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Penny PennyShaka Bundu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy Gatefold .... $8.99 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

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New Dmitri Pokrovsky EnsembleWild Field ... CD
Real World (Holland), 1991. Used .... $6.99
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PolyrhythmicsLibra Stripes ... CD
Kept, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99
Afro Funk mixed with lots of wah wah guitar – a wonderfully wicked set from the Polyrthmics, and one that's got an even sharper groove than ever before! These guys have all the right rhythms and horns to get an Afro Funk groove just right – but the guitar is often a bit tighter and ... read more CD

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New Pyramid BluePyramid Blue ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A Spanish group, but one with a sound that's heavy on Afro Funk – served up here in a culturally criss-crossing way that really lives up to the enigmatic title! There's some exotic moments that definitely echo the ancient strains you'd hear in Ethiopian and Egyptian funk – mixed with ... read more CD
Also available Pyramid Blue (with download) ... LP 22.99

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Pyramid BluePyramid Blue (with download) ... LP
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
A Spanish group, but one with a sound that's heavy on Afro Funk – served up here in a culturally criss-crossing way that really lives up to the enigmatic title! There's some exotic moments that definitely echo the ancient strains you'd hear in Ethiopian and Egyptian funk – mixed with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)

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New Quinn's OrchestraNight At Quinn ... LP
Tiare Tahiti (Tahiti), Mid 60s. Very Good- .... $6.99
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(Cover has a small split on the spine.)

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Quinteto El DespuesCalles Lejanas ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 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 1 – Soundiata ... CD
Syllart/Sterns (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
An in-depth look at the Rail Band – an important musical force in Mali during the 70s and early 80s – initially supported by the national railway for work at their hotel (hence their name!), and initial home to African music superstars Salif Keita and Mory Kante! Most of the work on ... 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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Sohail RanaKhyber Mail ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $21.99
Psychedelic keyboard grooves and funky sitar soundscapes from Sohail Rana – an accomplished Lollywood film music composer who also released some tripped out and more experimental records back in the day! Khyber Mail is just such a treasure – a great record that was funded by EMI ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Reebop Kwaku BaahReebop ... LP
Island, 1972. Very Good .... $16.99
One of those British sessions from the early 70s that mix African grooves with British prog rock, in a mode that's similar to some of the Ginger Baker albums from the same time. Percussionist Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah sings on the whole record, but the real strength comes from the ensemble backing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Tabu Ley Rochereau & Luambo Makiadi FrancoRochereau Et Franco A Paris ... LP
Genidia (France), 1983. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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Ronnie & The RamblersOn The Limb ... LP
R&R, Early 70s. Very Good- .... $2.99
There were lots of funky steel drum bands during the early 70s – but this isn't one of them! Ronnie & crew are more in the straight steel drum mode – and they crank out mellow versions of hits like "Never On A Sunday", "Yellow Bird", "Somewhere My Love" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains.)

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Rajesh RoshanYaarana ... LP
Polydor (India), 1980. Very Good Gatefold .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear on one edge, and an India Gifts sticker on the edge.)

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SaffronDawning ... CD
Tames, 2013. Used .... $5.99
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(Barcode has a mark.)

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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salty DogSalty Dog ... CD
Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy Gatefold .... $13.99
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really ... read more CD

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ScorpioEnsem Ensem ... CD
Rotel, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99 13.99
Massive sounds from Scorpio – a group who've got just the right sort of sting you'd expect from their name! The album's got a Haitian music vibe at the start, but often shows some funkier American touches too – particularly in the way the rhythms come together on some of the harder ... read more CD

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Sebo EnsembleSebo Egyuttes ... LP
Pepita (Hungary), Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold .... $3.99
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(Cover has a few pieces of tape and some edge wear.)

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Mar SeckVagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredible live performances from this legendary Senegalese singer – a vocalist with a sensibility that goes way past the boundaries of language and culture – with a sound so expressive, we have to keep reminding ourselves we can't understand the lyrics of the songs! Mar Seck was a ... read more CD
Also available Vagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... LP 34.99

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Mar SeckVagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $34.99
Incredible live performances from this legendary Senegalese singer – a vocalist with a sensibility that goes way past the boundaries of language and culture – with a sound so expressive, we have to keep reminding ourselves we can't understand the lyrics of the songs! Mar Seck was a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... CD 18.99

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New 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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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar & His Music ... CD
Fass (Spain), 1975. Used .... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by one of the most compelling figures in Indian music! Ananda Shankar's been chronicled elsewhere and often on these pages – so by this point, you probably already know that he's a renegade pioneer who combined funky grooves with sitars and tablas, forging a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ravi ShankarSounds Of India ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good .... $9.99
A very early US release of work by Ravi Shankar – originally part of Columbia's "Adventures In Sound" series, a mixed mood music/world music imprint that offered up some excellent work in its day! The set begins with a compelling "Introduction To Indian Music" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label pressing.)

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Shankar FamilyShankar Family & Friends ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good+ .... $11.99
Groovier than most records from Ravi – and produced by George Harrison, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the insert. Cover has initials in marker on front.)

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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

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New Shu DeVoices From The Distant Steppes ... CD
Real World, 1994. Used .... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All StarsLiving Like A Refugee ... CD
Anti, 2006. Used .... $6.99
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SJOB MovementMove In The Right Direction ... CD
Academy, 1974. New Copy .... $12.99
Heavy heady funk from the 70s Nigerian scene – a wicked little record that's unlike anything else we've heard before! SJOB is a combo made from ex-members of the group of Sonny Okosuns – all top-shelf players who've clearly got their chops down in the groove department, but are also ... read more CD

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Society Of SevenFlashback ... LP
Silver Sword, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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Solo Harmonites SteelbandMas Right On Vol 2 ... LP
Antillana, Early 70s. Very Good .... $8.99
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(Cover has some ringwear and edge wear.)

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs .... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sotho SoundsJunk Funk ... CD
Riverboat/World Music Network (UK), 2012. Used .... $7.99
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(Sticker over barcode.)

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New Soul BrothersIsithembiso ... LP
Soul Brother (South Africa), 1984. Near Mint- .... $7.99
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Omar SouleymanDabke 2020 – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/2000s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Omar SouleymanJazeera Nights – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Mid 90s-2000s. New Copy .... $19.99
The third collection of striking Syrian recordings from singer Omar Souleyman on Sublime Frequencies – and the label is 3 for 3 in fever inducing amazement for us – frenzied Arabic dance and party music from the mid 90s to late 00s! The material ranges from Syrian dabke to Iraqi choubi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Omar SouleymanWenu Wenu (180 gram with bonus download) ... LP
Ribbon, 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the most mindblowing record so far from the enigmatic Omar Souleyman – a set produced by Kieran Hebden with lots of weird, sharp edges – but in a way that still keeps all the core elements of Souleyman's music intact! Hebden doesn't do much more than bring the whole thing into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and tip-on cover, with bonus download – in a limited, numbered pressing!)

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $19.99 21.99
Easily the best work we've ever heard from the Souljazz Orchestra – a set that pushes their sound way past their Afro Funk-styled roots – into a realm of spiritual sounds that really live up to their name! The jazz component is even stronger than before – really wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD, too!)

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SparrowHotter Than Ever ... LP
Ra (Barbados), 1972. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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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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Super Djata BandSuper Djata Band Vol 2 – Yellow ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
An amazing mix of modes from the Super Djata Band – a record that has deep Malian roots in the rhythms, but which also offers up some key electric touches on guitar – served up here with plenty of lead solos from Zani Diabate! And when we say "lead", we don't mean the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Djata De BamakoSuper Djata De Bamako Vol 2 – Blue ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
Stellar work from Zani Diabate and the Super Djata Band – a classic early 80s album by the combo, but one with a feel that's instantly timeless as well! The rhythms here are relatively spare, but very striking – usually these interweaving basslines and subtle percussive parts – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SurvivalSimmer Down ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $19.99 23.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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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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Tall NationalKaani (with download) ... LP
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Kaani ... CD 12.99

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New Bibi Tanga Et Le Professeur InlassableEn Slip Chaussettes (vocal, dub) ... 7-inch
L'inlassable Disque (France), 2008. New Copy (pic cover).... Just Sold Out!
A very cool little track – one that's got an Afro Funk vibe, but at a pace that's much slower and moodier than usual! The beats have a nicely space feel, and they're interwoven with these little keyboard bursts that sound very cool and trippy – really keeping the right pace to move ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ebo TaylorConflict ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $15.99
Beautiful work from the great Ebo Taylor – long tracks filled with the kind of grooves that have made him a funky favorite over the years – and which have kept him going strong into the 21st Century! There's a really unique feel to this record – lots of jazzy inflections that go ... read more CD

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $15.99
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... read more CD

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Pierre Didy TchakounteMagabe Man ... LP
MSKA (France), Early 80s. Near Mint- .... $14.99
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Mikis TheodorakisTheodorakis Concert 1 – Lianotragouda – Chansons De La Patrie Amere ... LP
Columbia/EMI (France), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $7.99
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(Cover has some light staining.)

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Imarhan TimbuktuAkal Warled ... CD
Clermont, 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99
A great group from the contemporary scene in Mali – one that's graced by some excellent Tuareg guitar lines from Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar, who plays his instrument with a really nice range of melancholy tones! There's a special quality to the work here – very personal expressions of ... read more CD
Also available Akal Warled (with download)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 19.99

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New Imarhan TimbuktuAkal Warled (with download)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Clermont, 2014. New Copy .... $19.99
A great group from the contemporary scene in Mali – one that's graced by some excellent Tuareg guitar lines from Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar, who plays his instrument with a really nice range of melancholy tones! There's a special quality to the work here – very personal expressions of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)
Also available Akal Warled ... CD 12.99

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TinariwenEmmaar ... CD
Anti, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest record so far from Tinariwen – and a set that definitely has them really honing their amazing guitar-based skills, yet all without sounding commercial or crossover at all! The album's got a fullness that we've never heard before from the group – kind of a righteous ... read more CD
Also available Emmaar (with bonus tracks and CD) ... LP

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New TinariwenEmmaar (with bonus tracks and CD) ... LP
Anti, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the greatest record so far from Tinariwen – and a set that definitely has them really honing their amazing guitar-based skills, yet all without sounding commercial or crossover at all! The album's got a fullness that we've never heard before from the group – kind of a righteous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Emmaar ... CD

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TirogoDisco Maniac/We Like To Party ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $15.99
A groove that's way different than the disco you might hear on this side of the Atlantic in the late 70s – more a tight Afro Funk approach, served up here with riffing guitars and lots of tight horns that descend in a really cool way with the vocals! "We Like To Party" follows in a ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a cool poster on the front!)

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Makan Badje TounkaraSodjan ... CD
Buda (France), 2012. New Copy .... $4.99
Beautiful sounds from Makan Badje Tounkara – a Malian griot who works here on a small-stringed lute with a really evocative style! The recording is contemporary, but the core instrument has a really ancient feel – not surprising, given that its origins go back to ancient Egypt – ... read more CD

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Sidi ToureAlafia ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 16.99
Stunning sounds from Sidi Toure – an artist who's been making music for quite a few years now, but seems to get better and better with each new release! This set's got a wonderful sense of flow right from the start – a warm blend of Sidi's guitar and vocals with additional lead guitar ... read more CD
Also available Alafia ... LP 16.99

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Sidi ToureAlafia ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Stunning sounds from Sidi Toure – an artist who's been making music for quite a few years now, but seems to get better and better with each new release! This set's got a wonderful sense of flow right from the start – a warm blend of Sidi's guitar and vocals with additional lead guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alafia ... CD 13.99

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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99
A previously-unreleased live performance from the legendary Lobi Traore – and a wonderful way to hear the power of his music at work on the scene in Mali! The performance has a crispness that's different than some of Traore's studio recordings – maybe a bit more spontaneous and ... read more CD
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP 26.99

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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
A previously-unreleased live performance from the legendary Lobi Traore – and a wonderful way to hear the power of his music at work on the scene in Mali! The performance has a crispness that's different than some of Traore's studio recordings – maybe a bit more spontaneous and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD!)
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD 16.99

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Trinidad Steel DrummersTrinidad Steel Drummers ... LP
Cherry, Early 70s. Very Good .... $18.99
Features two very funky steel drum covers – excellent versions of "Spinning Wheel" and "Cissy Strut"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a plain white sleeve.)

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New Tusanang SoundsJohn 50 Cents ... LP
Gramma (South Africa), 1990. Very Good+ .... $24.99
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Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra feat BosqOnly Now (voc, inst, Bosq remix, Bosq remix inst) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
A sweet Afro-Funk groover, offered up here in some great remixes too! "Only Now" is a bit different than the usual Fela-styled number – in that it takes core classic inspiration, and moves it forward into a joyous funky style – with female vocals that resonate strongly in ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on red vinyl too!)

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Ed WatsonHeavy Roller ... LP
Circle (Barbados), 1981. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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Ed Watson & His Brass CircleJust A Little Bit ... LP
Charlie's, 1978. Very Good+ .... $14.99
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ET WebsterMusic Is Life ... LP
TW (Jamaica), Late 70s. Very Good .... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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WimmeCugu ... CD
Northside, 2000. Used .... $6.99
Finnish traditional chanting with ambient backing. CD

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New WitchMovin' On ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
An unusual later album from Witch – one that has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows the group picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older Zamrock styles to create a really unique sound overall! At times, the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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Hozan YamamotoSuite For Shakuhachi ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Sonar Senghor Ak Sicco YiAfrican Tribal Music & Dances ... LP
Counterpoint, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Drums and chants – pretty sparely recorded, as if the record were done somewhere out in the wilds of Africa, but most likely recorded in the wilds of Hollywood! Tracks are of varying length – and the overall sound is pretty nice. Titles include "Miva", "Changoo", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Olympic pressing in the blue photo cover.)

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used .... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Kemialliset YstavatKellari Juniversumi ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2004. Used .... $7.99
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New Kemialliset YstavatKemialliset Ysavat ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2007. Used .... $7.99
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(With original paper band. Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... LP
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $14.99
Some of the hippest sounds ever recorded on the Afghan scene – and a great reminder that the nation's got some standout music if you know where to look! The package is the third whopping volume in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in the 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Volumes 2 & 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used 2CDs .... $14.99
Some of the hippest sounds ever recorded on the Afghan scene – and a great reminder that the nation's got some standout music if you know where to look! The package combines the second and third volumes in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in ... read more CD

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ZedasheIntangible Pearls – Ancient Polyphony From The Republic Of Georgia ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy .... $8.99
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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Frankie ZhivagoAge Of Flying High ... LP
Superfly (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
Killer soul from Franki Zhivago – a rare batch of Bahamian work from the early 70s, with a groove that's as soaring of The Beginning Of The End! The cover of the set proclaims a mix of soul, rock, reggay, and country – and while we can't hear the latter, we can definitely vouch for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy .... $24.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Way cooler than the usual score you might expect – as the record not only features the main theme, plus some ethnographic recordings – but also includes cuts by Fela, Toure Kunda, and Youssou N'Dour! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $22.99
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like ... read more CD
Also available Afro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP 26.99

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New VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... CD 22.99

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New VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $18.99 19.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 1 – Funky, Hot Afro Influenced Tracks From The 60s & 70s Golden Period From Disco Fuentes ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP .... $34.99
A far reaching triple platter of Afro Colombian grooves from the late 60s & 70s – propulsive percussion, bursts of brass, hot and heavy Afro Latin funk & soul, with some surprisingly heady and otherworldly sounds permeating some of material – all culled from the vaults of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousArnhem Land Vol 1 – Authentic Australian Aboriginal Songs & Dances ... LP
EMI (Australia), Early 70s. Very Good .... $18.99
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(Vinyl has a short click on side two, track two.)

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VariousBalani Show Super Hits – Electronic Street Parties From Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
Raw sound, indeed – and possibly one of the most hard-hitting compilations so far from the Analog Africa label! There's a quality here that's mighty fresh, and which shows us that there's still plenty of African nuggets to find, if you know where to dig! Much of the music has a dark, moody ... read more CD

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VariousBenin City Grooves EP – Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad edit)/Odenigbo (Frankie Francis & Simbad edit) ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), Early 80s/2010. New Copy .... $16.99
Tropical dancefloor grooves from the Sofrito – Frankie Francis & Simbad edits of early 80s numbers by Sir Victor Uwaifo and Sonny Okusun. "Odenigbo" by Sonny Okusen's hypnotic Afro number from the early 80s is given an edit highlighting the Nigerian dancefloor rhytthm & ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBilongo – A Third Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1970s. Used .... $14.99
This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third volume in the set that began with Racubah, continued with Oulelele, and which comes up this time with a fantastic array of rare African funk tunes from the 70s – rarer than any other set we've seen on other compilations ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy .... $9.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more CD

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New VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD
Also available Bombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... LP 22.99

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New VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD 14.99

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VariousBush Taxi Mali – Field Recordings From Mali ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1998. New Copy .... $19.99
The cover is a great illustration of the feel of this set – a mound of clay and earth, with a speaker set at the top – an image that really gets at the organic feel of the music inside! The set's one of the earlier recordings in the Sublime Frequencies lineage, and if offers up a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD .... $23.99 25.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD too!)

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VariousClub Africa – Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat ... CD
Strut (UK), 1999. Used .... $19.99
Massive Afro Funk! This slammin' batch of funky African (and African-sounding) tunes was put together by the same team who did the Africa Funk set on Harmless – and it's even better than that one was! Like Africa Funk, this set compiles a whopping batch of rare tracks from the 70s, plus a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCrossing The Bridge – Istanbul Hatirasi – The Sound Of Istanbul ... CD
Double Moon (Turkey), 2005. Used .... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $19.99 21.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... read more CD

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VariousCulture Clash – The Sound Of Two Continents Colliding ... CD
Multitone, 1994. Used .... $2.99
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