Ata Kak

A Ghanaian highlife singer gone horribly right, Ata Kak is a visionary. He spits serious rhymes, waxes romantic, and issues lo-fi digital quick-shrieks, listen specifically to the chorus of “Moma Yendodo.”

I posted this tape earlier, but these songs are so ridiculously sweet, I invite you to listen (again). Here you’ve got the comeplete “Moma Yendodo” (the first time I posted it was not the entire track).

It sounds so home-made funky yet spooky, like a warped Prince protege from Africa by way of 1986 Chicago.

 

Obaa Sima” “Moma Yendodo” “Yemmpa Aba” from Obaa Sima

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dalston shopperreply
June 10, 2006 at 6:31 pm

The Obaa Sima link is not working. I’m going to send you also a cassette tape that I bought years ago that is Swahili women from Tanzania. Excellent.

thursdaybornreply
June 10, 2006 at 10:03 pm

that link should be working…

thanks

Jessereply
June 12, 2006 at 5:07 am

OK, that was great. He reminds me a little of Gyedu Blay-Ambolley. You can get a couple more of his tracks at
http://www.valisrecords.com/downloads.htm

Also, did you know that you got a writeup in an alt-weekly? It’s at
http://www.montrealmirror.com/2006/051106/load.html

Malam Balareply
June 19, 2006 at 1:22 pm

excellent stuff, reminds me very much to another ghanaian artist called
SAM T.

thursdaybornreply
June 20, 2006 at 12:58 am

who’s Sam T and where can we find his cassettes?

stimmenimitatorreply
June 28, 2006 at 11:00 am

Thank you for your fantastic blog!

I really love most of the music you post (and mentioned/linked you in my last post about Ghanas loss to Brazil yesterday).

cherbonsyreply
May 16, 2007 at 4:17 pm

This is so incredibly incredible. Should you have the chance to post more from Aka Kak’s cassette I’d be eternally grateful.

Anonymousreply
September 5, 2007 at 12:33 am

could you please re-post the files? the links are not working, but I’d really like to hear this stuff! thanks!

oskarreply
September 10, 2007 at 9:36 pm

please please re-post. been looking for ata kak allover the internet with no succes.. so please.. great blogg by the way!

loverreply
September 17, 2007 at 4:03 am

Hello! I love your site… absolutely – love – this site.

I vote it as one of the most important online resources – Ever.

Please if you get a chance, post Ata Kak again or any of his other music. It is shit hot.

Chekreply
September 30, 2007 at 5:25 pm

i’m gunna add my voice – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE re-post these.

Your blog is splitting my head completely open.

Benreply
October 16, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Those of you looking for these tracks, search Ata Kak on http://www.findmp3s.com/

Nikreply
October 22, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Hey, I agree with all the other comments on the greatness of this stuff. Never heard of before! Only things is: could you please, please re-post at a better bit rate???? I so wan tto DJ this tuff out and 128 just won’t do! Thanks

Anonymousreply
May 19, 2008 at 11:15 pm

What a brilliant blog. People llike you are a credit to the internet

Eddiereply
May 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I would love to get this but I don’t think the links work!!! Looks amazing….

Anonymousreply
January 12, 2009 at 6:27 am

This is eerily beautiful, quirky (to me at least) pop music; thank you.

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Alexreply
April 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm

hey brian, did you ever write a story or such of how since you first got hold of the tape things evolved?

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