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Awesome Tapes from Africa

July 14, 2007

I don’t know how you feel about African music, but I kind of like it.  Problem is, there aren’t too many sources of African music here in the States – you kind of have to rely upon compilers and documentarians to help you out. 

Well look no further.  “Thursdayborn” has two blogs up and running these days.  One, The Hiplife Complex, features videos and commentary while the other, Awesome Tapes from Africa, is a compendium of mp3 files made from cassettes purchased from the marketplaces of places like Accra. As I type this, I am listening to the sweet sounds and complex rhythms of Super Mazembe.  Awesome!  (thursdayborn is right, these tapes are AWESOME and they are, after all, from AFRICA, so I guess he named the blog correctly).

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