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Audio: Awesome Tapes From Africa's Exberliner Mix


Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes From Africa has put together a mixtape for German magazine Exberliner's September issue Africa In Berlin. Despite some of the articles seeming a bit eye-brow raising — "Jungle Fever? Or Just Lonely?" is one example of a featured piece's title — Awesome Tapes' mix is a stellar crop of the vintage cassettes we've come to know through his blog. The mix starts with the almost confusingly complex percussion from Ndiogou Seck but then eases into a slew of upbeat/dance tracks from Yvonne Chaka ChakaOrchestre Régional de Ségou and others. Stream and download it below. We'll hold off judgment on the magazine until we actually get our hands on a copy.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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