CAMA ATK and Moon Gramophone have teamed up to present a cassette-DJ set on Saturday Mar. 7 from the highly-in-demand Awesome Tapes From Africa
Started by DJ and producer, Brian Shimkovitz, as “a way to make artifacts available from the cassette based music economy [he has] encountered around Africa,” the collection of music rarely found beyond the borders of Africa has developed from a blog into a commercial record label.
As Shimkovitz said in a 2012 interview with Wire, the blog has led to “artists featured on [his] site, whose music has been freely downloadable, [gaining] pockets of fans outside Africa.”
Armed with a suitcase full of highlife, fuji, benga, tsonga disco, soukous, hip-hop, rhumba and ethio-soul cassette tapes sourced on trips travelling across the African continent, expect Shimkovitz’s DJ set to epitomize the fun and vibrant spirit at the heart of any great party.
Awesome Tapes from Africa will be at CAMA ATK, 73 Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi on Mar. 7. Tickets cost VND80,000 (advance) or VND120,000 (on the door). For more info go to awesometapes.com or soundcloud.com/awesometapesfromafrica.