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Awesome Tapes From Africa New Zealand Tour Dates

This month Brian Shimkovitz brings the Awesome Tapes From Africa cassette tape DJ set experience to New Zealand through three shows in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington, and an appearance at the 2014 edition of Splore Festival.

A true ethnomusicologist, Brian Shimkovitz' started the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog in 2006 to encourage outsiders’ appreciation of the breadth of musical subcultures in Africa which he discovered whilst travelling there.

Brian has played an important role in promoting access to African music outside the continent. The blog acts as a constant source of inspiration - providing undiscovered gems which are offered on the site as free downloads.

In 2011 ATFA developed into a critically acclaimed vinyl label, re-releasing records by African artists such as Bola, Dur-Dur Band,Hailu Mergia and Penny Penny. The label plays an essential role in furthering Brian's mission to build an international audience for African music through touring and re-issues.

Drawing on his vast African cassette archive—which includes highlife, fuji, benga, tsonga disco, soukous, hip-hop, rhumba and ethio-soul, among countless other genres—his role now combines that of educator, promoter and selector, finding him DJ across the world at festivals, clubs, museums and cultural spaces. HIs DJ sets on twin tape decks explore deep, regional sounds using analog-anchored agility not heard/seen anywhere else.

If you have a spare afternoon - lose yourself in the extensive archive found on the blog:

www.awesometapes.com

Awesome Tapes From Africa | New Zealand Tour Dates | Feb 2014

Sat 15 Feb, Splore Festival, Auckland

Thu 20 Feb, Golden Dawn, Auckland, w/ DJ Uncle Barnie, 8pm start, $5 entry

Fri 21 Feb, Queens Bar, Dunedin, w/ Booof, David James and Dave Solo (Awesome Tapes From Aotearoa set), 9pm start, free entry with 2014 Radio Onecard, $10 without.

Sat 22 Feb, Mighty Mighty Bar, Wellington, 9.30pm start, ATFA onstage 10.30pm, $10 entry

ENDS

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