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Old 05-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone else check out this amazing blog?

Awesome Tapes from Africa

current post is Moroccan

others vary widely in source and style. I like about 1/2 to 3/4 of what gets posted but it never fails to at least be interesting and usually of very high quality (not sound quality, which leans toward low-fi cassette - but musical quality, even if not to taste)
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting blog. There seems to be so much stuff on there and no doubt a lot of crap but a rummage around might unearth a few gems.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's pretty awesome. I'll have to really dig through that sometime.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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does anyone else check out this amazing blog?

Awesome Tapes from Africa

current post is Moroccan

others vary widely in source and style. I like about 1/2 to 3/4 of what gets posted but it never fails to at least be interesting and usually of very high quality (not sound quality, which leans toward low-fi cassette - but musical quality, even if not to taste)
Hi, 5-Track,
Thanks for mentioning the Awesome Tapes from Africa! I was not aware of this blog before. I've done international dancing since I was 5, and we often have songs from all over the world that sound like many of the ones on this blog. My impression is that a lot of folk songs from around the world are often combined with dancing. If you want to experience some of these songs to their fullest, I recommend you visit a local international folk dance group, if you have not done so already: dancing to music like this (like the Moroccan music) is even more engrossing than simply listening, I feel.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very interesting link there - I'll go through it with a fine-tooth comb a bit later.

There's a similar kind of site to this which I haven't been on in years, I think it's called Calabash Music, which is good for legal downloads and such. It's laid out in a much more orderly way too. At least I think it's still online anyhow.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ATFA is a superb blog, download everything you can from it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Truly an amazing blog! I now desperately want to get my greedy hands on some of this, especially the unnamed first artist! Thanks a million and more for the tip. =D Tell me if you find any up's pretty please!
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I thought Id just mega necro bump this thread from 2009 because the link, the site, the music is still there, and its a goldmine of obscure music. I dont suppose many of us have or will browse through a secondhand record shop in Africa, but this website at least gives us a hygienic armchair taste of what we might find there.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for this bump, this is great.
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