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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available We Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP 27.99

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Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD
Glitterbeat, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also ... read more CD
Also available Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNice Yillara Gulum ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, ... read more CD

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AktionGroove The Funk ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
The title's no like – as these guys definitely groove, and they're definitely funky too – a sweet 70s combo from the Lagos scene, and one who play with a very sharp edge at their core! Aktion make nice use of darker, downturning chords – which creates a moody feel to their funk, ... read more CD

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Okyerema AsanteDrum Message ... CD
Black Fire, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
A seminal bit of funky Afrojazz from the DC scene of the 70s! The album features work by percussionist Okyerema Asante, and also includes sax work by Plunky Nakabinde – best known as the leader of the group Oneness Of Juju. Plunky's influence can really be felt strongly on the set – ... read more CD

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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $31.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's ... read more CD
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Bixiga 70Bixiga 70 III ... CD
Traquitana (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A hard-burning Afro Funk combo from Brazil – a group who play in a style that's definitely got the best of both worlds in the mix – still going strong on this excellent third album! The set's got way more going on than usual in the rhythms – enough straight qualities to link the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Jagger BotchwayOdze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Sweet African funk from Jagger Botchway – a musician with roots in The Barons, Hedzoleh Soundz, and Kelenkye Band – stepping out here on his own in a heady brew of percussion, guitar lines, and horns! Some of the cuts are vocal, some are instrumental – and the mix of melody and ... read more CD
Also available Odze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... LP 13.99

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD
Also available Jungle Magic (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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CymandeSimple Act Of Faith ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
The first album in many years from Cymande – that ultra-cool British group who gave us a run of great funk records in the 70s! The style here is surprisingly faithful to the original Cymande sound – especially the basslines, which have this head-nodding, slow-grooving style that's ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Simple Act Of Faith ... LP 22.99

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Roman DiazL'O Da Fun Bata ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A very rootsy set of Cuban bata – and a record that almost feels like a vintage session for Folkways than some of the more contemporary music on the Motema label! The album's got a strong Yoruba bend – and features spoken passages between most of the percussive tracks – ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Manu DibangoHome Made ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A late 70s killer from Manu Dibango – recorded in Nigeria, and with a style that mixes his own sax-heavy funk with some of the leaner Lagos grooves of the time! The tracks are all nice and long – longer than most on any of Manu's other late 70s albums – and they stretch out in ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoSun Explosion ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
A record that really shows the continuing evolution of the sound of Manu Dibango – the artist's relentless drive to move forward and keep coming up with new ways to groove! The style here is quite different than the short, stark vibe of Manu's earlier work – as the tracks are all long, ... read more CD

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo – music recorded in Lisbon at the start of the 80s, and issued here on vinyl for the first time ever! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of ... read more CD

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Chiemi EriChiemi Eri ... CD
King/Akuphone (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful music from Chiemi Eri – a Japanese singer who is possibly best known in our world for her jazz recordings of the 60s – but who also cut some more traditional styles as well! This collection focuses on those sides of Eri's career – compelling music that mixes older songs ... read more CD

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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 1 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A piano trio takes on the biguine rhythms of Guadeloupe – those long-spun, cascading grooves that turn out to be a surprisingly great fit for jazz – especially the percussive approach of David Fackeure on piano! David's bright lines on the piano leap out in warmly melodic fashion over ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2005/2006. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A great reworking of biguine rhythms into jazz-based forms – served up here by pianist David Fackeure with some great help from Xavier Richardeau on a variety of saxes! The additional reed passages bring some nice edges to the piano lines that spin out with the captivating grooves – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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FadoulAl Zman Saib ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the funkiest records ever cut in Morocco – the debut set from Fadoul – a singer who starts out the record with a cover of James Brown funk, then moves into a whole host of heady sounds as the set goes on! In truth, these guys are probably more of a garage band than a soul ... read more CD

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more CD
Also available Mots D'Amour ... LP 23.99

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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas ... CD
Continental, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The great second album from Ghana's K. Frimpong – backed by the group Vis-a-Vis (though billed in the title as his Cubano Fiestas) – a stunning blend of Ghanian Highlife music and rawer Afro Funk & soul! A few K. Frimpong numbers appeared on some of our favorite African ... read more CD
 
 



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