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"Those of you who've been following Awesome Tapes From Africa the blog and/or DJ sets might be aware of my nagging obsession with South African singer and mid-school Tsonga disco [Shangaan disco] superstar Penny Penny. Thanks to Wills and Tshepong, longtime friends who ...
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"Those of you who've been following Awesome Tapes From Africa the blog and/or DJ sets might be aware of my nagging obsession with South African singer and mid-school Tsonga disco [Shangaan disco] superstar Penny Penny. Thanks to Wills and Tshepong, longtime friends who ...
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"HAILU MERGIA is a one-man band. In 1985 master accordionist and veteran bandleader/arranger/keyboardist released the "Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument cassette". In a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth, MERGIA gave ...
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"HAILU MERGIA is a one-man band. In 1985 master accordionist and veteran bandleader/arranger/keyboardist released the "Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument cassette". In a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth, MERGIA gave ...
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"Awesome Tapes from Africa reissues the 1987 cassette release from Mogadishu's Dur-Dur Band. Dur-Dur Band were one of the leaders of Mogadishu's musical community, fusing elements of traditional Somali music with Western jazz and pop vibes and adding in a dash of Middle ...
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BOLA - VOLUME 7 (2LP)

"His bold fury stems from the kologo (a two-stringed lute with a calabash gourd resonator) and Frafra language vocals, emitted in raspy bursts. Although he employs a traditional instrument and the age-old mode of griot story-telling, Bola embraces elements of ...
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BOLA - VOLUME 7 (CD)

"His bold fury stems from the kologo (a two-stringed lute with a calabash gourd resonator) and Frafra language vocals, emitted in raspy bursts. Although he employs a traditional instrument and the age-old mode of griot story-telling, Bola embraces elements of ...
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"This early recording - made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 - captures the dualities inherent in Dcoubmia's music from early on: a stripped down, raw backdrop supported by warm sonics; feminist expressions of social issues imparted through stark refrains." (label info)
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