So it turns out Paris is a mecca for Awesome Tapes from Africa. There are shops selling North and West African music all over the place.
It also turns out I didn’t need to go all the way to France to find this tape for sale: you can purchase it at iTunes. Considering how bananas this recording of laid back, exquisitely performed Pulaar instrumental ensemble music is….
Playing African tapes in Germany and France last couple weeks was great fun, I met so many enthusiastic and knowledge people. And many of them fucking dance. Thanks to everyone for helping make it a big success.
Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set with Sonido Chichadelico and my boy Professor DJ Rainstick via Cool Places Soundsystem at Zebulon in Williamsburg this Saturday, June 19 10pm-4am, free. Examine the flier Tony made, at your own risk.
Teddungal Abdul Aata