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The African Music Store
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Owner description: 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.
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 place. Side note: We visited some of the bookstores on Long St to pick up some local books but the owners (who were white South Africans) of those shops were very cold and pointedly ignorant (of South African colonial history/politics etc.) and we were expecting the same in this shop and were delighted by the warm atmosphere and the fact that the shop was a true reflection of South Africa's 'rainbow nation'.

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