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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!




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✨✧ VariousHarafin So – Bollywood-Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria ... CD
Sahel Sounds, Mid 90s. Used ... $8.99
Indian music with a Nigerian twist – heard here in a set of recordings from the Hausa cinematic scene! At first listen, you can hear the Bollywood influence right away – both in the rhythms of the tunes, which have that festive, bouncing quality of an Indian film music number – ... read more CD
(Small cutout hole through digipack case.)

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✨✧ VariousHasabe – Killer Ethiopian R&B From The Golden Age Of Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A very unique version of funk – wonderful sounds cut during the golden years of Ethiopian music in the late 60s and early 70s – presented here in a sweet vinyl-only sampler that brings together the best bits from the long-running Ethiopiques CD series! The collection is filled with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more CD
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Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 (with bonus 7-inch & download) ... LP 34.99
Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more CD
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Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD 18.99
Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 (with bonus 7-inch & download) ... LP 34.99

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VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 (with bonus 7-inch & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.98
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch with "Fela's Special" and "Aigana" by Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Highlife Rakers.)
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Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD 18.99
Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD 14.99

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VariousIndian Talking Machine – 78rpm Record & Gramophone Collecting On The Subcontinent (2CDs & book) ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2016. New Copy 2 CDS & Book ... Just Sold Out!
A mindblowing collection of vintage sounds from Indian 78rpm recordings – pulled together in a hardcover book that also features over 300 full color photographs! The sounds are sublime – great enough on their own, and an array of early Indian traditional styles on record, mixed with ... read more CD

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VariousJapan – Okinawa – Classical & Courtly Songs Of The Ryukyu ... CD
Ocora (France), 2012. Used ... $7.99
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(Barcode has a cutout notch.)

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VariousJit Jive – Zimbabwean Street Party ... CD
Sheer Sound, 2003. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousKwaito EP – The Roots Of South African House – 1990 to 1994 ... 12-inch
Egoli (Netherlands), Early 90s. New Copy ... $13.99
Three great tracks we've never heard before – all under-circulated gems from the early 90s scene in South Africa! First up is "Abobaby" by Patleo 4U – a tune that has this cool deep-toned vocal chorus that's almost brooding, which leads into a bassy rhythm topped by a soaring ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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VariousLa Route Musicale De La Soie/The Musical Silk Road (2CD set) ... CD
Accords Croises (France), 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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(Out of print, small mark through barcode.)

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VariousLife Is Dance – Further Plugged-In Adventures From The Pakistani Picture House ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
Wow! Here's a really far out collection of music from 70s Pakistan – the second volume in great series of Lollywood recordings put together by Finders Keepers – wildly eclectic music that ranges from freaked out, fuzzy psych rock, to rawly percussive funk, spacey synth tunes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu ... CD
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more CD
Also available Light & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Light & Sound Of Mogadishu ... CD 12.99

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VariousLost Shadows – In Defence of the Soul – Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, & Ritual 1978 ... CD
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
One of the most interesting ethnographic projects we've ever heard from sound artist and theoretician David Toop – a series of late 70s recordings of the Yanomami cultures in the far north of Brazil – a people who had very little contact with mainstream civilization, and a very ... read more CD

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VariousMbuti Pygmies Of The Ituri Rainforest ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1957/1958. Used ... $3.99
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✨✧ VariousMusic From Saharan Cellphones ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99
A great set of music that's literally as its title indicates – compiled from the memory cards from cell phone users in the Saharan Desert – not only a fascinating selection of modern West African music, but a bit of a time capsule of modern "connected" musical culture of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusic From The Mountain Provinces ... LP
Numero, 1988. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Incredible sounds from the mountains of the Philippines – music recorded in the mid 80s, but with a very timeless feel overall! The styles here are unlike anything else we've ever heard – and are certainly light years from the little bit of Philippine pop or rock on record – with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl and cover – and comes with a Folkways-styled set of notes!)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Of Xinjiang – Kazakh & Uyghur Music Of Central Asia ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible sounds from Xinjiang – the Chinese prefecture that was also known as East Turkestan – almost all of them coming from the sorts of unique string instruments on the cover! The music here is a stunning blend of rhythmic impulses and melodic explosions – often produced by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An explosive entry in Soundway's impeccable Nigeria Special series of rare Afrobeat – digging deep for for material that's largely been lost for years and years – many recorded in the wake of the Fela revolution and all of it exciting and essential! Of all the stellar tracks on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousNouakchott Wedding Songs ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99
Not the sort of music you're likely to hear at your cousin's wedding this summer – and instead, a really enigmatic set of tracks that features cool, flanged-out sounds on the stringed instrument pictured on the cover – which is electrified, and mixed with chanted vocals and crowd noise! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies – with bonus booklet of notes!)
 
 



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