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    Prolong your Summer with the Heartbeats mixtape!

    Brian Shimkovitz, the person behind Awesome Tapes From Africa, has compiled a mixtape that is sure to prolong your Summer! It consists of musical gems which are hard-to-find for audiences outside of Africa. Enjoy!


    ‘Heartbeats’ By Awesome Tapes From Africa by Heartbeats


    1. 1. Francis Bebey - Bissau
    2. 2. Bill Diakhou - Gorgui
    3. 3. Souley Kante - Kudugu
    4. 4. Penny Penny - Shichangani
    5. 5. Ibro Diabate - Kéré Wali Gbaka
    6. 6. Alhaji K Frimpong - Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
    1. 7. Karamoko Keita - Niame
    2. 8. Ogene - Onwere
    3. 9. Omar Knitri
    4. 10. Ramata Diakite - Aye Yafama
    5. 11. MC Mabasa

    About Awesome Tapes From Africa

    Using a hefty stock of cassette tapes acquired while studying hip-hop in Ghana in 2004-2005, Brian Shimkovitz launched Awesome Tapes from Africa (ATFA) in 2006. ATFA is first and foremost a blog devoted to sharing these hard-to-find musical gems with audiences outside of Africa. ATFA has music you won’t easily find anywhere else - except, perhaps in its region of origin.

    After five years of spreading world music to the masses, ATFA is launching a label. Starting this October, ATFA will re-issue select recordings. Kicking off with an album from Malian singer Nâ Hawa Doumbia called La Grande Contatrice Malienne Vol 3, ATFA plans to distribute LP, CD, and MP3 formats via SC Distribution - with 50% of profits going to the artists (!!!).