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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- with an especially strong emphasis on the music of Africa, India, and the Mid-East!


Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing groove from the legendary Amadou Balake – music that's got this tight focus that has everything coming down together right in the middle – from basslines to percussion to some mighty skittish guitar! The rhythmic lines here are even sharper than in other Afro Funk from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A killer follow-up to the earlier Nigeria 70 compilation on Strut Records – a second set that digs even deeper than before, and one that shows a huge range of Nigerian grooves from the 70s! The styles here go way beyond familiar Afro Funk – and the rhythms here are often quite ... CD
Clermont, 2014. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy CD & DVD
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen ... CD
Isithembiso
Soul Brother (South Africa), 1984. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
John 50 Cents
Gramma (South Africa), 1990. Very Good+
LP, Vinyl record album
Vol 1 – Sound Magic
Real World, 1996. Used
CD
Le Voyageur
Earth Beat, 1992. Used
CD
Village
World Music Network, 2012. Used
CD
Alchema
World Village (France), 2013. Used
CD
Green Wave, 2001. Used
CD
Monoswezi
Parallel Thought (Norway), 2010. Used
CD
Music From Tuva
Amiata, 1998. Used
CD
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually ... CD
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 – ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Knitting Factory, 1971/1972/1974/1975. New Copy 6 LPs (reissue)
A killer array of funky grooves from Fela Kuti – served up in a 6LP box set, with records chosen by Ginger Baker! Baker's a key choice to work on the set – given his famous recordings with Fela, heard here on the album's leadoff record – Fela & Ginger Baker Live! Next up is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Anti, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book
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 ... CD
Ribbon, 2013. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy 3CD
Amazing sounds from Fela – a previously-unreleased live show from the mid 80s! Given that there's very few live recordings of Fela at all, the album's quite a treasure – and is almost even more important, as it's one of the few from a time when Fela was hardly recording at all – ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2005. Used
The first album from Chicago Afrobeat Project – and a set that rivals any of the best Afro Funk out there on other scenes of late! We'll be honest in saying we'd actually missed this one the first time around, but the group's recent fame has led us back to this one – and it's every bit ... CD
Earthworks (UK), 1989. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
Zen Kiss
Real World, 1994. Used
CD
Real World, 1990s. Used
CD
JMG, 2006. Used
CD
Les Tambourinaires Du Burundi
Real World, 1992. Used
CD
Vol 3 – Further In Time
Real World, 2001. Used
CD
Hera Ma Nono
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used
A sublime second album on Thrill Jockey from Extra Golden – a more cohesive blend Kenyan benga and reverent American groove rock! The globally stretched partnership of the group continues on in honor of the deceased co-founding guitarist/singer/composer Otieno Jagwasi for this one. Opiyo ... CD
Push The Fader, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
A great collaboration between DJ Center and Akyoa Afrobeat Project – one that takes the Afro Funk group into some great new territory! The vibe here still echoes the classic modes of Akyoa's other records, but also adds in some slight clubby touches too – focusing a bit more on the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Movin' On
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
En Slip Chaussettes (vocal, dub)
L'inlassable Disque (France), 2008. New Copy (pic cover)
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 ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sublime Frequencies, Mid 90s-2000s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kemialliset Ysavat
Fonal (Finland), 2007. Used
CD
Battements Au Coeur De L'Orient – Batement In Orient Heart
Accords Croises (France), 2007. Used
CD
Kellari Juniversumi
Fonal (Finland), 2004. Used
CD
Congotronics
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used
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 ... CD
Pyramid Blue
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. Used
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 ... CD
Mechmetio
Intuition, 2000. Used
CD
EMI (UK), 1989. Used
The Indian Madonna! ... CD
Frou Frou Rokko
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy
African rhythms with a distinctively Ethiopian inspired sound from Woima Collective – with even more dexterous percussive textures than on their earlier work – nicely layered underneath some snakey, hypnotic horns and psych funk guitar grooves! The players include veterans of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jealousy
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Icala
Soul Brothers (South Africa), 1985. Near Mint-
Titles include "Into Yami", "Hamb Uyogana", "Icala", "Ungazi Ngabo", "Wangithanda Ungaqondanga", and "Ungenwe Yini". ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 23, 2014


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