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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy Gatefold .... $23.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the US – a kind of powerhouse approach that really sends these tunes home beautifully! The lyrics are in English, which really helps broaden the appeal of the cuts – and the production has these cool compressed elements that are partly like the more psych-inspired modes of other Afro Funk groups, and partly those of the UK soul scene of the 70s. We've never heard a record exactly like this, and the whole thing's a truly memorable treasure from this key moment in African music. Cuts include "Watch Out", "Do The Funkro", "Greetings", "Free My People", "Wake Up Your Mind", and "Champions & Superstars". LP, Vinyl record album

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MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance ... CD
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. Used .... $8.99
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 Jamaica – bringing in basslines that give some tracks a great dubby energy, and which almost puts the record in the same territory as the best by Cymande! There's a blend of darkness and light on many tracks – some moody undercurrents that really draw us in, then redemptive vocal passages, often in English, which really tie the whole thing together beautifully. Monomono could have been huge at the time – and they did reach out pretty far with their few recordings – but it almost feels like their music has been waiting for the 21st Century to finally get the appreciation its due! Titles include "Find Out", "Lida Lou", "Kenimania", "Give The Beggar A Chance", "Ema Kowa Lasa Ile Wa", and "The World Might Fall Over". CD

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New MonosweziMonoswezi ... CD
Parallel Thought (Norway), 2010. Used .... $8.99

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New MonosweziVillage ... CD
World Music Network, 2012. Used .... $8.99
(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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New VariousAfro Latin Via Dakar ... CD
Syllart (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from the city of Dakar – Latin-inspired African grooves from the 60s and 70s – a wonderful hybrid that came about as a result of the city's importance as a shipping port! Cuban seamen helped ensure that plenty of their own music ended up in Dakar over the years – bringing their own tastes to the ports, and even the occasional batch of records, too – and the sounds here are a great testament that this unique cross-cultural meeting yielded wonderful results! The package is beautifully done – full notes and lots of history in both English and French, and lots of cool images too – and a wealth of music, with 32 tracks that include "Baila Mi Gente" by Baobob, "Caina" by Raymond Et Negro Orchestra, "Baylien Di Yelwane" by Orchestre Dakar Band, "Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Aminata" by Laba Sosseh, "Sibouten" by Fonseca, "Diamono" by Tropical Band, "Si Tu No Vienes" by Star Band De Dakar, "A Comer Lechon" by Xalam, and "Babalu" by Fonseca Et Les Anges Noirs. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane TallDiamonoye Tiopite L'Epoque De L'Evolution ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A really well-done compilation – the first of what looks to be a great label from Dakar! This well-researched, fully annotated collection brings together rare work by Idrissa Diop – a great range of early 70s material done before his relocation to France, lots of it with a great blend of Senegalese and Cuban elements! The rhythms are wonderful – really spinning out in these hypnotic ways, and often encouraging a bit of descarga-like jamming from the musicians, especially on the longer tracks – and the full notes in the set really helps put the music in context. Titles include "Caridad", "Kaele", "Massani Cisse", "Fonkale Garape", "Gueth", "Yaye Boye", "Cintorita", and "Dioubo". CD