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Awesome Tapes From Africa

Ata Kak ‎– Obaa Sima

$45.00

Awesome Tapes From Africa

Ata Kak ‎– Obaa Sima

$45.00

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A Ghanaian highlife singer gone horribly right, Ata Kak is a visionary. He spits serious rhymes, waxes romantic, and issues lo-fi digital quick-shrieks, listen specifically to the chorus of “Moma Yendodo.”

I posted this tape earlier, but these songs are so ridiculously sweet, I invite you to listen (again). Here you’ve got the comeplete “Moma Yendodo” (the first time I posted it was not the entire track).

It sounds so home-made funky yet spooky, like a warped Prince protege from Africa by way of 1986 Chicago. - Awesome Tapes from Africa

"Obaa Sima represents a nascent, rugged form of Ghanian pop-dance. Built upon secondhand drum-machine rhythms and built-in synth sounds, Ata Kak's original DAT had become so degraded over the years that Shimkovitz was forced to rely on his own cassette copy for the official release. It also turns out the original tracks had been sped up by Owusu in post-production, giving the music a giddy helium-like quality. If anything, these factors only add to the lo-fi strangeness of this short album.” – The Quietus

Item description:

Artist:

Ata Kak

Title:

Obaa Sima

Label:

Awesome Tapes From Africa

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

USA

Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original - 1994

Genre:

Electronic, Funk/Soul

Style:

House, Hip-House

Catalog No:

ATFA014

Condition:

New