This latest reissue from Awesome Tapes From Africa is the whole reason for founder Brian Shimkovitz starting the blog and the label that grew out of it. Some 13 years ago, Shimkovitz stumbled across a cassette copy of Obaa Sima whilst travelling Ghana and his love for Ata Kak's music lead to the foundation of the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog and the commencement of a long running effort to track down the Ghanaian musician. Some four years after ATFA became a label, Shimkovitz finally tracked down the musician, real name Yaw Atta-Owusu, and was granted permission to reissue Obaa Sima, using the second hand tape purchased in Ghana as the source. The seven tracks on this LP are a winning tinny combination of highlife, rap, pop, and more with "Daa Nyinaa" sounding like a cover version of William De Vaughn's "Be Thankful For What You've Got".
Alexis Le-Tan, Charles Maurice, JimmyTheTwin, AfroBase (Radio Chart), Ionik (Traveller Records, KGS), Adam Isbell -Racubah Sound System, NightMoves, Dj SoFa, Funky Bompa, In Flagranti, Afro Beat Foundation, I Love Disco!, Bastien Carrara, Fulbert, Juno Recommends International, Africa Seven
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