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Teno Afrika announces new EP Where You Are
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Teno Afrika announces new EP Where You Are

The young prodigy’s upcoming project, released via Awesome Tapes From Africa, will aim big while staying true to amapiano’s DIY essence.   Teno Afrika’s 2020 debut Amapiano Selections drew an international wave of support sparked by […]

PAM Club: Teno Afrika’s amapiano picks
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PAM Club: Teno Afrika's amapiano picks

On the road to take on the world, young DJ and producer Teno Afrika adds his name to the PAM Club hall of fame with a refined amapiano set. A must listen.

Pretoria’s Native Soul channel Teenage Dreams on debut album
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Pretoria’s Native Soul channel Teenage Dreams on debut album

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s new signees announce their first project, an electronic “journey through 2020’s bizarre mindscape.”  In South African slang, “ma2000” is a term used to describe young people who were born after the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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.

Ethio-jazz veteran Hailu Mergia announces new album and shares new songs
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Ethio‑jazz veteran Hailu Mergia announces new album and shares new songs

Ethio-jazz veteran Hailu Mergia has been brought back to life by the label Awesome Tapes From Africa. He returns on the same label with a new album, Yene Mircha. It’s been a long, winding road to […]

DJ Katapila retraces his journey in eponymous short documentary
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DJ Katapila retraces his journey in eponymous short documentary

The unmistakably original artist is the subject of a documentary on his musical journey. From a young age, Ishmael Abbey was a beloved local DJ in Accra, Ghana’s competitive and rapidly-evolving music galaxy. Katapila brought Ghana’s […]