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Global Grooves — In Stock

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

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more CD
Also available Dancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP 24.99

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Dancing Devils Of Djibouti ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ GrynnerGabby Controversy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gaston GuilbertTahiti – Dream Island ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of stuck-on paper on front.)

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Jephte Guillaume & Tet Kale OrkestraVoyage Of Dreams ... CD
Spiritual Life (France), 2002. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A wonderfully ambitious project from Jephte Guillaume – a stunning blend of upbeat tracks steeped in Latin and African influences – grooving together with a globally conscious approach that's completely sublime! The album blows away any expectations we had for it – stretching ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, French digipak pressing. Actual cover has a blue background. Case has light wear.)

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GulistanOriental Groove ... LP
Cactus/Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A record with a new wave-looking cover – but with a sound that's a lot more acoustic overall – a really unusual blend of jazz and Balkan styles, recorded on the Vienna scene of the 80s! The group bill their music as "jazz meets the orient" – which is definitely the case ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Gyuto MonksTibetan Tantric Choir ... CD
Windham Hill, 1987. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Daniel Haaksman & OthersBlack Atlantica Edits ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of cross-cultural grooves from Daniel Haaksman – the man who first raised our ears with his excellent Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats compilations – then kept on giving us great music during all the years in between! This set has Haaksman providing his own ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 French reissue on Hot Casa.)

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✨✧ Manos HadjidakisDancing On Sunday ... LP
United Artists, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa/Alula, Late 70s. Used ... $19.99
A vital compilation of 70s material by Zimbabwe's Hallelujah Chicken Run Band! The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band vocals are led by the great Thomas Mapfumo, but overall it's very much a group effort that's rich in harmonies and backing vocals by all of the members. The guitars are just as important ... read more CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Mike HanapiMike Hanapi With Kalama's Quartet ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $15.99
Groundbreaking guitar work from Mike Hanapi – one of the important early guitarists in the Hawaiian slide mode – from a generation that had a huge impact on blues and country music to come! Mike's style here isn't the cheesy 60s Hawaiian modes of the Don Ho generation – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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Mickey Hart BandSuperorganism ... CD
360 Degrees, 2013. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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HatueySongo Mondongo ... LP
Rub A Dub (Sweden), 1990. Very Good+ ... $8.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 21.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Heerlens Percussie EnsembleBiologic Music ... LP
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus set of notes, and a download code!)

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Sofi HellborgDrumming Is Calling ... CD
Ajabu (Germany), 2008. Used ... $6.99
Great grooves from Sofi Hellborg – a European musician, but one with a deep commitment to Afro Funk grooves! The style here is nicely divergent from Sofi's previous set with Tony Allen – still strongly Afro funky at the roots, but with a bit more emphasis on jazzy passages too – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Emo Henrich/Ernst Schutz/Siegfried FallerAus Tirol ... LP
Droll Yankees, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very small splits in the bottom seam and some yellowing from age.)

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Hrach YacoubianCaucasian Moods (10 inch) ... LP
Capitol, 1950. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on the last two tracks of side 2.)

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✨✧ Langston HughesRhythms Of The World ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really wonderful record – and one that maybe brings together a few key strands of the Folkways Records magic – as the album features narration by Langston Hughes, based on his First Book Of Rhythms book – layered with sound effects, folk songs, and music from around the world ... (Spoken Word, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Shin Joong Hyun & OthersBeautiful Rivers And Mountains – The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LPs ... $26.99
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
The debut album from Theadora Ifudu – a singer who hit greater fame on a bigger label a few years later – but who sounds pretty darn great here at the start! The music is an offbeat blend of American soul and Nigerian funk – recorded both in Lagos and London, but with a sound ... read more CD

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Igiligi Sounds Super Of AfricaOzo-Abia ... LP
Odec (Nigeria), 1991. Good ... $9.99
Led By Denis Num. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some pops and crackles. Cover has yellowed tape on three sides, some tears along the top seam, and some pen on front & back. Labels have some pen.)

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IgnitersIgniters Explode ... LP
TSM, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Rikki Ililonga & Musi O TunyaDark Sunrise (2CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 18.98
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... read more CD

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Ima Edi Obio GroupAse Traditional ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Fair ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging.)

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Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
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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James Iroha & The MasqueradesWar Against Indiscipline ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1984. Fair ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and minor peeling with wide clear tape along the top and bottom seams.)

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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JazayerJazayer Plus Ali Jihad Racy ... CD
Earth Beat, 1979. Used ... $8.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean ClaudeFolk Music Of Mauritius Island ... CD
Piros Disques (France), 1994. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alain Jean-MarieComplete Biguine Reflections – 1992 to 2013 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.99
A wonderful package – one that brings together five excellent albums from pianist Alan Jean-Marie – an important player on the French scene, but one who never full gets his due on this side of the Atlantic! The set begins with Jean-Marie's first album of Biguine Reflections – a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Ade Forster JonesCarolina/Tumba ... 7-inch
Afrodisc, 1977. Very Good- ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Orlando JuliusDance Afro-Beat ... LP
Afro-Beat, 1984. Good ... $6.99
An obscure album of 80s grooves from the man who virtually invented African Funk! As you can guess by the date, this one's not in the harder mode of Julius' earlier sessions – but it's still got some great choppy Fela-like grooves, and instrumentation that's still quite committed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... read more CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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Jungle By NightJungle By Night ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kabaka International Guitar BandKabaka International Guitar Band ... LP
Decca (France), 1977. Good ... $14.99
Led by G Kabaka Oprara. Titles include "Mangala Special", "Ajam Ashi Mi", "Kamma Na Nneji", and "Chineke Wetuo Ekewensu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian "Made In UK" pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and some sooty residue, mostly at the top seam.)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Om KalsoumLa Ya Habiby ... LP
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Sublime sounds from legendary Egyptian singer Om Kalsoum – one of the greatest voices of her nation in the middle part of the 20th Century, and an artist with a style that's completely her own! Kalsoum has even more drama in her music than you'd expect from the cover – stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Paulson Kalu & His Stars InternationalNwann Ozu Na Awu Ozu Aru ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), 1976. Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age, a small tear in the opening, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Kanda Bongo ManAfro Rythmes Presente Kanda Bongo Man ... LP
Afro Rythmes (France), 1982. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen. Vinyl has a click on "Djessy".)

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Kouyate Sory KandiaL'Epopee Du Mandingue ... LP
Editions Syliphone Conakry (Guinea), 1972. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners, some wear and aging, and some pen and an ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A really unique project from the end of the 70s – a set that takes some of the Afro Funk energy that was bubbling in West Africa during the decade, then mixes it with some funky jazz touches arranged by the great William S Fischer! The mix of cultures comes out perfectly – with no ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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KaomaWorld Mix ... CD
CBS (France), 1990. Used ... $8.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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KassavVini Pou ... LP
Epic/CBS (Holland), 1980s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Columbia. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Miyuki KawanakaSakaribawatashibune ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Salif KeitaKo-Yan ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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KeleketlaKeleketla ... CD
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really fantastic collaboration between Coldcut and a host of South African musicians – and a set that also features a number of key contributions from the legendary Tony Allen! The record uses the older cutup style that Coldcut first forged on the London scene of the 80s – but has ... read more CD
Also available Keleketla ... LP 26.99

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KeleketlaKeleketla ... LP
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
A really fantastic collaboration between Coldcut and a host of South African musicians – and a set that also features a number of key contributions from the legendary Tony Allen! The record uses the older cutup style that Coldcut first forged on the London scene of the 80s – but has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keleketla ... CD 13.99

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Kelenkye BandMoving World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Emporium/Production Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $19.99
A wicked bit of funk from Ghana – a record that's as amazing and wonderful as it is rare! The set's one of the best African 70s rarities we've ever heard – filled with massive grooves that offer up a take on funk that's far different than American grooves – but which also comes ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi which has a crease.)

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Joe KemfaJungle Juice ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99
We're not sure what's in this jungle juice, but it's clearly having a great effect on Joe Kemfa – allowing him to move and groove in a really great way – as he leads his group through a sweet later take on the sound of Lagos funk! The album's got a great blend of rhythms and some ... read more CD

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Renate KernDu Bist Meine Liebe/Kommt Nicht In Frage ... 7-inch
Polydor (Germany), 1965. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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KetamaY Es Ke Me Han Kambiao Los Tiempos ... LP
Mango, 1990. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Ali Akbar KhanNorth Indian Master Of The Sarod ... LP
World Pacific, 1964. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Kid & The First PeopleTiwerenge ... CD
Dakar Sound (Netherlands), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Jaunty Afropop grooves from Malawi! Although Kid Mkandawire was born in Zambia and since 1995 has lived in Denmark, he cut his musical teeth in Malawi, a tiny sliver of a country sandwiched by Zambia and Mozambique. Over the last two decades Congolese soukous and reggae have been popular imports, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Angelique KidjoAye ... CD
Mango, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Angelique Kidjo with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du LuxembourgSings ... CD
429 Records, 2015. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo BrothersBuffalo Mountain (with bonus CD) ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Classic benga work from the Kenyan scene – material pulled from the all-too-brief career of Kakai Kionzo, who managed to unite some of the scenes and styles in his nation, before leaving this planet at a very young age! The work here has a very rhythmic vibe throughout – basslines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter KingShango ... CD
Afrostrut (UK), 1974. Used ... $6.99
A totally sweet bit of Afro Funk from the 70s – cut in England by Nigerian sax player Peter King! King was an incredible talent back in the day – having started his groove on the Nigerian scene, then travelled globally to pick up a wealth of influences from soul, jazz, and funk acts in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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King Eric & His KnightsCalypso Encores ... LP
Caribbean Folk Music, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Ai To Wakare To Furusato No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Sake To Onna No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has price sticker remnants.)

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Tome KitagawaTwo Chairs/Knee Pillow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. Used ... $14.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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KitaroAsia ... LP
Geffen, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi.)

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KitaroKI ... CD
Gramavision, 1985. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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KitaroMy Best ... CD
Gramavision, 1986. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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KlezmorimMetropolis ... LP
Flying Fish, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sachiko KobayashiTomarigi ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and sticker sheets!)

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different ... read more CD

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KokoKoko ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A nice hybrid of Mediterranean grooves from Koko – an artist born in Morocco, working in Jerusalem during the 70s, and open to a fair bit of elements from Greece as well! The record's got some elements of some of the funkier Mid-East work of the time, including tight rhythms and nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KokoloMore Consideration ... CD
Full Cut, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Afro Funk is alive and well – thanks to the efforts of Kokolo, one of the best new groups of the genre working today! Kokolo have a sound that completely respects the 70s roots of the Afro Funk sound, yet also play here with a burning style that reminds us a lot of some of the current groups ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $4.99
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... read more CD

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD 12.99

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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KosmosKosmos (Safari Sound) ... LP
Safari Sound (France), Early 80s. Very Good- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has several pieces of clear tape on the seams, a name in pen on front, stained corner at the bottom left, and a sticker on back,)

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Kandia KouyateBiriko ... CD
Syllart (Mali), 2002. Used ... $6.99
Powerful acoustic songs from one of Mali's greatest female singers! Although her career started back in the early 90s, Kandia Kouyate record commercially until 1997 when she recorded a hit duet with Sekouba Bambino Diabate. Biriko is her second album, and its gorgeous mixture of hand percussion, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more CD
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... LP 18.99

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... CD 8.99

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Edmondy KraterJ'Ai Traverse La Mer ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work from Edmondy Krater – an artist whose revival is long overdue! Krater's roots are in Guadeloupe, but he works here in a great fusion of original styles and jazzier elements – the best spirit of the Parisian scene's long legacy of opening new musical doors, supported ... read more CD
Also available J'Ai Traverse La Mer ... LP 28.99

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Edmondy KraterJ'Ai Traverse La Mer ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $28.99
Wonderful work from Edmondy Krater – an artist whose revival is long overdue! Krater's roots are in Guadeloupe, but he works here in a great fusion of original styles and jazzier elements – the best spirit of the Parisian scene's long legacy of opening new musical doors, supported ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available J'Ai Traverse La Mer ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetPieces Of Africa ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
Features guest performances by Foday Msua Suso, Hamza El Din, Obo Addy, and Dumisani Maraire! (Out Sound, Global Grooves) CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Genji KuniyoshiMiyako Minyo (10-inch) ... LP
Marufuku (Japan), 1970s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
Okinawan folk songs performed with koto and drum accompaniment. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sheet. Cover is in beautiful shape, hardly shows any aging.)

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Fela KutiBlack President ... LP
EMI, 1984. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A great one from Fela – tight and outtasite, with one of our favorite tracks ever by him – "ITT", also known as "International Thief Thief"! The record's got a clean and simple approach to the groove that's right up there with the best of the Afrika 70 era – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Capitol pressing. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Fela Ransome Kuti & His Africa 70Beggar's Song (Orin Alagbe) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
HMV (Nigeria), 1972. Good ... $28.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackle and surface noise, particularly at the beginning of part 2.)

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Femi KutiFight To Win ... CD
MCA, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Night Dreamer Direct To Disc Sessions ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
The best album in years from Seun Kuti – recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs at all – in a way that really lives up to the best sound of his legacy in music! Tracks are all nice and long, and as spontaneous as they are hard-grooving – a perfect update of older Afro Funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KutimanWachaga ... CD
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Wachaga (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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KutimanWachaga (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing limited edition of 300!)
Also available Wachaga ... CD 12.99

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Mariko KyoComplete Singles ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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L'Ensemble National De Danse De CubaRythmes De Cuba (10 inch LP) ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), Late 50s. Very Good ... $23.99
Lots of heavy percussion – and tracks include "Chant Abakua", "Musique Rituelle Yoruba", "Mama No Quiere", and "La Rebambaramba". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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La Casa AzulTan Simple Como Amor ... LP
Elefant (Spain), 2003. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small scrape.)

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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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Lamas & Monks Of The Four Great OrdersTibetan Ritual Music ... CD
Lyrichord, 1961. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LaraajiSun Piano ... LP
All Saints, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really beautiful album from Laraaji, and a record that's a bit of a change too – as Laraaji not only plays just acoustic piano, but he also does so in a way that's different than some of his longer, more freer-sounding meditative work of the past! The instrument is recorded in the space of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Laz Ekwueme National ChoraleCarols Black & White ... LP
Lene (Nigeria), Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
All acapella choral work from this Lagos group of the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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