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Past Event Sound Series: Ata Kak with special guest DJ Pandemic Pete

A person wearing a black t-shit and dark sunglasses is singing on a stage. There is a microphone stand in the foreground.

We welcome Ata Kak, the mysterious, underground Ghanaian electronic/rap/highlife icon, for a rare appearance as part of a North American tour performing his cult classic Obaa Sima cassette, originally self-released (and overlooked) in Ghana in 1994. It was also the inspiration for American musicologist Brian Shimkovitz’s blog Awesome Tapes From Africa launched in 2002, and the cassette was eventually released as an LP in 2015. Ata Kak’s unique sound has been described as a hybrid of highlife, rap, funk, hip-hop, and electronica, presented with the sweaty passion of a Prince record and the lo-fi recording charm of early Chicago house music. Local world music DJ Pandemic Pete opens the evening.

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Co-presented with PANDEMIC

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