Awesome Tapes From Africa started as a great blog and is now operating as a great record label. I found it a year or two ago and it’s a testament to how amazing the Internet can be – a guy finding and uploading African music I would never, ever be exposed to without his unique dedication. This track is a real gem, one of the happiest songs you’ll hear all month. Bola is a singer and instrumentalist from Bolgatanga, Ghana and he’s got serious style; mixing traditional West African instruments (the kologo) with pianos and percussion reminiscent of styles we’ve all heard before. The result is incredible and the energy of the song escapes even if you can’t understand the lyrics. Awesome Tapes is releasing Bola’s next album, Volume 7, on April 2nd.

(The Fader)