ATA KAK - TIME BOMB DOCUMENTARY

Awesome Tapes From Africa founder Brian Shimkovitz bought a copy of Ata Kak's "Obaa Sima" in a roadside stall in Cape Coast, Ghana in 2002. The tape sat in a box for a few years and, following a year-long return trip to Ghana, it became the inspiration for the ATFA blog in 2006. Soon a cursory search for Ata Kak began, with Google and endless phone calls providing no leads. As the search became more serious, and obsessive curiosity built, there were still zero clues among Ghanaian friends, acquaintances and music industry professionals, who had never heard of Ata Kak. This documentary follows Shimkovitz's in search of Ata Kak. Watch the full documentary here.