Awesome Tapes From Africa Launches New Label

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That's right—Brian Shimkovitz, the man responsible for the, uh, awesome Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, and also this XLR8R podcast from way back, has just announced that he's about to launch a label. ATFA's first release, which comes this fall, will feature Malian singer Nâ Hawa Doumbia. The newly minted reissue label will be distributed through Secretly Canadian's chain, and promises to get 50% of the releases' profits back into the hands of the artists. (via Altered Zones)