Awesome Tapes From Africa


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    Brian Shimkovitz
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    United States of America
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  • Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region. Street vendors hawked West African recordings in myriad genres, from highlife to African disco, old left-field soul to curious local pop...
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  • 30 Jun 2015

    We present a flavour of this year's festival with video performances from Run The Jewels, QT, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Bok Bok, Hailu Mergia and Shanti Celeste.
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    • Fri, 10 Jun

      Polifonic Festival Milano

      Adiel, Axel Boman, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Barbara Boeing, Bianca Lexis, Dasha Rush, DJ Tennis, Francesco Del Garda, Futuro Tropicale, Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Dirty Channels, Eternal Love, Jeff Mills, Jolly Mare, Jonny Rock, Hyperaktivist, Hiver, Katatonic Silentio, Kléo, Lakuti, Lumiere, Nicola Mazzetti, Paramida, Palms Trax, Riccardo BHI, Rosa Calix, Seth Troxler, Simone de Kunovich, Surgeon, Woody92

    • Fri, 10 Jun

      Polifonic Festival Milano

      Adiel, Axel Boman, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Barbara Boeing, Bianca Lexis, Dasha Rush, DJ Tennis, Francesco Del Garda, Futuro Tropicale, Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Dirty Channels, Eternal Love, Jeff Mills, Jolly Mare, Jonny Rock, Hyperaktivist, Hiver, Katatonic Silentio, Kléo, Lakuti, Lumiere, Nicola Mazzetti, Paramida, Palms Trax, Riccardo BHI, Rosa Calix, Seth Troxler, Simone de Kunovich, Surgeon, Woody92

    RA Pick
    • Thu, 2 Jun

      GALA '22

      Goldie, Gilles Peterson, Roman Flügel, DJ Harvey, A Guy Called Gerald, Move D, Lakuti, Tama Sumo, Gerd Janson, Marcellus Pittman, Hunee, Cormac, Session Victim, Horse Meat Disco, Little Dragon, Antal, Jamie Bull, Josey Rebelle, DJ Tennis, Jamie 3:26, Damiano von Erckert, Job Jobse, Bradley Zero, Shanti Celeste, Bleaching Agent, Palms Trax, Shy One, Michelle Manetti, Jeremy Underground, Dan Shake, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hidden Spheres, Pender Street Steppers, Parris, Artwork, Courtesy, Nu Genea, Soichi Terada, Paula Tape, Powder, Charlie Bones, Secretsundaze, Brian Not Brian, Yen Sung, Gina Breeze, Mafalda, No Plastic, anu, Lauren Hansom, iona, Shannen SP, RAW SILK, Z Lovecraft, The Colours That Rise, Leroy Burgess, Donna Leake, Ambient Babestation Meltdown, Danielle, Ruby Savage, Flo Dill, Nubya Garcia, Tereza, Joe Armon-Jones, Zakia, Children of Zeus, Gabrielle Kwarteng, OK Williams, Kokoroko, LMajor, Jlte, Decibella, Off The Meds, Tarzsa, NIKS, Eich, Saachi, Riva, Amaliah, Nia Archives, 404 eros, Huna, Mansur Brown
      One of London's best festivals returns to Peckham Rye Park with another who's who of house, techno, disco, jazz and soul talent. DJ Harvey, A Guy Called Gerald and Nubya Garcia are just three of many highlights.

    RA Pick
    • Thu, 2 Jun

      GALA '22

      Goldie, Gilles Peterson, Roman Flügel, DJ Harvey, A Guy Called Gerald, Move D, Lakuti, Tama Sumo, Gerd Janson, Marcellus Pittman, Hunee, Cormac, Session Victim, Horse Meat Disco, Little Dragon, Antal, Jamie Bull, Josey Rebelle, DJ Tennis, Jamie 3:26, Damiano von Erckert, Job Jobse, Bradley Zero, Shanti Celeste, Bleaching Agent, Palms Trax, Shy One, Michelle Manetti, Jeremy Underground, Dan Shake, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hidden Spheres, Pender Street Steppers, Parris, Artwork, Courtesy, Nu Genea, Soichi Terada, Paula Tape, Powder, Charlie Bones, Secretsundaze, Brian Not Brian, Yen Sung, Gina Breeze, Mafalda, No Plastic, anu, Lauren Hansom, iona, Shannen SP, RAW SILK, Z Lovecraft, The Colours That Rise, Leroy Burgess, Donna Leake, Ambient Babestation Meltdown, Danielle, Ruby Savage, Flo Dill, Nubya Garcia, Tereza, Joe Armon-Jones, Zakia, Children of Zeus, Gabrielle Kwarteng, OK Williams, Kokoroko, LMajor, Jlte, Decibella, Off The Meds, Tarzsa, NIKS, Eich, Saachi, Riva, Amaliah, Nia Archives, 404 eros, Huna, Mansur Brown
      One of London's best festivals returns to Peckham Rye Park with another who's who of house, techno, disco, jazz and soul talent. DJ Harvey, A Guy Called Gerald and Nubya Garcia are just three of many highlights.