awesome tapes from africa

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I forgot how good this blog is. Has there been any chat about Francis Bebey's 'African Electronic Music 1975-1982' anywhere on here?

mmmm, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i think 69 always used to play some bebey on his KUSF show, with some other stuff not a million miles away. worth checking for tips.

blossom smulch (schlump), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I was enjoying the Bebey comp until I got to the song where he goes on about beating his wife for not obeying him :(

This is a great recent Awesome Tape:

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I heard him play his cassettes live a little while back in W. DC. It was great. He has a label now, that has re-released two tapes.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't get on this site at work. Any idea why "Websense SEX is filtered?"

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I need to catch up on the site a bit too. The Kweysha Seta tape he posted Jan 6, 2011, is a favorite. Just alien, wild. Highly highly recommend.

andrew m., Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:28 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this sounds...awesome

The next Awesome Tapes From Africa LP release is by Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia's beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered and will be available June 25 on LP/CD/MP3/C60.

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:54 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

ATFA event in Toronto got cancelled after accusations of racism for all-white DJ line-up

Story about the cancellation:

Response from the organizer, dude who runs the DIY venue and was to be one of the DJ's:

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 21:13 (three years ago) Permalink

hmm, i'm curious what people here think of all this.

espring (amateurist), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

the last graf of that blog post seems like a desperate non-sequitir to me

espring (amateurist), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Both the article and the response get pretty muddled, but I think there's actually lots to think about with this. It's too bad it's so hard for people to talk about race.

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 21:33 (three years ago) Permalink

ATFA event in Toronto got cancelled after accusations of racism for all-white DJ line-up

― brio, Friday, March 28, 2014 2:13 PM (35 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my only response seeing this is lol

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

incidentally, i'm going to a thing tonight where mr. awesome tapes is dj'ing.

the pursuit of ha'pennies (get bent), Friday, 28 March 2014 22:29 (three years ago) Permalink

this actually would all have been solved had they advertised it as "mr. awesome tapes is back"

espring (amateurist), Saturday, 29 March 2014 02:39 (three years ago) Permalink

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