This week on U Look Hungry, host Helen Hollyman sits and chats with Brian Shimkovitz, the man behind the rare African music influenced blog/record label “Awesome Tapes from Africa”. Brian explains what brought him to Ghana and compelled him to chronicle, document and share the lo-fi music he found (mostly on cassette tapes) online with music lovers and crate digging junkies. Hear about some of the interesting foods and drinks he came across in his travels and hear what plans are ahead for the record label component of his successful ethnomusical experiment. This program was sponsored by Tekserve.

“I never imagined there would be a way to go on dad’s computer and hear so much crazy art and see so many interesting things.”

–Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes of Africa on U Look Hungry