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Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

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

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaBest Of Masekela ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A compilation of some of Masekela's more famous tunes. Most of the songs are composed by Masekela but they also include tracks like Jobim's "Felicidade" and Webb's "Up-Up & Away". The record contains "Grazing In The Grass", "Coincidence", "Chisa&quo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carlos MontoyaFlamenco Guitar ... LP
ABC, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousCrown Ruler Sound ... LP
Spacetalk, 1970s/1980s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Compiled by Jeremy Spellacey. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGado Gado 2 – Speciaal ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gamelan Gong Sekar AnjarExotic Sounds Of Bali ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Beautiful Balinese Gamelon recording from the late 60's, performed by a large group, and a smaller quartet. Good recording quality, and some really spooky sounds. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Saddhu BrandWhole Earth Rhythm ... LP
Uni, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with some ring & edge wear and a few small stained spots.)

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✨✧ Khun NarinKhun Narin's Electric Phin Band II ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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(Blue marbled vinyl.)

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✨✧ Belmond BlackNever Too Late ... LP
Kena, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Belgian pressing, still in the shrink with insert.)

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✨✧ RomerosEvening With The Romeros ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), 1965. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Golden Imports pressing. Cover has a peeled strip across the bottom.)

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✨✧ Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, cutout notch, some ring & edge wear, and a couple of wrinkles in the front paste-on.)

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✨✧ VariousGado Gado ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nicola CruzSiku ... LP
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Siku ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Simigwa ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99 27.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ivo Papasov & His Bulgarian Wedding BandOrpheus Ascending ... LP
Hannibal (UK), 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousSofrito – Tropical Discotheque ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Okyerema AsanteSabi ... LP
Atumpan/Kalita (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A lost set from percussionist Okyerema Asante – an African percussionist, but one who made some great music as part of the Black Fire/Oneness Of Juju collective on the DC scene in the 70s! This album follows with a spirit that's a bit like the later work of Oneness – and in fact, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus notes, photos, and interview insert.)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 3 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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✨✧ MedumoMixing It ... LP
Lauren (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A lost combo from the South African scene of the 70s – and one who play here with a wonderfully spiritual vibe! The tunes are longish, and open – with some rhythmic currents that fall in the Dollar Brand side of the spectrum, but which are also topped with really tremendous work on ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand numbered copies.)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays Iran Jazz, Funk, Tribal & Rare Groove 45 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Wild work we never would have heard otherwise – pulled from the collection of DJ Qbico, who seems to have uncovered a whole host of 45s from Iran, plus a few Kurdish tracks, and even one Armenian number too! The styles vary nicely, and there's less of the western crossover vibe that you ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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✨✧ OK JazzDJ Qbico Plays Franco & The OK Jazz Vol 1 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
DJ Qbico spins tracks from his collection of rare work by OK Jazz – that important West African combo of the 60s and 70s, whose music helped transform a generation! There's elements in the rhythms that feel as if they floated over from Havana – and the instrumentation is heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays The Afro Funk II (pink marble colored vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
DJ Qbico takes a second crack at the world of Afro Funk – and as he did the first time around, really blows us away with his knowledge of obscure tracks that are undeniable groovers! The package presents the music laid out back to back – as if you're catching Qbico spinning a wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 75 – pressed on pink marble colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays The Afro Funk ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A smoking set of rare funky numbers – served up here in a non-stop set by DJ Qubico! The package is very limited, and a bit spare on notes – but the sounds within are really wonderful – like stumbling upon a night of rare records, spun at some small European club – where ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 75!)

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✨✧ Ndo ClementDJ Qbico Plays Ndo Clement ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99
Rare sounds from Cameroon – a set that brings together a few rare singles, plus more full tracks by Ndo Clement and Les Titans Orchestra – a group with a very trippy sound of their own! The music is often quite funky, but in a very spacious, echoey way – as percussion rumbles at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 99 copies!)

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✨✧ Gyuto Tantric CollegeTibetan Buddhism – Tantras Of Gyuto/Mahakala ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A classic recording of Buddhist chants – from the legendary Gyuto monks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Christy Essien IgbokweEver Liked My Person? ... LP
Lagos International (Nigeria), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Green vinyl pressing. Cover has flaking along the opening, wear, and some marker.)

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✨✧ Albert MangelsdorffNow Jazz Ramwong – The Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet In Asia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Tiger Bay (UK), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Brilliant modern jazz from German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – recording here in 1964, but sounding years ahead of his time, with an amazing a blend of jazz and Asian styles! The album's one of Mangelsdorff's best ever – a set of rhythmic tunes that seem clearly informed by the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOretachi No Kunsho/Taiyo Ni Hoero – TV Theme Collection ... LP
Toho (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An early 60s live set from Ravi Shankar – recorded at UCLA, but with a clarity of sound that rivals his studio albums from the time! The album features 2 long tracks – the extended raga "Madhuvanti", and the vocal number "Dhun In Mishra Mand" – both with Kanai ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Fear Not For Men ... LP
Barclay, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible record from Fela – a set that's maybe even darker and more moody than some of his other records from the time – but still pretty darn funky overall! Side one features the tremendous title cut "Fear Not For Man" – a strong message, especially given Fela's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Knitting Factory, including insert.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRaga – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Apple, 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Groovy batch of ragas from the soundtrack to this film about Ravi Shankar. We've never heard of the film, but given that the whole thing's very lovingly packaged by Apple – with a good booklet and everything – you almost don't need to see the movie. George Harrison headed up the whole ... (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RainbirdHolding On To A Thread ... LP
Chronic (Mexico), 2013. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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✨✧ VariousUkrainian American Fiddle & Dance Music – Vol 2 1926 - 1936 ... LP
Folklyric, Late 20s/Early 30s. Sealed ... $16.99
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✨✧ VariousPolish American Dance Music – Early Recordings 1927 - 1933 ... LP
Folklyric, Late 20s/Early 30s. Sealed ... $16.99
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✨✧ PupoPiu Di Prima ... LP
Baby (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... LP
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Candela del Rio ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Jazz Jazz ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousGumba Fire – Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Sweet electro grooves from the South African scene of the 80s – funky, soulful sides that are quite different than some of the nation's sounds that were getting bigger global play at the time! The 80s was a time of great worldwide awareness of the political struggles of South Africa and its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Odion IruojeDown To Earth (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies, includes download. Super-heavy vinyl and cover too!)

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✨✧ VariousKenya Special 2 – Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & 1980s (3LP set – 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
An insane treasure trove of little-heard sounds from the East African scene – music recorded in Kenya in the 70s and 80s, and served up in a variety of different styles and sounds throughout! The work here really expands our understanding of sounds in these immediate years before the world ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes vinyl only bonus tracks – plus download!)

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✨✧ Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ibibio Sound MachineIbibio Sound Machine (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
A really fresh group with a very unique sound – a combo that's partly rooted in older Afro Funk modes, but who also deliver their groove with kind of a leaner, New York street soul vibe as well! The album's cover image really gets the groove right – as the vintage is more 70s through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $31.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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✨✧ FunkeesDancing Time – The Best of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973 to 1977 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Here's a group who definitely live up to their name – a damn funky 70s act from Nigeria, with a tight, righteous groove that's completely outta sight! The Funkees have an approach that's a lot more compact than Fela, and a lot more soulful than some of their more tripped-out contemporaries ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPanama! Vol 3 – Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz, & Cumbia Tipica On The Isthmus 1960 to 1975 ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A sprawling set of tropical grooves from Panama, and the third in the series from Soundway – compiled by Roberto Gyemant and Miles Cleret, with a little help for this set from Will Holland, aka Quantic – as soulful and brilliant as it is essential! These rare recordings blend cultural ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPanama! Vol 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967 to 1977 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A second heavy dose of sounds from the Panamanian scene of the 60s and 70s – a long-overdue companion to the previous volume of the series on Soundway, filled with rare gems that are finally getting their first exposure to the world outside the isthmus! The sounds here are completely fresh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Panama! Vol 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967 to 1977 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousGhana Soundz – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70s Ghana ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Excellent stuff – and a much-needed look at the funky 70s scene in Ghana! Much of the Afro Funk that's been revived over the past few years has come from the Nigerian scene – so it's great to hear this set of funky tunes from Ghana, a rich selection of grooves with a slightly harder ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarChappaqua ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
The "other" soundtrack to the film Chappaqua – the one used instead of the Ornette Coleman one that was also issued on record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterworks pressing. Cover has an unglued seam.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a sticker and a cutout hole.)

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Ali & Tam'sAli & Tam's Avec L'Orchestra Malo ... LP
Plainisphare (Switzerland), 1985. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A very cool set – loads of percussion and spare rhythms – with guitar from Aly Sow Baidy and great tenor solos, some almost avant, from Tamisimbi Mpungu! Raw and rootsy throughout! LP, Vinyl record album

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Vox DeiEs Una Nube, No Hay Duda ... LP
CBS (Argentina), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks.)

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Hector VarelaEl As Del Tango ... LP
Columbia (Argentina), Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Titles include "Derecho Viejo", "Don Esteban", "Don Goyo", "La Payanca", "Rodriguez Pena", "9 De Julio", and "El Entrerriano". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting – a split bottom seam, and tape on the top and bottom.)

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VariousMusical Anthology Of The Orient – India 3 ... LP
Musicaphon (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
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(Cover has some wear and a cut top right corner.)

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VariousMusical Anthology Of The Orient – Japan I ... LP
Musicaphon (Germany), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
Beautifully evocative work on the Balinese gamelan – music that's maybe not as sharp as other recordings from that particular island – with a warmly flowing vibe that comes from the melodic cascading of tuned percussion, vibes, and gongs! There's still a focused, rhythmic feel to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarThree Ragas (World Pacific) ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The title tells it all – as Ravi delivers three long ragas, with backing on tabla and tamboura. A nice one to plug in and drop out to – with the 28 minute-long "Raga Jog", plus "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman" and "Raga Ahir Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stains on back.)

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Sandii & The SunsetzImmigrants ... LP
Alfa (Japan), 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(UK pressing on Sire.)

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Journey ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A landmark New York session from Dollar Brand – recorded in the late 70s, with a larger group than usual! Brand spins out some really magical African-tinged jazz grooves – stretching forth in his usual modal mode, with lots of rhythmic lines – but in a way that's also augmented ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro NationalAfrican Experimentals 1972 to 1979 ... LP
Afro 7 (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's maybe not as experimental as you might guess from the title – but which sounds pretty darn great nonetheless! Afro National hail from Sierra Leone, and they work here in a sparkling take on the highlife groove – cascading swift guitar lines out over lively rhythms, often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTurkish Ladies – Female Singers From Turkey 1974 to 1988 ... LP
Sony (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Combo ChimbitaAbya Yala (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A NYC combo with rhythms and traditions rooted in Colombia, and a unique psych-tinged , danceable sound! Raw rhythms anchor them a bit and provide deep roots while the powerfully soulful vocals by Carolina Oliveros and backing vocals by the rest of the group provide a soulful integrity, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies! Pressed on tri color splattered vinyl.)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Te'AmirAbyssinia/Abyssinia Rise (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD 13.99

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Sir Shina PetersAce – Afro Juju Series 1 ... LP
CBS (Nigeria), 1990. Good+ ... $12.99
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(Cover has some wear and stains around the edges.)

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyPatience ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good- ... $7.99
Album features 12 tracks, including "Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin", "Madaru Ma Lo", "Eru O Ba Mi", "Iba O Messiah Oba", "Ngo Sun Towotowo Juba Re" and "Ma Ri Temi Gba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains on back.)

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OsibisaOjah Awake ... LP
Island, 1976. Very Good- ... $1.99
Osibisa's smoothing things up a bit by this point – going for a groove that's partially African-inspired, but which also has some mainstream Caribbean touches, and an overall approach that uses more mainstream R&B styles than on some of their previous records. The sound isn't bad, though ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker in the top left.)

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Soul JazzmenInhlupeko (Distress) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A tremendous bit of South African jazz – recorded in the years after bigger names like Hugh Masekela and The Blue Notes had left for greener pastures, but when there were still plenty of great artists back at home! The Soul Jazzmen have this laidback, souful sound that's very much in keeping ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 to 1983 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Ravi ShankarSounds Of India (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very early US release of work by Ravi Shankar – originally part of Columbia's "Adventures In Sound" series, a mixed mood music/world music imprint that offered up some excellent work in its day! The set begins with a compelling "Introduction To Indian Music" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.Ritual ... LP
Omega, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK pressing on Mr Bongo, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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VariousGolden Rain – Balinese Gamelan Music/Ketjak The Ramayana Monkey Chant ... LP
Nonesuch, 1989. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the most important albums to present the sounds of Bali to the world at large – not just because the set perfectly captures the sharper, more bracing sound of Balinese gamelan, but also because it includes an extended recording of the famous "monkey chant"! The first half of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained corner.)

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathCountry Cooking ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1998. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the few later recordings by Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath – and one that was done for a major label, and almost marketed as a world music album! Despite that fact, though, the set's still very firmly in McGregor's jazzy mode of the past – yet also certainly touched by ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and cutout notch.)

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Sourakata KoiteEn Holland ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Wonderfully deft work on the kora from Sourakata Koite – a musician who maybe seems to handle the instrument with an even more fluid, more rhythmic sound than most other players we've heard! The Kora's got many strings – kind of a cross between a harp and a lute – but Koite never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available En Holland ... CD 12.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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King Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat OrganisationKatakata (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shanu Olu/Hot Casa (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really tremendous record from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a set that's completely sharp from beginning to end, and which has the same sort of side-long jamming that you'd find on the best records by Fela Kuti at the time! King Bucknor's billed as "The Black Isaiah Of Africa" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Otodi ... CD 18.99

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Sabicas & Carlos MontoyaGiants Of Flamenco ... LP
ABC, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and small split in the top seam.)

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Sir Shina PetersSewele ... LP
Top Star/Strut (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sewele ... CD 11.99

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Growling TigerKnockdown Calypsos ... LP
Rounder, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Ostensibly a calypso record, but one that features instrumentation by a great host of New York Latin musicians – including Candido, Yomo Toro, Mauricio Smith, Chombo Silva, Chocolate Armenteros, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny ColesKatumbo (Dance) ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Sealed Gatefold ... $23.99
A sweet album of soulful jazz from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a wondeful talent who made a rare few albums as a leader! The record is quite different than Coles' earlier work for Epic and Blue Note – in that it's got the slightly electrified Mainstream sound of the 70s firmly in place ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner, and shrinkwrap is open a bit in that corner.)

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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef In Nigeria ... LP
Landmark, 1983. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Really unusual work from Yusef Lateef – especially for the time! The set features Lateef on tenor and a range of different reed instruments – working with a Nigerian group on lots of regional instruments! (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Akaba Man & The Nigie RocketsQuota System ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1989. Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a peeled spot along the bottom.)

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Tony OkorojiJuliana ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1981. Poor ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(POOR CONDITION. Cover has some wear with peeling at the opening and masking tape along the spine.)

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Le Groupe Volo VoloCaresse ... LP
Travesti/Rotel, 1975. Sealed ... $14.99
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Douglas Olariche & His International Guitar BandMe Soro Ibe ... LP
Polygram (Nigeria), 1980. Good+ ... $12.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a spot of tape at the top seam and a name in marker near the bottom.)

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Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter ReformerEyi Yato ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with ink stamps and pen.)
 
 



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