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Brian Shimkovitz, Awesome Tapes From Africa

Brian Shimkovitz speaks with Elliot Stapleton about his blog Awesome
Tapes from Africa
, where Brian
answers the age old question, "What should I do with all my tapes from
Africa?" Answer: post them online for all to hear. Brian tells us of
how he first became interested in the music of Ghana, which in turn
lead him to study there, amassing tapes from all over Africa along the
way. We hear his thoughts on the "World Music" brand, loyal fans and the
problems with ethnomusicology. That as well as some truly awesome
tapes (24 minutes).


Sound the Alarm


Elliot Stapleton lives deep in the dirty trenches of sound, occasionally emerging to talk about it.