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We’re pleased to bring you a special weekend edition of our 13 Months of Sunshine party for emerging African dance music! Welcome special guest DJ Brian Shimkovitz, curator of one of our favorite blogs, Awesome Tapes from Africa.
After a stint in Ghana researching the local hip-hop movement, Brooklyn’s Brian Shimkovitz, a trained ethnomusicologist, has accumulated hundreds of cassette tapes of rare african music from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia to Senegal. He has been sharing his bounty through his popular blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, which he takes on the road as a DJ. Expect a trip to the music cultures of an entire continent. Recently, Awesome Tapes From Africa has played high profile events such as, All Tomorrow’s Parties (2010 and 2011), Denmark’s Roskilde festival, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, among others. This past year Shimkovitz hosted a special project at Paris’ prestigious Musee du Quai Branly and curated a night of music from Ghana at Berlin’s Worldtronics festival in December 2011.
Awesome Tapes From Africa is now also a label, with the first release just made available via Secretly Canadian Distribution: the critically acclaimed “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3” is a classic 1982 recording by Mali’s legendary diva, Nâ Hawa Doumbia. In April, Ghanaian contemporary kologo virtuoso Bola’s “Volume 7” release comes out.
“The Awesome Tapes From Africa blog/label imprint does what every great DJ does, winning over a crowd by sheer force of vision.”--SPIN
“Remarkable.”–New York Times