[Music] Awesome Tapes From Africa: Aïcha Tachinwite

Awesome Tapes From Africa has been releasing some utterly amazing music from all over the Continent, but it got its start as a blog sharing tapes that would otherwise never have exposure in the West. This particular tape features Moroccan Berber singer Aïcha Tachinwite (also transliterated as Tachinouite), a fine recording of disco-influenced Arabic music.  […]

[Music] Bargou 08 – Targ

There seems to be an explosion of bands from the Tuareg regions and North Africa in general these days. Bargou 08 hail from the Tunisian side of the Bargou Valley region which sits on the border with Algeria. They are a modernized version of local traditional music, from what I understand. Very impressive.