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Exact matches: 6
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Club RythmiqueSega De La Rythmique ... CD
Sunset (France), Late 70s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Alkibar GignorLa Paix ... LP
Mississippi, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
A group with a great blend of old and new modes – a mix of rootsy sounds from their native Mali, and some more focused guitar lines that really help revolutionize their music! The notes bill Alkibar Gignor as a "garage rock band" – and while we think that's a bit of a stretch, as there's not that much rock in their music, there is a nicely gritty style of production that really helps them keep their edge – a slightly muddy mode that's a great contrast from some of the "too clean" Mali recordings out there in recent years! The vocals get distorted at times, and the guitar workouts almost verge on fuzz – even though they spin out in clear lines that are much more Malian than Anglo – and the drums have a bumping quality under the vocal interplay, bringing an unexpected vibe to the record. Titles include "Adounia", "Lahidou", "Aniya", "Adibara", "Tamala", and "Dakou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cheikh LoNe La Thiass ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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Esma Redzepova/Ensemble Stevo TeodosievskiLa Macedoine – Richesse Du Folklore No 13 ... LP
Amadeo (France), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCalypso A La Mode ... LP
Penny (Italy), 2012. Sealed ... $13.99
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(With bonus CD.)

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✨✧ Afro-Salseros De SenegalEn La Habana ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect bit of uncanny cultural exchange! In 2001 a Cuban ambassador visiting Senegal was blown away by the Afro-Cuban music he heard there. Shocked when he learned that they had never been to his island he initiated an official visit. Los Afro-Salseros de Senegal was the ad hoc combo assembled for the occasion featuring Senegal's greatest salseros, drawn from some of the country's most legendary bands – but here they play together as if they've worked with one another for decades. Singers Labal Sosseh, and Pepe Fall were members of the mighty Star Band, vocalist Mar Seck and guitarist Yahya Fall worked in Number 1 de Dakar, while avuncular tenor saxophonist Issa Cissokho is a charter member of Orchestra Baobab. The album was recorded in Havana's legendary Egrem studio on the 2001 visit, and while the song structures are pure Afro-Caribbean magic, the arresting vocals, the bubbling percussion, and the killer guitar work could've only come from Senegal. Tracks include "Aminata", "Borom Gal", "Diongoma", "Africa", and "El Manisero". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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BalojiKinshasa Succursale ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2011. Used ... $6.99
One of the most compelling combinations of global styles we've heard in awhile – a great second set from Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji! The set's got an unusual approach that's rooted in African instrumentation, run through European filters, and imbued with a bit of hip hop energy – particularly in Baloji's sharply-spoken lyrics – which are more bold messages than straight hip hop rhymes – especially set amidst some of the warmer, more flowing musical passages. The set features guest work from a wide range of talents – including Konono No.1, soukous stars Zaiko Langa Langa, American soul maverick Amp Fiddler, brass band Fanfare La Confiance, and the choir Choeur La Grace – all of whom leave their unique imprint on the set – creating a great sense of change as the music flows along. Titles include "Tshena Ndekela", "De L'Autre Cote De La Mere", "Genese 89", "Kesho", "Tout Ceci Ne Vous Rendra Pas Le Congo", "Nazongi Ndako", and "Karibu Ya Bintou". CD

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BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". CD
Also available Dois (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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BatidaDois (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of whole album!)
Also available Dois ... CD 11.99

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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the greatest things to ever come out of Hugh Masekela's association with Uni Records – an album of instrumental tunes that recalls the older sound of the South African scene, yet which also has more of that modern and slightly funky groove that Hugh was bringing to his own work in the 60s! The drums here are a lot heavier and fuller than they would be on older South African tunes – and instead of using penny whistles and more folksy instrumentation, the horn work here has a hipper LA-styled approach that's really quite nice – almost like The Crusaders teaming up with Hugh for the album's tracks. Titles include the incredibly dark groover "Thimlela", a sonic treat that's worth the price of the album alone – plus "What's The Matter Zulu", "Special Branch", "No Passport", "Letter To Prospect Township", "Isangoma", and "Foyi Foyi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and old tape along the spine & seams.)

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Peter KingMiliki Sound ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 31.99
A great groove from the legendary Peter King – an album served up in a wicked mix of jazz and roots – a perfect summation of his Miliki Sound of the 70s! The core rhythms are very focused – rooted in high life, but with a more skittish energy overall – and they're topped by Peter's own great work on tenor sax, flute, and piano – plus guest performances by Dudu Pukwana on alto and Eddie Tantan on trumpet! The mode shows King's unique trans-hemisphere journey in the 70s – his frequent time with other expatriates in England, and his sense of a place for a wider Afro groove on the European scene. Yet despite this all, the whole thing is served up without any easy cliches or attempts to go commercial – just a core sound that's mighty nice all the way through. Titles include "Iya La Jole", "Jo Jolo", "Boleya Koya", "Gyinmi Komo", and "Elelzy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaReconstruction ... CD
Chisa/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Hugh Masekela kicks off the 70s with this wonderfully bold statement – a record that's light years from the shorter, simpler instrumentals of his earliest American years – and which really shows Hugh trying to reach out for a new groove! Masekela sings a bit on the set – often with this raspy tone that echoes his slight grimace on the cover – and instrumentation includes lots of work from other LA electric jazz giants, including members of The Crusaders – with Joe Sample on Fender Rhodes, Monk Montgomery and Wilton Felder on bass, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Larry Willis on piano. Some of the best tracks have earthy percussion at the bottom – congas by Francisco Aguabella – which complicates the rhythms in a great way – and titles include "Woza", "I Can't Dance", "Make Me A Potion", "Sala Le Mane", "Traces", and "Leave Us Alone". CD

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MombasaAfrican Rhythms & Blues ... LP
Spiegelei/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A sublime blend of spiritual jazz and African rhythms – and one of the few 70s recordings made by Mombasa, a European group put together by LA trombonist Lou Blackburn! The record's got a much more righteous sound than any of Blackburn's work of the 60s – a boldness and sense of pride that comes from its blending of percussion, acoustic bass, and soaring horn lines on trombone, trumpet, and bamboo flute! Other African elements slide into the music too – like bits of kalimba – and the lack of piano or keyboards on the record makes for an especially earthy sound, one that trades rhythm from the percussion with melodies from the horns in a really magical way. Tracks are long, and the set was recorded with the same post-colonial energy as similar work from Paris or London at the time – a really righteous groove that longs to be rediscovered! Titles include "Nairobi", "Massai", "Holz", "Kenia", "Makishi", and "Shango". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 26.98
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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