Global Grooves — Recently Added

Unusual grooves from around the globe -- with an especially strong emphasis on the music of Africa, India, and the Mid-East!


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King Of Highlife Anthology (4CD set)
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. New Copy 4 CDs
An incredible collection of work from the legendary ET Mensah – one of the strongest early proponents of highlife on the African scene of the postwar years, and one of the jazziest too! In the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the ... CD
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Juguya
Sublime Frequencies, 2015. New Copy
One of the most solid albums we've ever heard on the Sublime Frequencies label – a studio recording by a group with a really great approach to their music – a style that mixes classic Afro Funk elements with rootsier elements on the instrumentation! The grooves are tight, but the sound ... CD
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Biriko
Sterns (UK), 2002. Used
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, ... CD
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Guitars From Agadez
Sublime Frequencies, 2008. Used
Contemporary work from the Tuareg Guitar Revolution scene of the sahara – hypnotic, electric guitar-driven tunes that spin out with a really cyclical sort of feel – one that unites older North African rhythmic modes with a contemporary, fuzz-heavy style! The mix is extremely compelling ... CD
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Direct From Dakar
Womad (UK), 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Merengue Mas Merengue
Joaquin, Used
No description available. CD
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Nimbus (UK), 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Smithsonian Folkways, 1989. Used
No description available. CD
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Wanderlust
Times Square/Four Quarters, 2011. Used
No description available. CD
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Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
Occidental Brothers, 2007. Used
Great instrumental grooves from the Occidental Brothers Dance Band – a combo who take strong inspiration from older African styles, yet fuse the music into their own unique blend! The group's from Chicago, but clearly have an international ear – and they work some really special magic ... CD
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King Of Rai
NYC, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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R U Ready
Multitone (UK), 1993. Used
No description available. CD
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Victor (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used
No description available. CD
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Victor (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used
No description available. CD
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American Songs
Celluloid, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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African Shrine
MK2 (UK), 2004. Used
Quite possibly the greatest album to date from Femi Kuti – a searing live set recorded at The Shrine in Lagos – a performance space erected in memory of his famous father! Femi's really cooking here on his home turf – grooving with a tight, live Afro Funk groove that's a ... CD
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Revelation
Interra, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Sheer Sound (South Africa), 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Jazz Village (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fumaca Preta
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... CD
 
Updated March 01, 2015


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