Amy's Archive: Sudan Sessions - Awesome Tapes From Africa - Brian Interview Fri, 2019-03-15 15:42
The first episodes of Sudan Sessions played through two cassettes that were found in a warehouse in Cairo. Cassettes may be something unique in a world of spotify and downloads but they are nothing new to the lovers and collectors of African music.
In this episode, Amy interviews Brian Shimkovitz, the previous blogger and now record company owner of Awesome Tapes from Africa. They discuss the in’s and out of DJ-ing tapes, the truths about record digging, and more so, the issues concerning authenticity, colonialism and so-called identity politics.
Penny Penny – Shichangani – 1994 south africa
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One — Apartheid – 1980’S IVORY COAST
Bola – Burilbunbol Suma – fra fra Ghana
ATA KAK – OBAA SIMA – Ghana
Produced by Sophie Darling