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Address: 134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 0214260857

The premier and possibly the only specialty African CD shop in the world....

The premier and possibly the only specialty African CD shop in the world. We have a range of around 3000 titles , mostly South African music, covering all genres as well as a growing range of pan African sounds. We have existed for close to 15 years, and continue to expand our knowledge and reputation. Arena Magazine rated us as one of the 8 best music outlets in the world! We maintain a warm welcoming atmosphere in the store, and our knowledgable staff are always ready to pay personal attention to anyone needing help on choosing music. We have a bank of listening Places for customers to sample the delights of African music. Also on offer is a range of T shirts and curios, carefully chosen mainly from self-help groups in the rural areas of South Africa. These curios are generally not available at the many other curio outlets around the city. A visit to Cape Town isn't complete without stopping in to see us.

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If you love contemporary African music

then this is a one-stop shop. The stock is especially good for South African jazz, house, and hip hop. Yet they also have music from other countries and as far away as Jamaica... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

then this is a one-stop shop. The stock is especially good for South African jazz, house, and hip hop. Yet they also have music from other countries and as far away as Jamaica. I've found some obscure gems in this shop (Angolan hip hop) and cds that are not available in the United States. And the guy behind the counter... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A friend of mine recommended this place as the best record store in Cape Town. I already knew of a few artists' albums I wanted to buy, but asked the shop assistant to suggest others - specifically local musicians, whose records I'd struggle to find outside of South Africa. I came away with quite a collection, all of which I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

i visited the african music store on the 2 of june. i had no clue about music from africa except from some world music compilations.i told the young man there what i was looking for, a mix of cds some old greats,some new,some reggae some house,some blues,some traditional,some jazz.i came out with 13 or 14 cds without listening to any,based... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

If you have a love of African music or are just curious you must visit here. This place is abuzz with excellent music & the staff are very helpful & friendly. They will play CDs for you happily. You could end up spending half a day here easily! They also sell some local craftware. Well worth visiting & supporting this... More 

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