Ata Kak's tape from 1994 Obaa Sima was made in Canada and released in Ghana

Ata Kak “Obaa Sima” out March 3, 2015

Best news ever, never thought I’d be saying this:

After many years of searching and many months of preparation, Ata Ka’s Obaa Sima, the very nexus of this Awesome Tapes From Africa thing, comes out on LP, CD, MP3 and Limited Edition Tape on March 3, 2015 worldwide. Ata Kak is very excited that everyone is into his music and he has given ATFA his blessing to push forth with this release packed with archival photos and exclusive biographical information. More details soon.

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January 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Great news

Richard Lreply
January 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Top News

Mike D.reply
January 9, 2015 at 2:40 am

So super stoked about this release!! Bravo.

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Frank LTreply
April 27, 2015 at 7:51 am

only just heard the BBC World Service story about the quest to get this published… Amazing!! & now I find ATFA has sold out!! Any chance of another release??

Fascinating story by an amazing artist! all power to his elbow :)

Brian Shimkovitzreply
April 27, 2015 at 7:59 am
– In reply to: Frank LT

only the cassette is sold out, you can get the cd or LP at most shops. thanks!

Frank LTreply
April 27, 2015 at 8:10 am
– In reply to: Brian Shimkovitz

Thanks – I’ll set my wife on it right now for my birthday pressie..



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March 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

(“Therefore, a download is included so everyone can hear both versions”)

I bought the Ata Kak Lp. In the liner notes the note that mentioned above seems to suggest the download code is for a copy of the record at the original speed.

I am just wondering if that is what I received when I downloaded it. The files are marked “AtaKakFast-M1”, and I am having a hard time noticing the difference in pitch from the original. Could you confirm that “AtaKakFast-M1” files are indeed the intended and slower pitch?

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