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Amira KheirAlsahraa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Really lovely music from Amira Kheir – a singer who works here mostly in Arabic, and blends Sudanese roots with some warmer jazz instrumentation! The record's got a wonderful hybrid that's very compelling – not commercial at all, or faked in any way too far from its roots – but ... read more CD

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Dick KhozaChapita ... CD
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare South African Afro jazz from Dick Khoza – Legendary material from the vaults of Rashid Vally's As-shams (Sun) record label. Khoza leads mightily on African drums and players include Bethuel Maphmulo on bass, Themba Mehlomakulu on trumpet, Aubrey Simani on tenor, Joe Zikhali on rhythm ... read more CD

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Angelique KidjoDjin Djin ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2007. Used ... $4.99
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Peter KingOmo Lewa ... CD
Secret Stash, 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on ... read more CD

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Lord KitchenerKlassic Kitchener Vol 3 ... CD
Ice, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
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Fikret KizilokAnadolu'Yum ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Really cool work from Turkish rocker Fikret Kizilok – a collection of early 70s singles that really know how to shake up and mess up the concept of musical genres! The tunes here start in a Turkish folk tradition – with stringed instruments, flute, and percussion that certainly display ... read more CD

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KonkomaKonkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
A contemporary Afro combo, but one with a really unique twist – a focus on older Ghanaian styles of grooves, which makes them sound different than a lot of other groups of this nature! Unlike some of the more Nigerian-grooving groups out there these days, Konkoma take their inspiration from ... read more CD

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Konono No 1Congotronics ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used ... $8.99
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more CD

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Fela KutiFinding Fela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 19.98
The soundtrack to the Finding Fela documentary – a very nicely done set, serving as an excellent compilation of classic Fela and his legendary Nigeria 70, Koola Lobitos, Africa 70 and Egypt 80 groups – plus a bonus, unreleased live track by Femi Kuti and a version of "Zombie" ... read more CD

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Femi KutiAfrica For Africa ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $6.99
Turns out, it DOES run in the family – a great talent for Afro Funk grooves, with the same deeply soulful elements that made Fela Kuti's music so great back in the 70s! This smoker from Femi was recorded at the legendary Afrodisia studios in Lagos – with a nice degree of edge in the ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Femi KutiFight To Win ... CD
MCA, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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 more CD

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Femi KutiNo Place For My Dream ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The Fela Kuti legacy is alive and well – in this smoking set from Femi Kuti, with superb backings from the Positive Force ensemble! The album really has the younger Kuti coming into his own – moving with a righteous message that's stronger than anything he's ever given us – and ... read more CD

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Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available From Africa With Fury – Rise (with digital download) ... LP 21.99

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Long Way To The Beginning ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Some of the fiercest, hardest work we've ever heard from Seun Kuti – a record that bristles with anger and energy right from the start – and which really has him lighting a whole new sort of fire under the Eygpt 80 band! Seun's got this intense look on the artwork of the record – ... read more CD

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Forward KwendaSvikiro – Meditations From An Mbira Master ... CD
Shanachie, 1997. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ladysmith Black MambazoJourney Of Dreams ... CD
Warner, 1988. Used ... $2.99
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Ladysmith Black MambazoNo Boundaries – Ladysmith Black Mambazo & The Strings Of The English Chamber Orchestra ... CD
Heads Up, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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Ladysmith Black MambazoShaka Zulu ... CD
Warner, 1987. Used ... $3.99
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Bela Lakatos & the Gypsy Youth ProjectIntroducting Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project ... CD
Introducing/World Music Network, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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(Promotional copy.)

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Las Malas AmistadesMaleza ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. Used ... $6.99
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Yungchen LhamoComing Home ... CD
Real World, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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Mamba PercussionsMamba Percussions ... CD
Disques Pierre Verany (France), 1982. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cheb MamiMaghreb Soul – Cheb Mami Story 1986 to 1990 ... CD
Because (France), Late 80s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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MandukaManduka ... CD
IRT/Creole Stream (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... read more CD

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Kante Manfila & Sorry BambaClash Mandingue – Manding Dance Music Of The 60s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer blend of Latin and African rhythms – topped by Kante Manfila's amazing work on guitar, which is produced with a range of weird and wonderful sounds! There's a quality to this music that's beyond easy description – a 60s blend of African roots and outside influences – ... read more CD

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Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... CD
Casablanca/Verve, 1975. Used ... $16.99
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... CD
One Way/Uni, Late 60s. Used ... $23.99
This is the album that yielded Hugh's big hit "Grazin In The Grass", and it's got a lot of other nice pop Afro soul tracks in a similar vein, played by Hugh and his tight little quartet! Tracks include "Stop", "Bajabula Bonke", "There Are Seeds To Sow", ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Master Musicians Of JajoukaMaster Musicians Of Jajouka Featuring Bachir Attar ... CD
Point, 2000. Used ... $0.99
Produced by Talvin Singh. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Inle Myint Maung & Yi Yi ThantMahagita – Harp & Vocal Music Of Burma ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used ... $6.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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MC RaiRaivolution ... CD
Embarka, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 14.98
An incredible blend of sounds and styles – and one of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the Ethiopian scene! Hailu Mergia plays alone here – but uses lots of overdubbing to layer together Fender Rhodes, accordion solos, and a rhythm machine – all mixed up in ways ... read more CD

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin ... read more CD
Also available Salvadora Robot (with download) ... LP 23.99

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Meta MetaMetal Metal ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Not metal, as in the "heavy" variety – but instead a cool combination of global influences coming together with a nicely bracing sound! The set mixes African rhythms with very offbeat Brazilian instrumentation – almost as if Hermeto Pascoal crossed the Atlantic at some point ... read more CD

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Emeline MichelRasin Kreyol ... CD
Time Square, 2004. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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MisiaCanto – Musica De Carlos Paredes ... CD
Warner (France), 2003. Used ... $6.99
The fado singers interpretations of Portugal's Carlos Paredes. CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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MonomonoDawn Of Awareness ... CD
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Seminal Afro Funk from Monomono – a killer combo from singer/percussionist Joni Haastrup, with a groove that's right up there with the best acts on the Lagos scene of the 70s! There's a nice degree of warmth in the music – thanks to some complicated guitar and basslines, which don't ... read more CD

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MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance ... CD
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Massive music from Monomono – and a set of Afro Funk put together with a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds! The style here isn't just the familiar grooves you might expect – and instead, there's almost a post-colonial vibe going on – an ear towards London, and another towards ... read more CD
Also available Give The Beggar A Chance (plus bonus 12" single & download card) ... LP 21.99

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Harry MoscoFor You Specially ... CD
Secret Stash, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The first album as a solo act from Harry Mosco – better known for his previous music with The Funkees – one of the best Afro Funk combos of the early 70s! The style here is a nice expansion of that previous group's work – very heavily rooted in the right sort of basslines to kick ... read more CD

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Snehasish Mozumder & SomSnehasish Mozumder & Som ... CD
Lift Off, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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Oliver MtukudziNhava ... CD
Heads Up, 2005. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Oliver MtukudziOliver Mtukudzi Collection – The Tuku Years ... CD
Putumayo, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Oliver MtukudziTuku Music ... CD
Putumayo, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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NawalAman ... CD
Nawali, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other ... read more CD
Also available Destruction (plus download) ... LP 16.99

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Henri Pierre NoelOne More Step ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A cool combination of Island rhythms and free-flying piano lines – all wrapped together by the enigmatic Henri Pierre Noel! The vibe of the record is different than anything else we've ever heard – almost more European in the way that Henri handles the keys of the piano – which ... read more CD
Also available One More Step ... LP 20.99

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NomoGhost Rock ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Amazing work from Nomo – their greatest album so far, and an incredible step forward in styles! Nomo started out as an already-great Afro Funk combo – but over the past few records, they've picked up a really hip range of musical influences – spiritual jazz, electronica, ... read more CD

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NomoInvisible Cities ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Great stuff from global funk phenoms Nomo – deftly blending Afro steeped funk with an astral reach – with more of a spiritual jazz influence and off kilter avant touches! Invisible Cities arrives just about a year since their breakthrough Ghost Rock opened so many doors, and although ... read more CD
Also available Invisible Cities ... LP 9.99

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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $9.99
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... read more CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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NovalimaKarimba ... CD
ESL, 2012. Used ... $5.99
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 more CD

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Sally Nyolo & The Original Bands Of YaoundeStudio Cameroon ... CD
Riverboat/World Music Network, 2006. Used ... $6.99
Earthy and relaxed recordings from vocalist Sally Nyolo – done in a richly collaborative style with an array of musicians and singers in her native Cameroon! The setting is relatively informal, and the work marks a nice return to basics by Sally after years working on the Paris scene – ... read more CD
(Promotional copy without a barcode.)

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OfegeTry & Love ... CD
Academy, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
A blistering set of Afro-Funk from the 70s – the debut of Ofege, a band of high school students at the time! There's a really trippy sound to the set, as the guitars figure strongly in the groove, and are often recorded with some slightly psychedelic touches – similar to Blo or some of ... read more CD

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New Koffi OlomideAffaire d'Etat ... CD
Next Music (France), 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD
Also available
Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book) ... CD 19.99
Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book, 7 inch, & download) ... LP 29.99

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OndatropicaOndatropica (deluxe version – with book) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 28.98
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD
(2CDs, in a cool hardcover book-like package!)
Also available
Ondatropica ... CD 6.99
Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book, 7 inch, & download) ... LP 29.99

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William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... read more CD

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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(Missing slipcover.)

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
The title gets it perfectly right on this sweet little set – as the grooves are raw and stripped down – often just to the core elements of Afro Funk! The music may be the most hard-hitting we've ever heard from this legendary combo – and it's served up beautifully in this well-sel ... read more CD

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Owiny Sigoma BandPower Punch ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 17.98
An album that definitely packs a powerful punch – thanks to a compelling blend of sounds from both London and Kenya, brought together in a whole new formation of African groove! The album's a wicked reworking of an older aesthetic – in a spirit that's similar to the really inventive ... read more CD

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Papa NoelPapa Noel Et Le Duo Incomparable ... CD
Les Mampokos (France), Used ... $4.99
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Geraldo PinoHeavy Heavy Heavy (Let's Have A Party/Afro Soco Soul Live) ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. Used ... $18.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – because the groove is heavy heavy heavy, and the set is one of the funkiest African collections we've ever stocked! Geraldo Pino's often credited as the man who inspired part of the Fela sound of the 70s – and Pino was one of the first ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of ... read more CD

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Psychedelic AliensPsycho African Beat ... CD
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! ... read more CD
(Beautiful hardbound book style packaging – with a thick set of and photos and notes by band leader Carl Ricky Telfer!)

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Quinteto El DespuesCalles Lejanas ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A wonderful batch of contemporary tango tunes from Quinteto El Despues – a group that features some sublime work on bandoneon by Victor Hugo Villena! Villena's got these dark tones and deft turns in his phrasing – matched with bass, guitar, violin, and piano – used at a level ... read more CD

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Rail BandBelle Epoque Vol 3 – Dioba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 18.98
A third selection of work from the golden years of Mali's legendary Rail Band – and a set that digs even deeper than the first two volumes! Despite being third in the set, this volume features just as wide a range of work as the other two – mostly material from the 70s, plus a few ... read more CD

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Nistha RajExit 1 ... CD
Nistha Raj, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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Red BaraatShruggy Ji ... CD
Sinj, 2013. Used ... $6.99
Raw percussion, brass and party-ready global grooves from Brooklyn combo Red Baraat! Eclecticism is a big part of the picture here – with diverse strains of styles from around the world – with a bit of an emphasis on Eastern percussive funk, thanks to the dhol drum being such a key ... read more CD

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Bally SagooStar Crazy 2 ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 2000. Used ... $6.99
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Oumou SangareWorotan ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1996. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print, missing slipcover.)

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New Awa SanghoAla Ta ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... read more CD

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Sawt Et AtlasDonia ... CD
Small/Sony (France), 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Markus SchwartzTanbou Nan Lakou Brooklyn – Haitian Drums In The Brooklyn Yard ... CD
Markus Schwartz, 2008. Used ... $5.99
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Semi ColonNdia Egbuo Nia (Afro Jigida) (2CD edition – with bonus tracks and 72-page book) ... CD
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $18.99 19.98
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and ... read more CD

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Shakuhachi (Akikazu Nakamura)Saji – World Of Zen Music ... CD
Columbia/Denon (Japan), 1999. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Anoushka ShankarLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Angel, 2000/2001. Used ... $6.99
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Ravi ShankarConcert For Peace – Royal Albert Hall ... CD
Moment, 1995. Used 2CD ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In New York ... CD
World Pacific/Angel, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Classic 60s work by Shankar – working here with Alla Rhaka on tabla and Shyam But Nagar on tamboura. The album features 3 long tracks – "Raga Marawa", which takes up all of side two, plus "Raga Bairaga" and "Nata Bhariravi". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ravi ShankarTana Mana ... CD
Private, 1987. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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ShankarRaga Aberi ... CD
Music Of The World, 1995. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print, please note that the booklet is intact but water damaged & there is some paper on the label side of the disc.)

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Sharan Rani/Chatur LalMusic Of India/Drums Of India ... CD
World Pacific/El (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
Two classic albums of Indian music – back to back on a single CD! The Music Of India features beautiful sounds from Sharan Rani – one of the few female sarod players on the Indian scene – stepping out here in a vintage session for the World Pacific label! The tracks are all ... read more CD

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Sibelius-Akatemian Folk Big BandFBB ... CD
Sibelius Academy (Finland), 2014. Used ... $7.99
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Sierra Leone's Refugee All StarsLibation ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $7.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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New SomiLagos Music Salon ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We've really liked Somi's previous records, but here she's somehow even better than before – more soulful, jazzier, and with this sort of universal appeal that has his loving the record from the very first note! Somi's vocals slide perfectly alongside some relatively spare, jazzy backings ... read more CD

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, ... read more CD
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP 26.99

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... read more CD
Also available Sendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Souljazz OrchestraFreedom No Go Die ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2007. New Copy ... $6.99
More Afro Funk than the soul jazz you might guess from the group's name – but that's OK with us, because the record's plenty darn great! Souljazz Orchestra are one of the best of the current wave of Afro combos to hail from Canada – and they manage to get an incredible full sound from ... read more CD

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Staff Benda BililiBouger Le Monde ... CD
Crammed, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
A real smoker from Staff Benda Bilili – a record that really grooves right from the start, and which more than holds its own as a musical text – even away from the group's unique stature! Tracks are mostly upbeat, and filled with a frenzy of percussion and guitar – and vocals ... read more CD

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SukhbirPrince Of Bhangra – Sukhbir Greatest Hits Vol 1 ... CD
BMG/Crescendo, 1999. Used ... $7.99
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Super Biton De SegouSuper Biton De Segou Anthology ... CD
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the greatest groups in Mali during the 70s – a legendary ensemble with a really other-worldly sound! Super Biton De Segou have a way of folding together their horns with their grooves that's really mindblowing – taking all the sharp edges and exotic flavors of the reeds, and ... read more CD

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SurvivalSimmer Down ... CD
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
It's impossible to simmer down with a groove this great – a wicked blend of African funk and fuzzier psych touches – all served up by Nigeria's legendary Survival! The set was recorded at Ginger Baker's Arc Studios, and has his own blend of rootsy elements, complicated rhythms, and ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available Simmer Down ... LP 19.99

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TarikaBibiango ... CD
Green Linnet, 1994. Used ... $2.99
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TinariwenAmassakoul ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2003. Used ... $7.99
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Djelimady Tounkara & Super Rail Band InternationalAllo Bamako – Malian Dance Music Of The 1970s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 16.98
Incredible grooves from the Malian scene of the 70s – all long tracks that spin out with amazing rhythms and a great undercurrent of funk! There's a flowing, spun-out quality to most of these numbers – as percussion builds along with guitar and kora, in ways that create a hypnotic, ... read more CD

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Ali Farka ToureSource ... CD
Hannibal, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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Boubacar TraoreMacire ... CD
Indigo (France), 1998. Used ... $9.99
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Rokia TraoreBowmboi ... CD
Nonesuch/Tama, 2004. Used ... $7.99
The third album from Malian singer Rokia Traore – a compelling collection of folksy tunes with a focus on her incredible vocals, supported by instrumentation that includes light percussion and guitar. The booklet provides translation of the set's stunning lyrics, and titles include "Mani ... read more CD
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New Jai UttalFootprints ... CD
Triloka, 1990. Used ... $5.99
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King WawaRespect Movement ... CD
WS, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. Used 2CD ... $13.99
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more CD

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Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
London Afrobeat from Yaaba Funk – a group who definitely dig deep in the cross-cultural scene of their city! Yaaba Funk have an approach that recalls some of the better London work of this nature from years back – not just a rehash of older Nigerian modes, but a willingness to make the ... read more CD
 
 



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