ouza et Teranga International Band - Senegal
Feresirima - Peacocks International Guitar Band − Nigeria
Na - Djorçon - Guinea-Bissau
Duga - Orchestre Rail Band - Mali
Sigala -  Magatte N'diaye with Star Band de Dakar - Senegal
Touraman - Horoya Band National - Guinea
Sali - Amadou Ballake Traore - Burkina Faso
Ma Penda - Orchestre Bawobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar - Senegal
Footaane - Etoile de Dakar - Senegal
Douga - Quintette Guinéenne - Guinea
Ife Uwa Adi Agwuagwu - Celestine Ukwu - Nigeria
Danaya - Nahawa Doumbia - Mali

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