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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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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... CD
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A Nigerian soul classic from Gboyega Adelaja – an artist who spent a fair bit of time on the US scene in the mid 70s, where he clearly drank from the deep well of funk and soul! The album's got a vibe that's maybe a bit tighter and groovier than some of Adelaja's contemporaries – maybe ... read more CD

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... CD
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more CD
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... LP 23.99

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AkwassaIn The Groove ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
An interesting turning point for this funky Nigerian group of the 70s – as the set's still got the chunky rhythms of previous efforts, but also shows a touch of influence from reggae on some of the grooves – as well as some very cool use of keyboard touches that give the whole thing ... read more CD
Also available In The Groove ... LP 22.99

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Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... read more CD

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more CD
Also available Simigwa ... LP 23.99

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Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... read more CD

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more CD

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP 22.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 18.99

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Adama BarryLembi ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Spare sounds get taken to the next dimension – as the music of Adama Barry is presented in both its original creation, and in a set of remixes by Henrik Schwarz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, and others! The album's got an unusual approach – as two-thirds of the ... read more CD

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Thomas Bartlett & Nico MuhlyPeter Pears – Balinese Ceremonial Music ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
An interesting little album – a set that's part indie, and part a surprisingly great tribute to the music of the Indonesian gamelan – extrapolated through the compositions of Colin McPhee, who was one of the first to transcribe the sound of the percussive ensemble for the piano! The ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Bibi Den's TshibayiSensible ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A wonderful conflation of grooves all taking place in a single space – some of the West African modes of the late 70s, coming into play with more contemporary soul elements – all spun out over a quartet of long tracks that are filled with unusual grooves! Instrumentation is electric ... read more CD
Also available Sensible (with bonus download) ... LP 25.99

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD

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Baba Commandment & The Mandingo BandSiri Ba Kele ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... read more CD

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Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Siku ... LP 20.99

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Eugene DeloucheDel's Jazz Biguine – Les Annees Ritmo Paris 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.98
Very cool jazz from the Paris scene of the early 50s – an assortment of singles released on the Ritmo label, owned by reedman Eugene Delouche – who works here in a very cool blend of Martinique rhythms and modern jazz! The grooves here are a key part of the growing biguine style of the ... read more CD

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kiki GyanFeeling So Good ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic groover from Kiki Gyan – a singer from Ghana who worked in Osibisa during the early 70s – but one who's also got a really universal club vibe here on this overlooked gem from the end of the 70s! The record's got a bubbling, upbeat vibe that really lives up to its title ... read more CD
Also available Feeling So Good ... LP 22.99

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HamaHoumeissa ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest records we've heard on the Sahel Sound label to date – not the usual guitar material you might know from the imprint, but instead a batch of very cosmic keyboards – all instrumental, and spinning out into space with a vibe that's almost a collision between the best ... read more CD
Also available Houmeissa ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $10.99 15.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more CD

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Shin Joong Hyun & Yup JunsShin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns ... CD
Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... read more CD

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Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... read more CD

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Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival CrossMy Heart Wavers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available My Heart Wavers ... LP 29.99

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Anthony JosephPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available People Of The Sun ... LP 24.99

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more CD
Also available Jongler ... LP 26.99

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 22.98
A beautiful set of contemporary yoruba recordings – performed by the Konkere Beats group in Nigeria, and with a different vibe than some of the more familiar yoruba material from the Caribbean! The sacred sounds are full of percussion and vocal chants – and have a vibe that's maybe ... read more CD

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Sarathy KorwarMy East Is Your West ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
A really amazing little record – one that's partly in the "jazz meets Indian" mode of Joe Harriott's experiments of the 60s – but a performance that also brings in a lot more from spiritual jazz, even though most of the instrumentation is more traditional! The set is live, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more CD
Also available An Ka Sonje ... LP 15.99

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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... read more CD

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Femi KutiOne People One World ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... read more CD
Also available One People One World (with download) ... LP 22.99

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more CD

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L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa DeL'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
The one and only album by Mali's Sidi Yassa De Kayes – a beautiful group who really transcend any easy labels or genre conventions! The style here is almost more personal than some of the other large ensembles in Mali at the time – as the feel is pretty raw and up-close throughout, ... read more CD

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD

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Lancelot LayneBlow Way ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 39.99
The first-ever collection we've seen to focus on the mighty talents of Lancelot Layne – an important talent on the Trinidad scene of the 70s – and an artist who really helped forge a unique hybrid of soul at the time! The music here isn't the usual Caribbean club groove – ... read more CD

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Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more CD

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Le Mystere Jazz De TombouctouLe Mystere Jazz De Tombouctou ... CD
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing music from Mali – quite different than most other albums we've heard from that scene in the 70s – with wonderful reed work that really lives up to the "jazz" in the group's name! The sound is bold and righteous, but with an other-worldly vibe too – a really ... read more CD

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Lionel LouekeJourney ... CD
Aparte (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Lionel Loueke, standing nicely on the borders of his styles – playing jazzily, to be sure – but also opening up with plenty of global elements too – in a lineup that includes the musician on a bit of percussion, alongside other percussion from Cyro Baptista and Christi Joza Orisha ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Tunde MabaduViva Disco ... CD
Afrodisia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Long live disco, but not the sort that was big on the American scene of the 70s – as Tunde Mabadu serves up a nicely lean version of the music here – filled with Nigerian funk elements, and plenty of his own great work on tenor and alto sax! The tunes are jumpy, jaunty, and plenty darn ... read more CD
Also available Viva Disco ... LP 23.99

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Baris MancoNick The Chopper ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Baris Manco was one of the leading lights of the Turkish music scene in the 70s, but that didn't stop him from setting his sights on points farther west – as you'll hear on this funky gem from the mid 70s, complete with English language lyrics for the sorts of tunes that could have burst out ... read more CD

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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 ... read more CD

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very ... read more CD

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Richard Nappy Mayers & OthersNappy Music Man – Soul, Pop, Disco, Funk, Crossover From Trinidad 1975 to 1981 ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 27.98
A long-overdue look at the legendary producer/performer Richard Nappy Mayers – the man behind some really wonderful Caribbean grooves at the end of the 70s! Mayers' music here is often a version of American funk, speckled with all the right sort of elements from the islands – elements ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate ... read more CD

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Kim Jung MiNow ... CD
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Mdou MoctarIlana – The Creator ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album titled after the creator, and a set that's maybe the most spiritual to date from Tuareg guitar genius Mdou Moctar – a record that comes across with a strong sense of focus right from the start, and which seems to have Mdou's guitar sounding even better than ever! The drums are maybe ... read more CD

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more CD

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Nana MouskouriVoice Of Greece (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
A huge amount of early work from Nana Mouskouri – a singer who looked a bit like a librarian, with glasses to match – but who managed to catapult to huge global fame in the 60s and 70s! Part of that fame was due to the fact that Nana was not only a great singer, but also graced with a ... (Vocalists, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
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 CD

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more CD

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OkonkoloCantos ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 17.98
Soulful and spiritual sounds from Yoruban via Brooklyn combo Okonkolo! There's a wonderful sonic range here – with voices, bata drum and coro strngs at the core – often taking flight on Cantos with some really nice additional strings and horns that bring the songs to soaring, sometimes ... read more CD
Also available Cantos ... LP 19.99

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OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $15.99
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... read more CD
Also available African Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... LP 27.99

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Orchestre Les MangelepaLast Band Standing ... CD
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A legendary East African band – finally given their due on the international scene! The set's got all the sharp edges and rich charms of older work by Orchestre Les Mangelepa – but there's also a focused clarity, and maybe even a maturity of presentation that's really nice too – ... read more CD

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Sir Shina PetersSewele ... CD
Top Star/Strut (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
There's a really fantastic sense of sound going on here – not the usual Afro Funk, even though the record is plenty darn funky – and instead this really unique interplay between the bass and drums of the rhythms, and the overall sense of production! The record clearly has some mixing ... read more CD
Also available Sewele ... LP 21.99

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Geraldo PinoAfro Soco Soul Live ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A blistering batch of live tracks from the amazing Geraldo Pino – super-tight Afro Funk with a groove to rival some of James Brown's funkiest work! Pino clearly takes a lot of cues from The Godfather in the way he leads the band – working with an MC who starts the set and calls him to ... read more CD
Also available Afro Soco Soul Live ... LP 22.99

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Professor RhythmProfessor 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1991. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A set of brightly bubbling grooves from Professor Rhythm – and a record that really seems to fit the changing mood on the South African scene of the time! Most of the tracks are instrumental – with just a bit of chorus vocals here and there – and they've got an upbeat, optimistic ... read more CD

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RealityReality (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dureco/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Almir RicardiFesta Funk ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more CD

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Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los IntocablesSabor Maracuya Desnuda ... CD
Empty Cellar, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 10.00
Far-reaching yet finely-honed Chicano soul and Afro Latin grooves from Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables – a Bay Area combo putting a fresh spin on diverse influences, captured really well on a debut album that captures them so naturally you feel like they're right there in the room! A ... read more CD

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Dede Saint PrixL'Integrale Dede Saint Prix (5CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $19.99 29.98
20 years of music from the great Dede Saint Prix – collected here in a set that stands as a great introduction to his many talents! Dede sings, plays percussion, and also adds in a lot of his own work on flute – all in a groove that's been one of the strongest from the French Caribbean ... read more CD

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Pierre SandwidiLe Troubadour De La Savane - 1976 to 1980 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost legacy in music from Pierre Sandwidi – a singer from Burkina Faso who had a fair bit to say about the social situation in his West African nation – often working in a mode that was a bit more cut off from mainstream music on the continent, which resulted in a very unique sort of ... read more CD

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz ... read more CD

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 1 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... read more CD

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Baba & Djana SissokoFasiya ... CD
Blind Faith, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Baba Sissoko – a perfect showcase both for his electrified instruments, and for the soulful vocals of his daughter Djana! The set's almost more of an all-out funk affair than you might expect – definitely with echoes of older Ethiopian ... read more CD
Also available Fasiya ... LP 18.99

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Jo TongoAfrican Funk Experimentals 1968 to 1982 + 2017 ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s/2017. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
A great range of grooves from Jo Tongo – an artist from Cameroon who definitely lives up to the "experimentals" nature of this excellent series! Jo's groove is nicely fluid – sometimes with a clubby funk mode that draws a lot from the underground American 12" scene of ... read more CD

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Sidi ToureToubalbero ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... read more CD

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more CD
Also available Otodi ... LP 29.99

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WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... read more CD

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more CD

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Hozan YamamotoStandard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds – A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi, & Big Band ... CD
King (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
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Toshiaki Yokota & Beat GenerationFlute Adventure ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A definite flute adventure from Japanese reedman Toshiaki Yokota – one that's got some wonderfully trippy elements, in the best spirit of some of the most groundbreaking MPS sessions at the end of the 60s! Yokota plays a variety of flutes, and he's backed by electric guitar, bass, and plenty ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second chapter of the African Scream Contest compilation – the first of which introduced a huge new audience to the funky sounds of Benin in the 70s! This set is every bit as fantastic as the first – filled with tunes that have these darkly brooding, heavy funk ... read more CD

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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The fifth volume of Buda's great Angola series examines the most contemporary musical streams of this strife-torn West African nation. Ebullient grooves serve to transcend the violence and instability while beautiful, mournful laments rhapsodize what's been lost. The music on this volume ... read more CD

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more CD
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more CD

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Heavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... LP 18.99

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... read more CD

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VariousPantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... read more CD

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc ... CD
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music ... read more CD

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VariousSweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A stunning discovery in music – incredible sounds from the under-documented Somali scene – collected together from an archive of tapes that was rescued from a radio station right before the nation's years of political turmoil! The music here was mostly issued on cassette in the 70s and ... read more CD
Also available Sweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... LP 26.99

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VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.14
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousTropical Disco Hustle Vol 2 – More Rare Carribean Disco ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
The sound of disco left no corner of the world untouched in the late 70s – and the hipper side of the dancefloor mode had an especially strong impact down in the Caribbean! Of course, that's maybe not as much of a surprise – when you consider how much back/forth action was going on ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousTurkish Ladies – Female Singers From Turkey 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Sony (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A much-needed look at the huge legacy of female singers in Turkish music during the 70s – one that stands as a great complement to so much of the recent reissues of male artists from the same time! Much of this music shares qualities with reissues on labels like Pharaway Sounds or Finders ... read more CD
Also available Turkish Ladies – Female Singers From Turkey 1974 to 1988 ... LP 18.99

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VariousTwo Niles To Sing A Melody – The Violins & Synths Of Sudan ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Mid 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 24.99
Other-worldly sounds from the place where the Nile River splits into two – the hugely under-tapped legacy of Sudanese music from the scene in Khartoum – presented here in a beautifully lavish style! The package is as much a history book as a mindblowing set of music – as the ... read more CD
Also available Two Niles To Sing A Melody – The Violins & Synths Of Sudan (3LP set) ... LP 33.99

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VariousUniverse De Saravah – Un Voyage Avec Pierre Barouh 1 ... CD
Saravah/Core Port (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic trip around the globe, led by a famous record label from Paris – the legendary Saravah Records, headed up by the great singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – and home to music by Brigitte Fontaine, Areski, Steve Lacy, and even the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet despite the growing ... read more CD

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VariousUniverse De Saravah – Un Voyage Avec Pierre Barouh 2 ... CD
Saravah/Core Port (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic trip around the globe, led by a famous record label from Paris – the legendary Saravah Records, headed up by the great singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – and home to music by Brigitte Fontaine, Areski, Steve Lacy, and even the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet despite the growing ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousWhere Are You From? – Global Psychedelic Rock, Funk & Folk Grooves ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A funky psych, folk, and rock comp with a global reach – one the spans eras, too – compiled by Christophe Lemaire and featuring some of our own favorite artists from around the world as well as some wildcards! Panoramic sounds from the US, Europe, Africa and The Middle East – ... read more CD
 
 



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