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.

19 responses to “Cheikh El Meskine”

  1. icastico says:

    Damn, that opening track is the bomb…

  2. Anonymous says:

    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.

  3. Anonymous says:

    beautiful. i love it when you post stuff…

  4. balbulus says:

    Thanks for this.

    Is it just me, or does it look like the guy on the cover is hanging from a lamp-post?

  5. gypsykat says:

    Re: the NYT article. I’ll bet Moos is jealous.

  6. ttv says:

    Yeah! and that’s another great masterpiece.

  7. Tim Abdellah says:

    Oh yeah! Always ready for some more good old-school folk-rai! Thanks.

  8. Anonymous says:

    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!!!


  9. Anonymous says:

    the dude does look like he’s hanging from the lampost, b/t/w… hahaha, John Baldesari would love it

  10. Anonymous says:

    wow thanks

  11. Anonymous says:

    do you have something special planned for the 5th year anniversary of ATFA in April?

  12. Dorian Douma says:

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  13. 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,

  14. Siri says:

    Really good one and I just want to say: This is a truly awesome blog! Keep it up!

  15. I’m listening to this right now–magnificent!

  16. Dorian Douma says:

    Another beautiful find, thanks so much for sharing these!

  17. Anonymous says:

    wowww great song fom morroco
    big thnx for sharing

  18. Anonymous says:

    absolutely brilliant….I’m trying to find out more about the artist. Wow.

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