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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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VariousSynthesize The Soul – Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 to 1988 ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Fantastic sounds from the unique musical crossroads of Cape Verde – an island culture that's closest to Africa in geographical terms, but which also has a strong influence from European colonization, and some shared musical modes from the Caribbean scene! Later Cape Verdean global stars have perhaps come across with a more iconic approach – but the work here is from the earliest years of independence, and shows a culture ready to reach out, bring in new ideas, and send them back out to the rest of the planet with a new sense of pride! Some cuts here remind us of the best Caribbean club from the start of the 80s, other cuts have some of that electro soul spirit that was bubbling in the post-colonial scene in Paris – and still others have maybe more of a rootsier approach, with lots of guitars in the rhythm, of a mode you might hear in West African music. The collection's a great one – filled with detailed notes, and brimming over with music that will get you far beyond any Cape Verde cliches you might be expecting. Titles include "Babylon 79" by Americo Brito, "Lameirao" by Kola, "Nanda" by Pedrinho, "Nos Criola" by Nhu De Ped Bia, "Mie Fogo" by Dionisio Maio, "Melhor Futuro" by Tam Tam 2000, "Nova Coladeira" by Cabo Verde Show, "Chuma Lopes" by Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela, "Farmacia" by Abel Lima, and "Bo Ta Cool" by Jovino Dos Santos. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About May 30, 2018
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through that new sense of freedom that an artist like Cultier found on the Parisian scene – where he could also explore some jazzier inspirations, and move the grooves into so many great areas! The album's got a wonderful vibe – a sound that appeals both to lovers of global funk from the 70s, and sweet fusion as well – thanks to some great work on Fender Rhodes and vibes by Cultier. Titles include "Sousaki", "Ouelele", "Missie Sirop", "Laini", "Ni Tellement Longtemps", and "Mazouk Souvenir". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kou Keri KouCanto Negro/Cerbatana ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
A Spanish group, but one who draw inspiration from all over the globe – as they criss-cross Southern Hemisphere sounds from both sides of the Atlantic on "Canto Negro" – a tune that's got a nice sing/songy groove! "Cerbatana" is even deeper – a rich tune with a strong trumpet solo in the lead – almost South African in approach, but over rhythms that mix bass, watery guitar, and percussion! (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records releases, including the complete tracks of the albums Hedzohleh Sounds and I Am Not Afraid! During his Chisa years, Hugh really opened up his groove – taking the mix of jazz and South African soul of the early days, and fusing it with all the new influences he was picking up on the LA scene – then finding a way to go backwards, and open up new channels for African inspiration in his music – as he worked with a trans-Atlantic blend of musicians that also included help from members of The Crusaders too! The music here just gets hipper and hipper as the years go on – and the whole thing comes in a book-like package that also features great notes on every period of music – spread out over 3CDs, with a total of 47 tracks that include "Ha Lese Le Di Khana", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Hush", "Stimela", "In The Market Place", "Jungle Jim", "Whitch Doctor", "Colonial Man", "Been Such A Long Time Gone", "African Secret Society", "If There's Anybody Out There", "Boermusiek", "Bajabula Bonke", "Child Of The Earth", "Woza", "Salele Mane", "Caution", "Yei Baa Gbe Wolo", "Mace & Grenades", "Blues For Huey", and "Son Of Ice Bag". CD

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (7LP set) ... LP
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... On July 20, 2018
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records releases, including the complete tracks of the albums Hedzohleh Sounds and I Am Not Afraid! During his Chisa years, Hugh really opened up his groove – taking the mix of jazz and South African soul of the early days, and fusing it with all the new influences he was picking up on the LA scene – then finding a way to go backwards, and open up new channels for African inspiration in his music – as he worked with a trans-Atlantic blend of musicians that also included help from members of The Crusaders too! The music here just gets hipper and hipper as the years go on – and the whole thing comes in a book-like package that also features great notes on every period of music – spread out over 3CDs, with a total of 47 tracks that include "Ha Lese Le Di Khana", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Hush", "Stimela", "In The Market Place", "Jungle Jim", "Whitch Doctor", "Colonial Man", "Been Such A Long Time Gone", "African Secret Society", "If There's Anybody Out There", "Boermusiek", "Bajabula Bonke", "Child Of The Earth", "Woza", "Salele Mane", "Caution", "Yei Baa Gbe Wolo", "Mace & Grenades", "Blues For Huey", and "Son Of Ice Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD 27.99

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XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Xtasy have a name and a look that feels a lot like some of the mainstream American soul acts of the time – and the sound of this album definitely fits that image too! The grooves are a sweet blend of bumping basslines and keyboards – borrowing strongly from electro soul instrumentation of the time, with that leaner funky approach that so many American groups picked up by the mid 80s. There's maybe a few elements that hint at the group's home on the other side of the Atlantic – but even some of the percussive spots hearken towards the criss-crossing of cultures that were bubbling up on the New York scene. Titles include "Be With You", "Let Your Body Go", "Eje Kajo", "Feel So Good", "Light Of You", and "Throw Down". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrobeat/Brasil ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer collection of contemporary Afro Funk work – but all served up from quite a surprising source! The music here is all from Brazil, but also continues that nation's long tradition of sharing roots and culture with the continent across the Atlantic – a legacy that's sometimes been subtle, especially as sounds get localized – but which bursts out here with a renewed sense of pride and power! The style on many cuts is nicely different than some of the too-slavish Afro combos from up north – as these musicians aren't afraid to make their own shifts in sound, and leave their own mark on the music – so that much of the cuts feel more like a fusion between rootsier traditions from both sides of the ocean, often given a funky and jazzy spin. Titles include "Afoxe" by Camarao Orchestra, "Etiopia" by Thiago Franca, "Musico" by Lucas Santtana, "Democracia" by Otto Nasca, "Farofa De Banana" by Trabalhos Espaciais Manuais, "Wababa" by Andre Sampaiao & Os Afromandinga, "Logun" by Meta Meta, "Origem" by Andre Abujamra, and "Bass Do Tambo" by BNegao & Os Seletores De Frequencia. CD
 
 
 



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