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Obaa Sima
Artist
Ata Kak
ReleaseProduct
Obaa Sima
Label
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Catalogue Number
ATFA014cd
Release Date
March 2015
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It might just be the biggest success in Brian Shimkovitz’ quest for musical gold: more than twelve years after buying his copy of the original cassette in Cape Coast, Ghana, he finally managed to track down Ata Kak, the very Ghanaian musician whose “Obaa Sima” he dedicated his first Awesome Tapes From Africa blog post to in 2006. Because the master tapes had already disintegrated, Shimkovitz used his personal copy of the tape, as the source for the much demanded reissue. Ata Kak, real name Yaw Atta-Owusu, recorded the album in Toronto in 1994, after living for a while in Germany playing in reggae cover bands, and sent the album to get manufactured in Ghana creating around 50 cassettes of Obaa Sima. This incredible recording traces his global experience, combining his Ghanaian roots in the form of highlife with techno beats and funk guitars, creating a timeless release that sounds as extraordinary and as it did over 20 years ago.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Obaa Sima Ata Kak 5:38 Buy
  2. 2 Moma Yendodo Ata Kak 5:32 Buy
  3. 3 Adagya Ata Kak 4:54 Buy
  4. 4 Medofo Ata Kak 2:49 Buy
  5. 5 Daa Nyinaa Ata Kak 6:07 Buy
  6. 6 Yemmpa Aba Ata Kak 4:30 Buy
  7. 7 Bome Nnwom Ata Kak 5:26 Buy

Ata Kak

Awesome Tapes From Africa

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1990s

Vinyl Reissue

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