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Global Grooves

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

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Tabansi (label)

 
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✨✧ Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more CD
Also available Akalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Felix LebartyLover Boy ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1982. Poor ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition. Cover has heavy wear and aging, split seams, and writing in pen.)

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Musical BreedSave The Little Children ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1989. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet set of digital dub from the Nigerian scene – a record that blends drum machine beats with richer, bassier currents – all in a vibe that's like some of the best underground work coming out of Kingston a few years before! Singer/leader Essco Wilson, aka Sharon Dread, features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian reissue on Dig This Way.)

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✨✧ Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia BrothersOzzobia Special ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice mix of older highlife modes with some of the more electric touches of the 80s – still produced with a nice lean vibe overall, and plenty of live energy that leaps between the riffing guitar, percussion, and horns – all augmented by these nicely quirky lines on keyboards! The ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia BrothersOzzobia Special (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A nice mix of older highlife modes with some of the more electric touches of the 80s – still produced with a nice lean vibe overall, and plenty of live energy that leaps between the riffing guitar, percussion, and horns – all augmented by these nicely quirky lines on keyboards! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andy ShurmanSave The Masses ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1980s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ StormersLovers Song ... CD
Tabansi/PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more CD

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✨✧ StormersLovers Song (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG/Tabansi (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD

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✨✧ Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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