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    Charles Ouobraogo

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    Prince Khonjo, Binadamu Hatosheki

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    Arwiha and Ouled Sherif

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Awesome Tapes from Africa

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

Brian Shimkovitz, a one-time New York publicist, has spent the last six years populating Awesome Tapes from Africa, a treasure trove of cassette-based musical excitement featuring some of the most obscure African musicians you’ve never heard of. With excitable charm, Shimkovitz shares the music itself, hilarious personal insight, and (as the slideshow reveals) all accompanying cassette tape artwork. Lucky, lucky us.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.