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The African Music Store

134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 0857
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The African Music Store has moved away from its Long Street location. Did not get the new address... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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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 2 November 2016
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good9%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
2 Nov 2016
“Nice selection of local music”
7 Sep 2017
“Store has moved ”
134 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 0857

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Reviewed 7 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 2 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 29 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 24 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 18 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 10 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 1 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 Chris b
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