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Nice selection of local music

Nice store with a good selection of local music. You can also listen into the CDs to make up your... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
via mobile
Store has moved

The African Music Store has moved away from its Long Street location. Did not get the new address... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
16 Sep 2018
7 Sep 2017
“Store has moved ”
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...more
134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 0857
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I hope it isn't true, but as far as I can tell, this place is closed. I love African music and was looking forward to visiting this shop. Disappointed.

Thank joannab197
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The African Music Store has moved away from its Long Street location. Did not get the new address unfortunately.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Nice store with a good selection of local music. You can also listen into the CDs to make up your mind.

Thank allenamensindweg
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ok you're after genuine African artists. Independent and new artists that you're not going to find in chain stores. I was sent here by a staff member from a music chain store after he realised i was not interested in homogenised over produced African pop....More

Thank Dizzyg33
Reviewed 25 January 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...More

Thank wwelburn
Reviewed 19 October 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...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 11 June 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...More

1  Thank lavin l
Reviewed 2 September 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...More

Thank Dharma b
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