Dur-Dur Band Volume 5

Very excited to announce the next Awesome Tapes From Africa release. Dur-Dur Band Volume 5 comes out March 19February 5, 2013. The classic Somali band’s 1987 recording captures some of the incredible sounds happening in Mogadishu during that era. More info soon.

16 responses to “Dur-Dur Band Volume 5”

  1. oro says:

    Félicitations, je suis impatient d’entendre cet enregistrement.

  2. Hammer says:

    Incredible cassette!

    Dur-Dur FTW.


  3. Hammer says:

    Wait, that’s not a cassette? Uh.

    Well, it must be then a good comp.


  4. It is a complete cassette heretofore unavailable outside Somalia. Not a comp.

  5. kingpossum says:

    Great news. Looking forward to its release.

  6. John B. says:

    Wow, great work, Brian!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait, will have to. Anyway great News. Thanks al lot

  8. Rantje says:

    Super Seite ich komme wieder hierher um zu sehen was es neues gibt in den nächsten Wochen.


  9. Andreas says:


    I am happy to see another Dur Dur cassette reappear! I found a cassette from the early 1990ies in Ethiopia:

  10. hey keynaan, itwill be LP and CD (and mp3 and cassette)!

  11. tiu Cancho says:

    Ya me llegó la nueva cinta que compré en Awesome Tapes From Africa. El blog está haciendo auténtico furor en internet y…


  12. Ben says:


    I just discovered the Dur Dur Band and I love their awesome funk. This brought me to this great website! What other artists here are similar to Dur Dur Band?

  13. carol williams says:

    WOW – stunned to be listening to Dur Dur on Late Junction radio 3. I used to dance to Dur Dur every Saturday in Mogadishu…this band was a blazing good night out.I still have my collection of Dur Dur tapes.. so precious. Glad the music is being shared more widely.

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