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Work / Music

Awesome Tapes from Africa

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.