Monday, April 27, 2009

Afro Beat

Awesome Tapes From Africa is a an African music blog with lots of free downloads on a 'click and save to' link.

There is all sorts of stuff here, Senegalese rap, Arabic vocal groups from Morocco, agbadza from Ghana, Zimbabwean afrobeat, and a rather splendidly named gentleman from Nigeria called Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his Miliki Sound, oh yes, I'm going to download that one.

I'm just listening to aforementioned Senegalese rap, a group called Bideew Bou Bess, the sound quality is a bit average, but still, listen, learn, expand your horizons.


  1. The problem here is very low sample rate and some tracks in MONO, I guess to save on bandwidth cost. But if you plug a pair of headphones in, it's not long until you feel OK with the quality.

    I'm playing my way through a couple before dinner...

  2. Ebenezer Obey, he's awesome, just a shame the download is six songs on one mp3.