July 1, 2012

Websites for African Music

Here are some websites dedicated to African music:

Awesome Tapes from Africa is both a blog and a record label - visit it at http://www.awesometapes.com and read an interview with its creator at http://www.popnihil.com/2012/04/02/library-journal-awesome-tapes-from-africa

Sahel Sound focuses on music in West Africa, particularly in the Sahel region of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, and Niger. It is available at http://sahelsounds.com

Voice of America has a website, African Music Treasures, at http://blogs.voanews.com/african-music-treasures

Podomatic has a site with vintage music from around the world; an H-AFRICA listserv user says that a third to half of the content is African: http://ethnomusic.podomatic.com

Another world music site with a lot of African music is Excavated Shellac: http://excavatedshellac.com

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