Awesome Tapes From Africa

Awesome Tapes From Africa

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Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region. Street vendors hawked West African recordings in myriad genres, from highlife to African disco, old left-field soul to curious local pop. Shimkovitz started a blog, Awesome Tapes from Africa, and a record label to share his passion for this music, much of which is unheard outside of West Africa.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
#004 Dur-Dur Band - Volume 5 Dur-Dur Band Volume 5(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #004 US 2013 Sell This Version
#006 Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* - Shemonmuanaye Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* Shemonmuanaye(2xLP, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #006 US 2013 Sell This Version
#010 Aby Ngana Diop - Liital Aby Ngana Diop Liital(LP, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #010 US 2014 Sell This Version
#012 Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew Hailu Mergia And The Walias* Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew (Album) #012 US 2014 Sell This Version
#024 Awa Poulo - Poulo Warali  Awa Poulo Poulo Warali (Album) #024 US 2017 Sell This Version
#026 "Om" Alec Khaoli* Say You Love Me(12", RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #026 US 2017 Sell This Version
#028 Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu Hailu Mergia Lala Belu(6xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Awesome Tapes From Africa #028 US 2018
#031 Asnakech Worku - Asnakech Asnakech Worku Asnakech(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #031 US 2018 Sell This Version
036 Antoinette Konan - Antoinette Konan Antoinette Konan Antoinette Konan (Album) 036 2019 Sell This Version
#039 Nahawa Doumbia - Kanawa Nahawa Doumbia Kanawa(CD, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa #039 US 2021 Sell This Version
042 DJ Black Low - Uwami DJ Black Low Uwami(LP) Awesome Tapes From Africa 042 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATAFA014 Ata Kak - Obaa Sima Ata Kak Obaa Sima (Album) ATAFA014 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA001 Nâ Hawa Doumbia* - La Grand Cantatrice Malienne Vol.3 Nâ Hawa Doumbia* La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 3 (Album) ATFA001 US 2011 Sell This Version
ATFA001CD Nâ Hawa Doumbia* - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 3 Nâ Hawa Doumbia* La Grande Cantatrice Malienne, Vol. 3(CD, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA001CD US 2011 Sell This Version
ATFA002 Bola (6) - Volume 7 Bola (6) Volume 7 (Album) ATFA002 US 2012 Sell This Version
ATFA004 Dur-Dur Band - Volume 5 Dur-Dur Band Volume 5 (Album) ATFA004 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATFA004 Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* - Shemonmuanaye Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* Shemonmuanaye(2xLP, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA004 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATFA006 Hailu Mergia - Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye Hailu Mergia Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (Album) ATFA006 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATFA006LP 1 Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* - Shemonmuanaye Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument* Shemonmuanaye(2xLP, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA006LP 1 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATFA007 Hailu Mergia - Hailu Mergia : Remixes Hailu Mergia Hailu Mergia : Remixes(4xFile, MP3) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA007 US 2013
ATFA008 Penny Penny - Shaka Bundu Penny Penny Shaka Bundu (Album) ATFA008 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATFA010 Aby Ngana Diop - Liital Aby Ngana Diop Liital (Album) ATFA010 US 2014 Sell This Version
ATFA011DIG Aby Ngana Diop - Aby Ngana Diop Remixes Aby Ngana Diop Aby Ngana Diop Remixes(4xFile, MP3, 320) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA011DIG 2015
ATFA012 Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew Hailu Mergia And The Walias* Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew (Album) ATFA012 US 2014 Sell This Version
ATFA013 Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Musicawi Silt Hailu Mergia And The Walias* Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Musicawi Silt(7", Single) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA013 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA014 Ata Kak - Obaa Sima Ata Kak Obaa Sima (Album) ATFA014 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA-015 Ata Kak - Obaa Sima Ata Kak Obaa Sima (12", Single, Ltd) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA-015 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA016 Ata Kak - Daa Nyinaa Ata Kak Daa Nyinaa(12", Single, Ltd) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA016 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA018 SK Kakraba* - Songs Of Paapieye SK Kakraba* Songs Of Paapieye (Album) ATFA018 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATFA019 DJ Katapila - Trotro DJ Katapila Trotro (Album) ATFA019 US 2016 Sell This Version
ATFA020 Awalom Gebremariam - Desdes Awalom Gebremariam Desdes (Album) ATFA020 US 2016 Sell This Version
ATFA021 Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo (Album) ATFA021 US 2016 Sell This Version
ATFA022 DJ Katapila - Trotro DJ Katapila Trotro(12") Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA022 US 2016 Sell This Version
ATFA023 DJ Katapila - Aroo DJ Katapila Aroo (EP) ATFA023 US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA024 Awa Poulo - Poulo Warali  Awa Poulo Poulo Warali (Album) ATFA024 US 2017 Sell This Version
ATFA025 Umoja (2) - 707 Umoja (2) 707 (Album, EP) ATFA025 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
ATFA026 "Om" Alec Khaoli* Say You Love Me (MiniAlbum) ATFA026 US 2017 Sell This Version
ATFA 027 Professor Rhythm - Bafana Bafana Professor Rhythm Bafana Bafana (Album) ATFA 027 US 2017 Sell This Version
ATFA028 Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu Hailu Mergia Lala Belu (Album) ATFA028 US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA029 Papé Nziengui Et Son Groupe* - Kadi Yombo Papé Nziengui Et Son Groupe* Kadi Yombo (Album) ATFA029 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA030 Penny Penny - Yogo Yogo Penny Penny Yogo Yogo (Album) ATFA030 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATFA031 Asnakech Worku - Asnakech Asnakech Worku Asnakech (Album) ATFA031 US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA031CD Asnakech Worku - Asnakech Asnakech Worku Asnakech(CD, Album, RE, RM) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA031CD US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA032 Professor Rhythm - Professor 3 Professor Rhythm Professor 3(LP, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA032 UK 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA032CD Professor Rhythm - Professor 3 Professor Rhythm Professor 3(CD, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA032CD US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA033 Jess Sah Bi, Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers Jess Sah Bi, Peter One Jess Sah Bi, Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (CD, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA033 US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA033LP Jess Sah Bi & Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers Jess Sah Bi & Peter One Jess Sah Bi & Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers(LP, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA033LP US 2018 Sell This Version
ATFA034 Sourakata Koite* - En Hollande Sourakata Koite* En Hollande (Album) ATFA034 US 2019 Sell This Version
ATFA035 Nâ Hawa Doumbia* - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne - Decouverte 81 A Dakar Nâ Hawa Doumbia* La Grande Cantatrice Malienne - Decouverte 81 A Dakar (Album) ATFA035 US 2019 Sell This Version
ATFA035CS Nahawa Doumbia - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne - Vol I Nahawa Doumbia La Grande Cantatrice Malienne - Vol I(Cass, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa, AS Records ATFA035CS US 2019 Sell This Version
ATFA036 Antoinette Konan - Antoinette Konan Antoinette Konan Antoinette Konan (Album) ATFA036 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
ATFA037 Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha Hailu Mergia Yene Mircha (Album) ATFA037 US 2020 Sell This Version
ATFA037LP Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha Hailu Mergia Yene Mircha(LP, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA037LP US 2020 Sell This Version
ATFA 038 Ephat Mujuru & The Spirit Of The People* Mbavaira (Album) ATFA 038 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA039 Nahawa Doumbia - Kanawa Nahawa Doumbia Kanawa (Album) ATFA039 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA040 Teno Afrika - Amapiano Selections Teno Afrika Amapiano Selections (Album) ATFA040 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA040 (Promo) Teno Afrika - Amapiano Selections Teno Afrika Amapiano Selections(CD, Album, Promo) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA040 (Promo) US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA041 Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* - Tezeta Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* - Tezeta (Album) ATFA041 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA041 Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* - Tezeta(Cass, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA041 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA041digital Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* - Tezeta Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band* - Tezeta(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA041digital 2021
ATFA042 DJ Black Low - Uwami DJ Black Low Uwami(CD, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA042 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA043 Native Soul (7) - Teenage Dreams Native Soul (7) Teenage Dreams (Album) ATFA043 US 2021 Sell This Version
ATFA044 DJ Black Low - Uwami II DJ Black Low Uwami II(LP, Album, Car) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA044 2022 Sell This Version
ATFA045 Teno Afrika - Where You Are Teno Afrika Where You Are (Album) ATFA045 US 2022 Sell This Version
ATFA028.5 Hailu Mergia - Yegojam Marnesh Hailu Mergia Yegojam Marnesh (7", Single) Awesome Tapes From Africa ATFA028.5 US 2018 Sell This Version
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA #30 Penny Penny - Yogo Yogo Penny Penny Yogo Yogo(LP, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA #30 US 2020 Sell This Version
AWTP29 Papé Nziengui Et Son Groupe* - Kadi Yombo Papé Nziengui Et Son Groupe* Kadi Yombo(Cass, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa AWTP29 US 2021 Sell This Version
BELLA709CD Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama Baloji 137 Avenue Kaniama(CD, Album) Bella Union BELLA709CD UK 2018 Sell This Version
none Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo(10xFile, AAC, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa none 2016
none Sk Kakraba - Songs Of Paapieye Sk Kakraba Songs Of Paapieye(Cass, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa none US 2015 Sell This Version
none Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu Hailu Mergia Lala Belu(CDr, Album, Promo) Awesome Tapes From Africa none 2018 Sell This Version
none Various - Awesome Tapes From Africa Various Awesome Tapes From Africa (Comp) none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Penny Penny - Yogo Yogo Penny Penny Yogo Yogo(Cass, Album) Awesome Tapes From Africa none US 2020 Sell This Version
none Nahawa Doumbia - Kanawa Nahawa Doumbia Kanawa(CDr, Album, Promo) Awesome Tapes From Africa none US 2021 Sell This Version
none Aby Ngana Diop - Liital Aby Ngana Diop Liital(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Jess Sah Bi & Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers Jess Sah Bi & Peter One Jess Sah Bi & Peter One - Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (CDr, Album, Promo) Awesome Tapes From Africa none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Various - Awesome Tapes From Africa 10 Various Awesome Tapes From Africa 10(Cass, Comp) Awesome Tapes From Africa none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Brian Shimkovitz - Africa In Your Earbuds ★17 Brian Shimkovitz Africa In Your Earbuds ★17(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Okayafrica., Awesome Tapes From Africa none US 2012
PCD 17693 Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew Hailu Mergia And The Walias* Hailu Mergia And The Walias* - Tche Belew(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records, Awesome Tapes From Africa PCD 17693 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
SHAN 49 R Penny Penny - Yogo Yogo Penny Penny Yogo Yogo(LP, Album, RE) Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Awesome Tapes From Africa SHAN 49 R US 2020 Sell This Version