Afropop Classic January 22, 2015
Sub-Saharan Cassette Shopping
We take you back in time with this deliciously retro episode. When cassette tapes hit Africa, they hit hard, offering a whole spectrum of musicians access to recording for the first time. And they really took advantage of it! In this show, Georges Collinet shares some of the finest of these sounds, mixing smoking South African pop, astounding mbalax, and much, much more. For a more current take on cassette sounds, check out some of our coverage of Sahel Sounds.