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Awesome Tapes from Africa x Chimurenga Renaissance

Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 8pm

at Kremwerk
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Awesome Tapes From Africa began as a blog in 2006 and has grown into a label that expands musicians careers and builds bridges.




Tendai “Baba” Maraire, the architect of Chimurenga Renaissance, hails from world-renowned Zimbabwean music lineage, as his father was Abraham Dumisani Maraire. Abraham came to America where he helped initiate a flourishing Zimbabwean music scene in the Pacific Northwest.

Hussein Kalonji is a first generation Congolese American born in Washington DC. His father was Raymond “Braynck” Kalonji, a world-renowned Congolese guitar legend credited with being the pioneer of the Congolese Rumba Soukouss sound.

Baba Maraire and Hussein found it inevitable that they would eventually start playing music together. After seeing each other perform at various shows, they began to blend their two areas of expertise, hip-hop and African music, and they continued to record and develop the sound that would later become “Chimurenga Renaissance”.



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1809 Minor Ave.

Seattle, WA




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1809 Minor Ave
Seattle, Wa 98101

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