Relatively recent work from King Sunny Ade – but a set that's still got Ade working with all the charms we remember from his early 80s rise to global stardom! There's a warm quality to most of the tracks here – a mix of rhythmic elements that keep things moving forward, plus lighter ... read moreCD
Amazing funk from this new Afro Beat combo! Forget that they're a bunch of young guys from New York – because the sound of this one is pure 70s Africa, with hard heavy drum work, super-tight horn riffing, spiraling keyboard lines, and some excellent guitar! You probably also know the work ... read moreCD
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... read moreCD
A treasure trove of Bollywood soundtrack sounds from creative partnership of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma – material from the 60s to the 90s – a wealth of Bollywood gems on 2CDs! The composer duo's grasp of far reaching styles, within the exuberant ... read moreCD
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International —
Odo Sanbra ... CD Occidental Brothers, 2009. Used ...
A Chicago combo, but one with a very international groove – a sound that hearkens back to West African grooves of the 70s, played here with a great mix of guitars, percussion, and saxes! Most tunes are recorded with a very spare style that almost sounds classic – and the vocals from ... read moreCD
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Osibisa ... CD Going For A Song (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ...
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 moreCD
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... read moreCD
A searing second set from Souljazz Orchestra – easily one of the funkiest groups in the contemporary Afro Funk underground! The set's even sharper than their first – really tight on the rhythms, which are filled with skittish guitars that cut a groove strongly – vamping and quick- ... read moreCD
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 moreCD