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06Apr
Ata Kak
8:30 PM - 11:59 PM Empty Bottle
Date: April 06, 2020 to April 06, 2020
Where: Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60622
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Ata Kak

ATA KAK's music has been a legend on the internet since Awesome Tapes From Africa made the mysterious Ghanaian singer/rapper's tape its very first blog post. ATA KAK's 'Obaa Sima' cassette fell on deaf ears when it was first self-released in Ghana in 1994 but when American musicologist Brian Shimkovitz stumbled upon the tape at a street stall in Cape Coast, Ghana eight years later it became the stimulus for him to launch his Awesome Tapes from Africa blog, writing in his inaugural post: "This is it. The song is called 'Moma Yendodo.' You may never hear anything like this elsewhere. No one I know in Ghana listens to this frenetic leftfield rap madness." The auteur's left-field highlife-hip-house creation is one of the more joyous sounds out there.

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