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Ephat Mujuru: the mbira master reissued by Awesome Tapes from Africa
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Ephat Mujuru: the mbira master reissued by Awesome Tapes from Africa

The label has announced a reissue of Mbavaira, the second album by Zimbabwean singer Ephat Mujuru and his band, Spirit of the People, who acted as witnesses to the independence struggle of their country. Awesome Tapes […]

Awesome Tapes From Africa releases rare album by Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band
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Awesome Tapes From Africa releases rare album by Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band

The legendary Ethiopian artist has announced this re-release of his album Tezeta, first released on cassette in 1975. Since the beginning of the 70s, the Walias Band has been a group of avant-garde musicians whose […]

Amapiano Selections: Teno Afrika’s debut on Awesome Tapes from Africa
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Amapiano Selections: Teno Afrika’s debut on Awesome Tapes from Africa

On his first album, Teno Afrika traces the seedlings of the electronic music movement in South Africa, the amapiano. “Storytellers,” featuring Diego Don, is his first single. Long considered a hybrid subgenre of house music, […]

Nahawa Doumbia announces new album on Awesome Tapes From Africa
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Nahawa Doumbia announces new album on Awesome Tapes From Africa

“Leaving is not the only solution,” says the Wassoulou legendary singer to the Malian youth. Nahawa Doumbia will release her new album this fall on Awesome Tapes From Africa, Kanawa (don’t go). The meaning of […]

Awesome Tapes from Africa reissues Penny Penny’s second album
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Awesome Tapes from Africa reissues Penny Penny's second album

The American label reissues Yogo Yogo, the second album of the “Shangaan Disco King” released in 1996.

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Awesome Tapes From Africa to release album from Antoinette Konan, the Queen of the Ahoko
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Awesome Tapes From Africa to release album from Antoinette Konan, the Queen of the Ahoko

Awesome Tapes From Africa reissues visionary Antoinette Konan’s eponymous album. Known as the “Queen of the Ahoko” among Ivorians, Konan single-handedly put the central-Ivorian instrument on the map when she gave it a 20th-century re-introduction. The […]

Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing classic album from Ethiopian icon Asnakech Worku
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Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing classic album from Ethiopian icon Asnakech Worku

An album made with veteran Hailu Mergia. This week, Awesome Tapes From Africa reissues Asnakech, a famous album from musician, dancer and actress Asnakech Worku. This recording is a nearly-forgotten artifact of the remarkable icon’s singular legacy, remastered and available […]

Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm
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Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm

Awesome Tapes From Africa reissues Professor Rhythm’s Funky dance music album Bafana Banfana, a masterpiece album of Kwaito. Via The Vinyl Factory Professor Rhythm is an alias of Thami Mduli, a prolific musician and producer […]