Awesome Tapes from Africa (DJ set)

Friday, November 20
9:00 pm


30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217



After spending time in Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship for ethnomusicology, Brian Shimkovitz brought back huge collections of tapes. After sitting in his Brooklyn apartment trying to figure out what to do with them, he thought that he should share them by creating the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, which has become a phenomena unto itself. The blog sheds light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent, attracting tens of thousands of visitors a month. As a DJ, Shimkovitz brings the blog to life with 2-3 hour sets blending folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems, and hip-hop bangers he’s collected on African marketplace finds.

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This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Global Local Series. Presented in conjunction with BAM.

This event is a combination of seated and standing room. We recommend arriving early to ensure seating if you wish to sit during the performance