Tag Archives: Awesome Tapes From Africa

Your Ticket to… 2018 (in 10+ Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2018 (in 10+ Albums)

By now, you’d already know that we don’t like charts, ranks or hierarchies. So, of course, we have compiled a list of our favourite albums of the year (next to songs and videos), but more than a ranking, we prefer to call our choices a “music guide to 2018”. To...
Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz has done a brilliant job over the past seven years or so of bringing new life to legendary artists whose genre-shifting music has often been lost in the sea of modern sounds. One of these prolific musicians is Ethiopian Hailu Mergia, the keyboard and accordion...
Preview: Ata Kak @ Jazz Café (London, 19th April 2017)

Preview: Ata Kak @ Jazz Café (London, 19th April 2017)

A great revival in music is always well received, especially when the artist is as joyous to watch as Ata Kak. Disappearing into near obscurity since the release of underground game changer, Obaa Sima in 1994, Ata’s infectious concoction of leftfield rap, lo-tech house beats and hiplife flavours make for...
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