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

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✨✧ Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Muruga & Big BlackSangoma Drums (clear yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
Plenty of percussion here – long improvised passages that feature work from Big Black and Muruga Booker, as well as additional clarinet and ocarina from Perry Robinson! The mix of players is quite surprising – especially if you only know Big Black's crossover global records from the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Muruga & Big BlackTuva Trance ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), 1990. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunning collaboration between Muruga Booker and Big Black– both percussionists who lead the session, but who also work here with lots of additional instrumentation that includes ocarina, violin, hammered dulcimer, and even some clarinet from avant jazz legend Perry Robinson! The tracks ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women's GroupOn Mande (with bonus download) ... LP
Tal, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
An album that features vocal performances from Ogoya Nengo and her group – but one that also expands the groove a bit with some great added percussion at times – which really expands the energy of the record past the all-acapella passages! The vocals here are a lot more earthy and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NiagaraAfire ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Heavy percussion galore – and one of the seminal early 70s classics from the Niagara combo of German drummer Klaus Weiss! The sound here is far more percussive than even on the group's more famous album for Liberty – and in addition to Weiss' work on the drum kit, the album also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Nomade OrchestraNomade Orchestra ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A Brazilian group, but one who play with a wonderfully spiritual sound – with currents of jazz that take us back to the early 70s years of Strata East and Impulse Records, but given perhaps a bit more of a contemporary twist! The large lineup definitely lives up to the orchestra in their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Nomade Orchestra ... CD 9.99
Nomade Orchestra ... LP 9.99

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Nu Guinea/Tony AllenAfrobeat Makers – Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited Vol 3 ... LP
Comet (France), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
Our favorite release so far in this great series that reworks the rhythms of Afro Funk legend Tony Allen – a record that takes original drums from Tony, breaks them down, reassembles them, and adds in a sweet range of keyboards – including lots of Fender Rhodes, Roland Jupiter, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversToo Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... LP
Sum Sum/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 29.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Rim Kwaku Obeng – an artist with African roots, but working here in the San Francisco scene of the early 80s – where he's clearly picked up a very international vibe in his music! Rim definitely plays some traditional percussion on the tracks, but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Too Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... CD 9.99

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OchoOcho 1 ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Emma OgosiNobody Knows ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Emma Ogosi is one of the stronger songwriters we've heard from the Nigerian scene of the early 80s – and a vocalist who's not afraid to put his feelings on the line, a bit in the manner of Labi Siffre's from a few years before! There's a heartbreaking vibe to some of these tunes, even when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouEchos Hypnotiques ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The second volume of rare Afrofunk from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou from Analog Africa – a killer set of material recorded at EMI Studios in Lagos, Nigeria for the Albarika Store label – impeccable sounding and feverishly played by the group! This one's fairly jaw dropping, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orient ExpressOrient Express ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
We'd never come across Orient Express before, one of the rare rock-oriented acts on the Mainsteam jazz label in the late 60s and 70s – but after a spin of this super rare hybrid of heavy psychedelic rock, HUGE percussion and electric Eastern string effects we're hooked! The group mixes heavy ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eji OyewaleCharity Begins At Home (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boban PetrovicZora ... LP
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet slice of 80s electro soul from Serbia – a set that's the lasting legacy of Boban Petrovic, an artist who was heavily influenced by funky disco sounds from the west – and maybe a bit of fusion as well! The music has a much more soulful vibe than you'd guess from the cover image ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus insert too.)

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Phairin PhonphibunLam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... LP
EM (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Other-worldly sounds from 70s Thailand – served up by the sublime vocals of Phairin Phonhibun – one of those singers who will grab you, even if you don't know what she's saying! Fortunately, this great package also features translations of the lyrics – which are helpful to turn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... CD 19.99

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Awa PouloPoulo Warali ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2017. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
Beautiful work by Awa Poulo – a Malian singer with years of work under her belt, sounding very classic on this great contemporary recording! The music is nicely spare and folksy – Awa's amazing vocals carving these hypnotic lines amidst n'goni, guitar, flute, and percussion – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Poulo Warali ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandSalah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band Present Egyptian Jazz – Ramadan In Space Time ... LP
Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – the seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working at the end of the 60s in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 18.99

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Rock Town ExpressRock Town Express ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The Rock Town Express here comes across with lots of fuzz in the guitars – that later psych influence that was tripping across the African scene in the late 70s, often mixed with a bit of funk – as in some of the hipper Zamrock grooves of the period! The approach here is maybe a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rock Town Express ... CD 14.99
 
 



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