Awesome Tapes From Africa Launches New Label


Good news for all of us drum fiends who are digging the cassette-based revival of obscure, but undoubtedly influential African sounds brilliantly curated by NYC’s Brian Shimkovitz…

via Altered Zones

After five years of spreading world music to the masses, Awesome Tapes From Africa is finally launching a label. Starting this October, ATFA will re-issue select recordings to hold in your very own hands. Kicking off with an album from Malian singer Nâ Hawa Doumbia called La Grande Contatrice Malienne Vol 3, the label plans to distribute LP, CD, and MP3 formats via SC Distribution– with 50% of the profits going to the artists (yes!).

{MP3} Nahawa Doumbia – “Banani”

And if you get the chance, be sure to check out one of his rad live DJ sets.

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