Awesome Tapes From Africa tickets and 2019 tour dates

6 upcoming events

5 previous events

3 tracking this

upcoming events

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Brave New World

Roundhouse in London

Saturday 22nd June

cancelled

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We Out Here Festival

Grange Farm in Abbots Ripton

Thursday 15th August

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Moovin Festival 2019

Whitebottom Farm in Stockport

Friday 23rd August

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Maiden Voyage Festival

Three Mills Island in London

Sunday 25th August

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Dimensions Festival 2019

Fort Punta Christo in Pula

Wednesday 28th August

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Nova Batida 2019

Village Underground in Lisbon

Friday 13th September

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upcoming festivals

We Out Here

We Out Here

Near Peterborough

15th - 18th Aug 2019

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We Out Here

Near Peterborough

15th - 18th Aug 2019

No age restrictions

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Moovin Festival

Moovin Festival

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Near Stockport

23rd - 25th Aug 2019

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Moovin Festival

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Near Stockport

23rd - 25th Aug 2019

Minimum Age: 18

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Dimensions Festival

Dimensions Festival

Fort Punto Christo, Pula, Croatia

28th August - 1st Sep 2019

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Dimensions Festival

Fort Punto Christo, Pula, Croatia

28th August - 1st Sep 2019

Minimum Age: 18

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Nova Batida

Nova Batida

Various Venues, Lisbon

13th - 15th Sep 2019

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Nova Batida

Various Venues, Lisbon

13th - 15th Sep 2019

Minimum Age: 18

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Biography

Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana, 2006 when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region. Street vendors hawked bootlegged West African recordings in myriad genres, from highlife to African disco, old left-field soul to curious local pop. When he returned to his native Brooklyn, New York, he launched a blog to share his experiences, and the Awesome Tapes From Africa project was born.

Since then, he has travelled back and forth numerous times to various parts of Africa, soaking up the different musical influences, and buying collecting cassettes on his travels. In 2011 ATFA developed into a critically acclaimed vinyl label, re-releasing records by African artists such as Bola, Dur-Dur Band, Hailu Mergia and recently, Penny Penny. The label plays an essential role in furthering Brian’s mission to build an international audience for African music through touring and re-issues.

Drawing on his vast African cassette archive—which includes highlife, fuji, benga, tsonga disco, soukous, hip-hop, rhumba and ethio-soul, among countless other genres—his role now combines that of educator, promoter and selector, finding him DJ across the world at festivals, clubs, museums and cultural spaces. HIs DJ sets on twin tape decks explore deep, regional sounds using analog-anchored agility not heard/seen anywhere else.

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