Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

Global Grooves — In Stock — CDs

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

$



Items/page

Sort by
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
King Sunny AdeGems From The Classic Years – 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Shanachie, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A well-done collection of some of King Sunny Ade's first recordings in Nigeria – presented in a package with great sound, and a heck of a lot of music overall! The work here has been reissued on other CDs by African Songs in the UK, but this collection is much more all-encompassing – ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
King Sunny AdeLive Live Juju ... CD
Ryko, 1987. Used ... $11.99
Titles include "Kira Kira", "Africa & America", "Moti Mo", "Maajo", "Ase", and "Drumming Finale". CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ African Music MachineBlack Water Gold (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Power/P-Vine (Japan), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Black Water Gold ... LP 11.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AfricandoGombo Salsa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1996. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Afro-Salseros De SenegalEn La Habana ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 2001. Used ... $16.99
A perfect bit of uncanny cultural exchange! In 2001 a Cuban ambassador visiting Senegal was blown away by the Afro-Cuban music he heard there. Shocked when he learned that they had never been to his island he initiated an official visit. Los Afro-Salseros de Senegal was the ad hoc combo ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AktionGroove The Funk ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
The title's no like – as these guys definitely groove, and they're definitely funky too – a sweet 70s combo from the Lagos scene, and one who play with a very sharp edge at their core! Aktion make nice use of darker, downturning chords – which creates a moody feel to their funk, ... read more CD
Also available Groove The Funk (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AkwassaIn The Groove ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99
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 18.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... CD
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Belly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP 24.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tony AllenFilm Of Life ... CD
Jazz Village (France), 2014. Used ... $18.99
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Amadou & MariamDimanche A Bamako ... CD
Nonesuch, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Penmark through slipcover barcode.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AmanazAfrica ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AminaYalil ... CD
Mango, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more CD
Also available Afropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art Ensemble Of Soweto (Art Ensemble Of Chicago)America – South Africa ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989/1990. Used ... $9.99
A second pairing of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Amabutho Male Chorus – one that's indicated not just in the title of the record, but in a changing of the group's name! The sound here is even more Afro-styled than the previous effort – coming across right from the start with a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Articolo 31Strade Di Citta ... CD
Ricordi (Italy), 1993. Used ... $2.99
(Hip Hop, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Atomic ForestObsession ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ LH Correa De AzevedoMusic Of Ceara & Minas Gerais – Library Of Congress Endangered Music Project ... CD
World/Ryko, Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print. In the original green tinted Ryko case.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Selda BagcanSelda ... CD
B- Music/Finders Keepers, 1975. Used ... $16.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bahia BlackRitual Beating System ... CD
Axiom, 1992. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sorry BambaSorry Bamba Vol 1 – 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1970s. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A wonderful testament to the legacy of Malian singer, flute player and group leader Sorry Bamba – documenting his years leading the Kanaga Orchestra Of Mopti throughout the 1970s – and a great, vital release on Thrill Jockey! The region's musical heritage is intergral to Sorry Bamba's ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through digipack spine.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bembeya Jazz NationalSyliphone Years ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
An awe-inspiring mother lode of classic Guinean grooves from one of Africa's greatest bands! Senegal's Orchestra Baobab have become the media favorite of Africa's golden era, but it only takes one spin of this fabulous anthology to realize that Bembeya Jazz National were as good as any band the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... CD
Numero, 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on ... read more CD
Also available Disco Jazz ... LP 18.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stefano BittelliClochard ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2013. Used ... $7.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black StalinRebellion ... CD
Ice (UK), 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jagger BotchwayOdze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet African funk from Jagger Botchway – a musician with roots in The Barons, Hedzoleh Soundz, and Kelenkye Band – stepping out here on his own in a heady brew of percussion, guitar lines, and horns! Some of the cuts are vocal, some are instrumental – and the mix of melody and ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... CD
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Claude ChalleClaude Challe Presents The R.E.G. Project – Near Eastern Lounge ... CD
Shakti, 2002. Used ... $0.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chicago Afrobeat ProjectMove To Silent Unrest ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A magnificent set from the Chicago Afrobeat Project – the kind of group that makes us plenty proud we live in the Windy City! The record's got a quality that's a bit more ambitious than you might guess – a complicated style that's still plenty grooving, but which really features some ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chicago Afrobeat ProjectOff The Grid EP ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paolo ConteBest Of Paolo Conte ... CD
Nonesuch, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase, mark through barcode.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. Used ... $5.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Da LataSerious ... CD
Palm, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A bold step forward for the team of Patrick Forge and Chris Franck – the first Da Lata album in years, and a real departure from the past! The group's still clearly inspired by older Brazilian tunes, but they've also opened their groove up to a much more global horizon – taking on ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Daara JBoomerang ... CD
Wrasse, 2007. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $8.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... read more CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Madou Sidiki Diabate, Ahmed Fofana & Alex WilsonMali Latino ... CD
Alex Wilson, 2010. Used ... $9.99
... CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Toumani Diabate with Ballake SissokoNew Ancient Strings ... CD
Hannibal, 1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric OrchestraBoulevard De L'Independence ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2006. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo (Something To Say) ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. Used ... $11.99
... CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lady DonliEnjoy Your Life ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
The cover's got the look of a vintage set from the West African scene of the early 80s – and Lady Donli steps out here with an equally classic mode at times – but the set's also very contemporary at others, and really grabs our attention right away! The Lady's got a great style – ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dumama + KechouBuffering Juju ... CD
Mushroom Hour Half Hour (Germany), 2020. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Large promotional sticker on rear of case.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Edson XAfrican Vibes – The New Beats ... CD
Azul (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $14.99
Really great work from this up and coming Brazilian beatmaker – and a record that really lives up to the promise of its title! The style here is heavy on African influences – often mixing together live percussion and acoustic instrumentation with tighter rhythm programs and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Etoile De DakarOnce Upon A Time In Senegal – The Birth Of Mbalax 1979 to 1981 ... CD
Sterns (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Passionate, legendary and feverishly played music from Senegal's great Etoile De Dakar – an ultra important group previously anthologized by Sterns, but the the label outdoes itself once again – a great selection of material the group recorded between 1979 and 1981! It's the roots of ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Evritiki ZygiaOrmenion ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
The ancient styles of Thrace, filtered through a psychedelic sensibility – with a result that's completely unlike anything we've ever heard! Imagine fuzzy guitars and trippy keyboards mixing with exotic reeds and rootsy percussion – all to rework the sorts of styles you might have ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $6.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more CD
Also available Mots D'Amour ... LP 18.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FangaSira Ba ... CD
Underdog (France), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic funk from Fanga – one of the hippest Afro-styled combos around! These guys have a bit more grit in their grooves than most – still very much in the best 70s-inspired Afro Funk styles you'd expect, but with a nice edge in some of the rhythmic undercurrents – almost as if ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense ... CD
Barclay/Mercury, 1986. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation ... CD
Shanachie, 1989. Used ... $6.99
Another great one by Fela! Recorded in Lagos and mixed in Paris, with a hard raw afro funk groove. Two long tracks, as usual, played with a lot of fire by the Egypt 80 band with nice hard sax solos and choppy funky guitars. A real turn back to hard and heavy afro funk, after the Celluloid ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FilifinSiran ... CD
Frikyiwa, 2003. Used ... $8.99
Spare duets between guitarist N'Gou Bagayoko and vocalist Filifin. The album's got a nice rootsy feel – recorded mostly on location in Mali by Frederic Galliano. As with other of Galliano's Frikyiwa productions, the album has a bright consciousness that transcends its roots, yet firmly ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Flippomusic GlobaljazzGanesh ... CD
Southport, 2001. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Frederic GallianoFrederic Galliano Presents Kuduro Sound System ... CD
Frikyiwa (France), 2006. Used ... $6.99
One of the more urban-oriented albums we've heard from Frederic Galliano – a set that's heavy on hip hop, dancehall, and bass-heavy elements – and one that almost offers up an African equivalent of Brazilian baile funk! The album gives strong focus to the work of the Kuduro Sound ... read more CD
(Case has some light wear.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Frederic GallianoPlis Infinis No 4 (bassino dub mix, dieumbe fathial mix, super eagles mix, move d mix) ... CD
F Communications, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Includes remix by drummer Tony Allen. (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Soliman GamilEgyptian Music ... CD
Touch (UK), 1987. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GhorwaneVana Va Ndota ... CD
Milan, 2005. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... CD
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more CD
Also available Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP 19.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis KostasSoul Of Epirus ... CD
Texnotropon (Greece), 2020. Used ... $11.99
Duets between clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias and Vasilis Kostas on laouto, which is similar to an oud. CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mickey Hart BandSuperorganism ... CD
360 Degrees, 2013. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
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 CD
Also available Unstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP 19.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sofi HellborgDrumming Is Calling ... CD
Ajabu (Germany), 2008. Used ... $8.99
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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
Also available Kings Left Behind ... LP 18.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jamaica Johnny & His Milagro BoysTrinidad – The Land Of Calypso ... CD
Philips/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
Spoiler alert – Jamaica Johnny isn't from a Caribbean island, but instead was born in Suriname, and adopted his catchy moniker for a set of calypso recordings done in Amsterdam at the end of the 50s! That doesn't stop the work from being great, though – really lively numbers done as ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $2.99
... CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jungle By NightJungle By Night ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $14.99
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
KabasaAfrican Sunset ... CD
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
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 CD
Also available African Sunset ... LP 24.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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 CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kelenkye BandMoving World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Emporium/Production Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $24.99
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenge KengeIntroducing Kenge Kenge ... CD
World Music Network (UK), 2008. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael BrookStar Rise – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Remixed ... CD
Real World, 1997. Used ... $3.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Angelique KidjoAye ... CD
Mango, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Angelique KidjoBlack Ivory Soul ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
King Bruce & The Black BeatsGolden Highlife Classics ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
Raucous highlife from Ghana! In the late 40s bandleader and trumpeter King Bruce occasionally played in the Tempos, the legendary band led by ET Mensah, and by 1952 he formed the Black Beats to fulfill his own distinct vision, honing a more aggressive and looser take on the style. Although he was ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Osamu KitajimaOsamu ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A great mix of modes from Osamu Kitajima – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
KokoloMore Consideration ... CD
Full Cut, 2004. Used ... $7.99
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler ... CD
Dogon/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. Used ... $13.99
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro Erkin Koray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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
Also available More Arriving ... LP 14.99

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joe Driscoll & Bassekou KouyateFaya ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $3.99
... CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kandia KouyateBiriko ... CD
Syllart (Mali), 2002. Used ... $12.99
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.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert Krestan & Druha TavaRevival ... CD
Monitor, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Czech bluegrass group. (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Femi KutiAfrica For Africa ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $6.99
Turns out, it DOES run in the family – a great talent for Afro Funk grooves, with the same deeply soulful elements that made Fela Kuti's music so great back in the 70s! This smoker from Femi was recorded at the legendary Afrodisia studios in Lagos – with a nice degree of edge in the ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Femi KutiShoki Shoki ... CD
Barclay/MCA, 1998. Used ... $5.99
A key album in the 90s revival of Afro Funk – a seminal set from Fela's first famous son! The album's got a really nice edge throughout – and offers a mixture of older Afro Funk modes with some slight contemporary elements – bits of electronics and occasional programmed rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $5.99
A great update of older cumbia modes – served up here in a style that's extremely fresh, and very fitting for the fierce vocal approach of La Yegros! Yegros spends her time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and that global range definitely shows in the music – as she mixes a host of ... read more CD

CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ladysmith Black MambazoWalking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers ... CD
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 2016. Used ... $3.99
... CD
 
 



⇑ Top