The first album from Chicago Afrobeat Project – and a set that rivals any of the best Afro Funk out there on other scenes of late! We'll be honest in saying we'd actually missed this one the first time around, but the group's recent fame has led us back to this one – and it's every bit ... read moreCD
Paban Das Baul & Sam Mills —
Real Sugar ... CD Real World/Caroline, 1997. Used ...
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Diga Rhythm Band —
Diga ... CD Round/Shout Factory, 1976. Used ...
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... read moreCD
A strong return to a classic 70s Afro Funk groove from Fela! The CD features tracks from 2 albums – "Beasts Of No Nation" and "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake" – both 30 minute long tracks recorded at the end of the 80s, when Fela was getting back to his roots, but ... read moreCD
(Out of print original pressing. Does not include slipcase in image. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
One of the most compelling entries so far in the all-great Congotronics series – a set of highly percussive work from this unique ensemble! The Kasai All Stars is a collective of members from six other groups – all working here in Konono-like territory that's heavy on distorted rhythms ... read moreCD
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... read moreCD
The third proper album from Novalima – proudly repping the ESL label once again with strong set inspired by earthy Afro-Peruvian earthy tradition, though played with modern clarity and club ready urgency. Traditionally minded music fused with modernist sounds and sensibilities isn't always ... read moreCD
A mix of new and old Brazilian tunes – some rootsy, some with traces of electronics – all served up in one genre-blending Putamayo package! Titles include "Deusa Do Amor" by Moreno Veloso + 2, "Cores" by Da Lata, "Eu E O Meu Amor/Lamento No Morro" by ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a promotional sticker.)
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a ... read moreCD
Contemporary ethnographic recordings in the tradition of Ethnic Folkways or some of the Nonesuch Explorer series from the 70s. Not the polished Ethiopian pop and jazz documented in the Ethiopiques series, but recordings of street musicians and everyday people from Amhara. 8 tracks in all, unlike ... read moreCD