Awesome Tapes From Africa

Ed Tucker Reader Find

By Ed Tucker in Cool Websites on Tuesday 8 November 2011

I love African music, and, as you’d expect, there’s an awful lot that goes totally unheard if you live somewhere like England. The Awesome Tapes From Africa website helps to redress the balance. There’s heaps of music streamed and downloadable.

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Aziz Sahmaoui’s new album: University of Gnawa

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Music on Thursday 21 April 2011

University of Gnawa is the title of the first album from Aziz Sahmaoui, a musician living and working in Paris. He mixes beats from Senegal and Morocco with Gnawa Trance, in the process creating something entirely new.

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Onipa Nua

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 25 September 2009

I’m totally addicted to a tape I downloaded from Awesome Tapes from Africa by Onipa Nua. The Ghanan street musician has since passed away, but hopefully he’s somewhere smiling knowing that his tunes make me smile as well.

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