Simon's Slow Music from Africa

Simon’s Slow Music from Africa Vol. 2 mixtape

At long last, for the true heads who’ve been following Awesome Tapes From Africa for years now. One of my closest homies in the music/life continuum, Simon, has returned with a new mix of personal classics on vinyl. Without further ado, Simon’s Slow Music from Africa mixtape Vol 2.


Lord’s Special – Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Nigeria
La Guinée-Wodi – Orchestre de Kindia (Dirou Band) – Guinea
Yatouloveras – UCAS Band de Sedhiou – Senegal
Teranga – Ouza et Teranga International Band – Senegal
Feresirima – Peacocks International Guitar Band − Nigeria
Na – Djorçon – Guinea-Bissau
Duga – Orchestre Rail Band – Mali
Sigala –  Magatte N’diaye with Star Band de Dakar – Senegal
Touraman – Horoya Band National – Guinea
Sali – Amadou Ballake Traore – Burkina Faso
Ma Penda – Orchestre Bawobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar – Senegal
Footaane – Etoile de Dakar – Senegal
Douga – Quintette Guinéenne – Guinea
Ife Uwa Adi Agwuagwu – Celestine Ukwu – Nigeria
Danaya – Nahawa Doumbia – Mali


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

July 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

never thought there would be a follow-up as the first one from ages ago passes by here once in a while (not that i say here Simon is lazy:). always great someone makes a theme of tracks, looking fwd o hear [slow download, prob. part of the theme? cheerss

January 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I have been loving this mixtape for such a long time now, I am just wondering.. Is there a Vol. 1 as well? Or dare I dream even a Volume 3, 4, 5…?
Keep this up,

Jesús Graciáreply
January 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

This blog is absolutely fantastic. Thanks a million for this awesome music.

February 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm

I’ve listened to this hundreds of times now! FANTASTIC!

February 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm

I fell in love with this mixtape. Such great music!
Thank you!

ash bashreply
March 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

Just downloading this…big fan. Just realised I missed an ATFA gig in Auckland this weekend! Dang!! Mucho gracias for download. deep bow..A

Michael Treply
June 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I’m having problem downloading Vol.1 on sendspace…please help. This one is too excellent!

Deirdre Sreply
June 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm
– In reply to: Michael T

I downloaded a zip file of Vol. 1 from sendspace and could not download either. Today I went back on and noticed they have taken the download option off of sendspace and left a note saying they are trying to fix something…

So I am waiting to be able to download Vol. 1 as well!


What… Great… Music!

June 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm
– In reply to: Michael T

yeah love this….love a hook up with Volume 1 if it can be tracked down…cant seem to find it although there are references to it!! ATFA are magic! Simon is one of the key players/producers from ATFA I presumed!!

Melvyn Hicksreply
January 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

Lovely selection. There is an error that I know of though:

Yatouloveras – UCAS Band de Sedhiou – Senegal is in fact:
Regret (Mome Boufigneuve) – UCAS Band de Sedhiou – Senegal
I have this record and so am sure of this.

January 21, 2019 at 9:50 am

Hiya, any chance you could fix the download link please? I’d love to be able to hear this mixtape. Thank you.

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