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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 ... $14.99 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
Also available Long Way To The Beginning ... LP 14.99

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KutimangoesAfro Fire ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
An Afro Funk combo, but one who really open up their groove, too – mixing in some great outside instrumentation that still stays close to the roots! The core combo is a sextet with a really firey brace of saxes in the lead – a pair of players, one of whom sometimes shifts to flute ... 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 ... $4.99
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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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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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LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 19.98
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features ... read more CD
Also available Celestial Music 1978 to 2011 (3LP set – with download) ... LP 25.99

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Las Malas AmistadesMaleza ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. Used ... $8.99
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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 ... $9.99
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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 ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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MandukaManduka ... CD
IRT/Creole Stream (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
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 MasekelaGrazing In The Grass – The Best Of Hugh Masekela ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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New Hugh MasekelaHome Is Where The Music Is ... CD
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1972. Used ... $5.99
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet ... read more CD

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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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Hugh MasekelaRevival ... CD
Heads Up, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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New Master Musicians Of JoujoukaBrian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At JouJouka ... CD
Point, Late 60s/1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dude! Back before he was found floating face-down in a swimming pool, ex- (or late-) Stones member Brian Jones put together this landmark bit of trippiness for the Rolling Stones label. Although the music is largely ethnographic, the whole thing's got this neo-colonialist hipster edge to it ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a sticker.)

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MC RaiRaivolution ... CD
Embarka, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 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
Also available Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Meta MetaMetal Metal ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
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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MikidacheMgodro Gori ... CD
Cobalt (France), 2006. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 28.99

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Oliver MtukudziNhava ... CD
Heads Up, 2005. Used ... $4.99
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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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Foday Musa SusoDreamtime ... CD
CMP (Germany), 1988. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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El Hadj N' DiayeGeej ... CD
Marabi (France), 2008. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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NawaAncient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs Of Aleppo ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Haunting voices from the Sufi side of Islam – recordings of the Nawa vocal group, before the recent Syrian conflict forced them to disband and scatter throughout the Middle East! There's an ancient sensibility to the music – even though the recordings are contemporary – a vibe ... read more CD

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NawalAman ... CD
Nawali, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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Ndere TroupeKikwabanga – Songs & Dances From The Land Of Ngaali ... CD
Pan (Netherlands), 1993. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 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 ... CD 9.99

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. Used ... $9.99
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 ... CD 13.99

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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 ... $7.99
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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Nuns Of Ljubostinja/Rukovet EnsembleAgios O Theos – Ancient Orthodox Chants From Serbia ... CD
Wergo (Germany), 1963/1987. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Babatunde OlatunjiLove Drum Talk ... CD
Chesky, 1997. Used ... $5.99
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OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 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 28.99

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OndatropicaOndatropica (deluxe version – with book) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD ... $28.99
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 9.99

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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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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
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
Also available Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... LP 28.99

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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 ... $6.99
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Papa She'eeAT& PA – Sweet Marble ... CD
PS Records, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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Pazy & The Black HippiesWa Ho Ha ... CD
Secret Stash, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
A weird little record from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – much more laidback than you might expect, and a set with a definite Jamaican influence too! At times, some of these tracks are almost more reggae than Afro Funk – although at other points, there's definitely the fierce energy ... read more CD
Also available Wa Ho Ha (with download) ... LP

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PenaPena (CD & DVD) ... CD
Secret Stash, 2010. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
A beautiful snapshot Afro-Peruvian music from Secret Stash – a huge, ambitious step for the label – a labor of love to capture the passionate, percussive and amazing strain of Peruvian music that's been too little heard outside of Peru! Secret Stash headed to Lima in March of 2010 ... read more CD
(Comes in a straight up beautiful wooden box – one of the most lovingly crafted CD packages we've seen in a long time!)

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Penny PennyShaka Bundu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99 11.98
The debut album from Penny Penny – and a really unique record that's gone onto have legendary status over the years! Penny Penny was an little-known laborer, working far from the music business – but burst out strongly with this album's unique hybrid of contemporary rhythms and older ... read more CD
Also available Shaka Bundu (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Percussions Elima Et Maitre Nono ManzanzaKinkungu ... CD
Cobalt (France), 2002. Used ... $13.99
Excellent percussion music from the Congo! Leader Maitre Nono Manzana used to be a percussionist in the Ballet National Du Zaire, but he started Percussions Elima to preserve the traditional rhythms of his homeland. But this album isn't a dry slice of ethnography. A phalanx of percussionists ... 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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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 ... $18.99
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 ... $6.99
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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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SaffronDawning ... CD
Tames, 2013. Used ... $1.99
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(Barcode has a mark.)

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Bally SagooStar Crazy 2 ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 2000. Used ... $9.99
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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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Sawt Et AtlasDonia ... CD
Small/Sony (France), 1999. Used ... $6.99
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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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Noura Mint SeymaliTzenni ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Mauritanian music from Noura Mint Seymali – a set recorded back home, as well as in Dakar and Brooklyn – with a kind of globe-spanning sound that really shows the power in her work! Noura sings with this amazing sense of inflection – the kind of vocal dynamics you might expect ... read more CD
Also available Tzenni (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Shakuhachi (Akikazu Nakamura)Saji – World Of Zen Music ... CD
Columbia/Denon (Japan), 1999. Used ... $12.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New 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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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 ... $13.99
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
Also available Music Of India/Drums Of India ... CD 8.99

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Sharan Rani/Chatur LalMusic Of India/Drums Of India ... CD
World Pacific/El (UK), 1962. Used ... $8.99
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
Also available Music Of India/Drums Of India ... CD 13.99

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All StarsLiving Like A Refugee ... CD
Anti, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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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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New 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 ... $9.99
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 ... $14.99
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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(Out of print.)

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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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Tall NationalKaani ... CD
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A key American release for one of the most popular bands in Niger – a really unique ensemble whose sound definitely reflects their cultures place at the crossroads of north Africa! The music is heavy on guitars – criss-crossing in ways that clearly take inspiration from high-life, but ... read more CD

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New TinariwenAman Iman – Water Is Life ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2004. Used ... $8.99
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a feel that's far from slick – just a haunting, hypnotic blend of the band's many guitars – built ... read more CD

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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 ... $14.99 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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(Out of print.)

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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 VampiresVampires Underground ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... read more CD
Also available Vampires Underground ... LP 26.99

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King WawaRespect Movement ... CD
WS, 2006. Used ... $6.99
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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
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
Also available Movin On/Kuomboka ... CD 15.99

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. Used 2CD ... $15.99
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
Also available Movin On/Kuomboka ... CD 18.99

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New WitchWe Intend To Create Havok – Complete Works 1972 to 1977 (4CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. Used 4CD ... $23.99
Amazing sounds from Witch – a Zambian group of the 70s, and easily one of the heaviest things happening in Africa at the time! Witch stands for "we intend to create havoc" – and the group's style here definitely gets that vibe right – serving up a heady brew of fuzzy ... 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 ... $16.99
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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Dhafer YoussefDivine Shadows ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $8.99
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Kemialliset YstavatKellari Juniversumi ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2004. Used ... $3.99
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Kemialliset YstavatKemialliset Ysavat ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2007. Used ... $3.99
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(With original paper band. Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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ZedasheIntangible Pearls – Ancient Polyphony From The Republic Of Georgia ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
Sublime vocal work from a contemporary Georgian ensemble – but one who work strongly in the best ancient modes of the Eastern world! The group have an amazing polyphonic approach – voices rising and falling, crossing and turning, coming together in a way that's far more than usual ... read more CD

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New Various1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A great dip into the sounds of Algeria in the 70s – surprisingly great music, and surprisingly sophisticated at times too – with a vibe that often matches the best Turkish or Iranian records from the time! Most numbers here are from smaller 45s and EP release – and are hardly the ... read more CD
Also available 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... LP 22.99

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New Various1970s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the ... read more CD
 
 



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