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Dur-Dur Band
Dur Dur of Somalia - Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh damn! Look, if you’ve never heard Dur-Dur before, then stop what you’re doing and fix that this instance. The Somali group were one of the most famous bands in their home country during the 80’s and early 90’s before a civil war put paid to their career. A recent resurgent interest in their work has led to a great Awesome Tapes From Africa reissue, but not much beyond that. However, now Analog Africa have really gone the extra mile to get some more of the band’s finest work out. We mean that literally - AA boss Samy Ben Redjeb flew to Mogadishu to get these tapes. And we’re so glad he did. Dur-Dur were a mighty band, capable of cooking up a totally unique funk sound, and to now have not one but two more of their LPs (and some bonus tracks!) excavated for re-release is a true pleasure. Honestly, just listen to the thing.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (AALP087)
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Various
Hafla! - A Rough Guide to Jaffa's 70's Sound (Compiled by Fortuna Records)

Well this compilation was commissioned by the Ha’achim restaurant in Tel Aviv: whether or not that means that these bangers are going to be accompanying diners evening meals I don’t know, but it means this LP is fully grounded in the place it documents. Ten tracks from Jaffa in the 1970’s, absolutely bristling with life-force and excitement. Put together and licenced by Fortuna Records.
  • Vinyl LP (BROTHERS002)
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Walter Gavitt Ferguson
The Legendary Tape Recordings Vol. 1

Bongo Joe are pretty good at reissues. Their latest collection of unearthed gems comes courtesy of 99-year-old Costa Rican Walter Gavitt Ferguson. Ferguson and his guitar have played a mean Calypso for decades now. However, Ferguson never kept copies of his tapes for himself and, with no references to fall back on, had begun to forget his compositions in his old age. However, after a hunt for cassettes that yielded fifty songs, Bongo Joe are lining up a few compilations of the Calypso King’s work. The Legendary Tape Recordings Volume 1 is, of course, the first. It’s good stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (BJR024)
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Stella Chiweshe
Kasahwa: Early Singles

This is a good one. Stella Chiweshe is well-known in her native Zimbabwe as a master of the mbira (thumb-piano). As the nation spent the 1970’s gearing up for revolution, Chiweshe released a run of mbira recordings that became soundtracks to the Chimurenga. Now Glitterbeat have collected some of her best early singles - none of which have previously seen releases outside of Chiweshe’s home continent - for Kasahwa.
  • Vinyl LP (GBLP061)
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Midori Takada & Lafawndah
Le Renard Bleu

The first new release from Midori Takada in almost two decades! Le Renard Bleu (translation: ‘The Blue Fox’) is a single-track, twenty-minute EP that sees the Japanese composer step out alongside NYC’s Lafawndah. Takada plays tuned percussion and also employs waterphones, Japanese strings and various drums in her composition. Meanwhile Lafawndah offers vocals that appear to draw strength from both Western and Eastern opera. It’s potent stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (KENZ01)
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Fela Kuti
Zombie

Fela Kuti is known for having a huge catalogue, but over the years many of his albums have been nigh-on forgotten. The title track of Zombie is an acknowledged Fela classic, but the album as a whole hasn’t been available as a stand-alone vinyl since the original release. Mmmm, tasty political afrobeat.... LP on Knitting Factory.
  • Vinyl LP (KFR2025-1)
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Various
Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa


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Maki Asakawa
Maki Asakawa

Maki Asakawa was essentially a jazz and blues singer - but with a difference: Imagine Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday with a bit of Nico, experimental big band and psychedelic sitar wig-outs. This eponymous compilation gathers together the best of her ‘70s output. An intriguing collection.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP111)

Witch
Movin' On

The great Zamrock band, WITCH stands for We Intend To Cause Havoc and in ‘70s and ‘80s Zambia they certainly did. Since being brought back to public attention by the likes of label owner Egon, the havoc has been continuing across dancefloors the world over. Movin’ On is a fantastic example of the electric rock and heavy percussion of WITCH.  
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Fela Kuti
Gentleman

The first time Gentleman has been made available on individual vinyl since its original release in 1973. The father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti pulls no punches with Gentleman, big band groove for days with serious and equally big messages. The title track being an opposition to the west, Fefe Naa Efe a tribute to Ghana, and Igbe showing Kuti breaking taboos again and again with his constant use of the word Sh*t in various languages.
  • Vinyl LP (KFR2009-1)
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Marijata
This Is Marijata

This is Marijata - or, at least, the afro-funk outfit's gorgeous debut album. Raw, organic and consistently laid back, this re-issued format does a sound job of reminding us of quite how sweet the formula of this forgotten trio was. Initially released from Gapophone label, this is the cream of the Ghanian crop.
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP150)
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Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 with Ginger Baker
Live!

Originally recorded in 1971 at Abbey Road studios in just a few hours, 'Live!' is a collaboration between good friends former Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome-Kuti and his band The Africa 70. Featuring a live audience of 150 people who crammed into the studio with them, this is not only a piece of history with some of the most accomplished musicianship you'll ever hear, it's also a really fun party record and a great example of what a live album should be.
  • Vinyl LP (KFR2003-1)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
African Dances

Despite the slew of compilations and reissues of music from 70s and 80s Lagos in the recent years, relatively little attention has been given to Shina Williams. The Nigerian band leader was one of the finest exponents of the funky Lagos style that fused Afrobeat, reggae, disco, highlife and more. There are few instances where his sound is in fuller effect than African Dances. One of these three lengthy dancefloor smashes is the crucial ‘Agboju Logun’.
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP168)
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Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers

An altogether calmer release than we’ve come to expect from Awesome Tapes From Africa here. Jess Sah Bi & Peter One were a duo famous throughout West Africa in the 1980s. Combining the songwriting techniques of their native Ivory Coast with American and British folk styles, they hit upon a great formula for 1985 LP Our Garden Needs Its Flowers. This reissue sees the audio quality restored in order to let these beautiful melodies ring clear as day.
  • Vinyl LP (ATFA033LP)
  • CD (ATFA033CD)

Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2

Everyone needs a little Mulatu Astatke to lively up their life: get right to it with this reissue of his 1966 album Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 2, recorded with His Ethiopian Quintet. Astatke’s sound is still young and burgeoning here, but his mixture of Ethiopian-style jazz with Latin rhythms and sounds is a fabulous listen. Remastered and reissued by Strut.
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT157LP)
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Kufuki
Dodome EP

First release on Les Editions Japonais, a label that aims to celebrate Japanese music past and present. On their Dodome EP, Kufuki combine the traditional Japanese folk music style 'Minyo' (mainly work songs incorporating call and response) with their own experimental club leanings. Limited edition and comes in a black disco bag. 
  • Vinyl 12" (LEJ001EP)
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Femi Kuti
One People One World

The Kuti's are quite the family eh? Femi Kuti is of course the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, and the brother of Seun Kuti. Given they've both released albums in 2018 the rivalry between the two brothers must be immense. Though maybe not, One People One World is not in the least a petty record. But rather one of infinite warmth and understanding. 
  • Vinyl LP (KFR1142-1)
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Various
Ethiopian Hit Parade Volume 1

Featuring the hit singles of the Ethiopian music scene of 1972, audacious, funky outlaw and musical entrepreneur Amha Esthèté celebrates the pioneers of modern Ethiopian groove such as Girma Bèyènè, Seyfu Yohannes, Tèshomè Meteku, Menelik Wèsnatchèw, Mulatu Astatq and Muluken Melesse with this reissue of the first in a series of of now legendary albums, originally released between 1972 and 1973.
  • Vinyl LP (HS144VL)
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Various
Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

The West African island nation of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) really took a shine to synthesisers when they started becoming available in the 70’s, and Space Echo: The Mysterious Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed documents an array of super-groovy meldings of the synths with the local music. Double LP on Analog Africa.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AALP080)
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O’Seis
Suicida / Apocalipse

No, this isn’t the latest incarnation of (Thee) Oh Sees. In fact, it’s a previous incarnation of Os Mutantes. Three of those who would go on to form OM - Rita Lee and the Baptista brothers - were members of O’Seis. 1966 single Suicida/Apocalipse was the group's only release, but both tracks fizz with energy and spark. Neatly prefaces the tropicalia/psych-rock explosion that OM would spearhead a few years later.
  • Vinyl 7" (MRB7136)

Otim Alpha
Gulu City Anthems

Nyege Nyege Tapes continue to turn heads with this compilation from Ugandan singer Otim Alpha. Alpha takes traditional Larakaraka wedding songs as his starting point, computerising much of the instrumentation while leaving in the frenetic pace and call-and-response vocals. The result? Another LP of hyper-energetic party music akin to NNT’s excellent recent Sound of Sisso compilation.
  • Vinyl Double LP (NNT003)
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Various
Buried Country

Musical archaeologists extraordinaire Mississippi Records team up with Australia’s Flipping Yeah for this release, and an important one it is too. The eleven tracks here draw from the Australian Aboriginal country tradition, a music silenced as often as the people who have made it. The ‘country’ of the title is a broad church - while there are balladeers and down-home ditties here, there are also rockers, droning organ tracks and moving blues numbers. A unique record, Black Country comes with extensive reading.
  • Vinyl LP (MRP109LP)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Nigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos


  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT79LP)

Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro-Latin Soul

Mulatu Astatke has long and lovingly been called 'Godfather Of Ethio Jazz' and who are we, your humble servants at Norman to disagree? Strut push on with their careful programme of essential jazz reissues to bring us the first official pressings of Astatke's early classics: Afro-Latin Soul (Vols 1 & 2), recordings made with his Ethiopian Quintet and dating from 1966. His initial experiments hurled Ethiopian culture head-on into African-Latin and normative jazz / R&B modes. Here the package is delivered in fully remastered form with expanded liner notes written by Astatke himself. On LP or CD.
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT156LP)
  • CD (STRUT156CD)
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These Eyes
Soca Hustle / Let Me Love

The press release ain’t giving much away about this one. It’s These Eyes with Soca Hustles/Let Me Love on Invisible City Editions. There’s a very fun groove with these. There’s naive and playful instrumentation and its West African influences remind me of Onyeabor and Bebey but with more of a Juju tint. Very fun and this repress comes with new album artwork.   
  • Vinyl 7" (ICE 008)
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Stars Of Liberty / Eye Q
Power To The People / I’m Not Selfish

Greasy Zimbabwean funk from Stars Of Liberty & Eye Q. Following the Now-Again 7" limited repress series comes Power To The People / I'm Not Selfish. These heavy afro-funk rarities tell the story of the public unrest happening in Zimbabwe in the 70's. Both tracks spoke out against the repressive regime in the funkiest way possible. Limited to 500 and not to be repressed.
  • Vinyl 7" (NA7028-7)
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King Ayisoba
Wicked Leaders


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Nigeria Fuji Machine
Synchro Sound System & Power

Nigeria Fuji Machine is a grouping of high-powered drummers and singers in Lagos, performing the popular Yoruba Nigerian music named Fuji. Fuji is a thrilling, super-percussive sound, that is highly popular in Nigeria but somewhat overlooked in the West in favour of highlife and the like. Correct this now, with Synchro Sound System & Power, a newly recorded set on Soul Jazz.
  • Vinyl LP (SJRLP412)
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  • CD (SJRCD412)
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Kamal Keila
Muslims and Christians

Jakarta sub-label Habibi Funk do a fine job of reissuing lost Arab classics. Their new series sees them turn their attention to the Sudanese jazz scene of the second half of the 20th century. A recent trip to the country brought the label bosses into contact with Kamal Keila, a bandleader and major player in the country’s musical landscape. After an Islamist revolution in the late 1980s, a change in the law meant that radio stations had to get musicians in for live sessions rather than air their previous recordings. Muslims And Christians combines takes from two sessions, one of which was definitely on 12th August 1992, across two vinyl. The band’s instrumentals draw from Fela Kuti, American funk and the grooves of neighbouring Ethiopia. Atop this Keila adopts a powerful stance, with his lyrics confronting everything from religious warfare to the country’s orphan problem.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HABIBI0081)
  • CD (HABIBI0082)

Fadoul
Al Zman Saib

Furiously energetic Arabic funk-rock music that leaps out of the speakers. Fadoul’s music has been little noticed in the non-Arabic world over the years, which is frankly a tragedy when you hear the quality of the material Al Zman Saib. Thankfully, Habibi Funk are reissuing, in an archival package with rare photos and translations of the lyrics.
  • Vinyl LP (HABIBI0021)
  • CD (HABIBI0022)
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Meridian Brothers
Dónde Estás María

Colombia's Meridian Brothers are back again with yet another strikingly original album. Blending Tropicalia from Brazil, Latin rock from Colombia and Argentina and dreamy Mexican psych-folk, there are plenty of rich strings and choral arrangements promised on this experimental new record. Bowed and plucked cello is introduced for some extra timbre and flavour. ¿Dónde Estás María? is a proclamation of love and a singular journey. 
  • Vinyl LP (SNDWLP118)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Onda de Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)

Good old Soundway Records. They never fail. It’s another crate-digging extravaganza from the global pop imprint, and this time they turn their attention to the music of the Brazilian 80s and 90s. Roping in vinyl junkie Millos Kaiser - 50% of the duo Selvagem - Kaiser has put together a compilation of sixteen would-be hits from long-gone artists that combine samba, funk, disco and more to ebullient effect. Might relaunch a career or two.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP125)

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Bury Me in a Corner of the Yard

Death Is Not The End are a fine label who should get more recognition than they do. The rare-as-hen’s-teeth records they get hold of for reissue are always hauntingly beautiful, and their recent LPs from Nina De La Puebla and Violeta Parra are simply not the sort of thing you hear every day. Bury Me In A Corner Of The Yard, a cassette focussing on the Cajun music of inter-war Louisiana, is no exception. Classic artists such as Segura Brothers, Amede Ardoin and more feature.
  • Tape (DEATH026)

Waak Waak Djungi
Waak Waak Ga Min Min

Waak Waak Djungi are a group from the Northern Territories of Australia, made up of three indigenous Yolngu people. They combine traditional vocal techniques and field recordings with 90’s era electronic production, and have been recently rediscovered. Waak Waak Ga Min Min contains a previously unheard recording, along with five cuts from their 1997 album. Released by Efficient Space.
  • Vinyl LP (ES006)
  • CD (ES006CD)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Super Elcados
Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Vol. 2

Anyone keeping track of the resurgent interest in ‘70s Afrofunk over the past decade will have seen the name Super Elcados crop up every now and then. Now the group’s LP Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Volume 2 gets a reissue via Mr. Bongo. Despite this being the second instalment in a series it’s actually the band’s debut full-length and dates back to 1976. These are eight premium pieces of Lagos boogie similar to contemporaries The Funkees and Monomono.
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP163)
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Tunde Mabadu
Viva Disco

Some ultra-rare boogie Lagos here. Originally issued in 1980 and long lost to the annals of time, Tunde Mabadu’s Viva Disco is Nigerian disco par excellence. The tunes here boast ten-tonne grooves, and the slightly distorted recording only adds to their energy and verve. Anyone with an ear for the likes of Joni Haastrup, Shina Williams, Christy Essien and the like should head over this way. Re-released via Mr Bongo.
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP170)

Andrea Benini
Drumphilia Vol. 1

Drumphilia Vol. 1, the first in a proposed series, is true to the promise of its title, in that this material is all about rhythmic and percussive sound sources. Although the definition of ‘drum’ has been stretched by Andrea Benini here to include synth modules (“syncussion”, the liner notes tell me?)  and drum machines, as well as a barrage of African and Caribbean instruments. No need for harmonic instruments here though, Benini has created captivating music without them. On Cristalline.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CR1VL)
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  • CD (CR1CD)

George Katsaros
George Katsaros: Greek Blues in America, Vol. 1

Hear what happened when rebetika-playing Greek emigres came to American and mingled their sound with the blues in the 20’s and 30’s. George Katsaros: Greek Blues in America, Vol. 1 is a cassette filled with amazing vintage recordings of Katsaros, captured in New York back in the day. Beautiful finger-picked cross-continental wonder, on cassette thanks to Death Is Not The End.
  • Tape (DEATH022)
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Various
Don't Sleep: Omutibo From Rural Kenya

Mississippi Records are at it again - with a little help from Raw Music International and Olvido Records - and have lovingly collected another set of rare-as-hen’s-teeth tracks. This selection focuses on the Omutibo type of guitar playing that came to prominence among the Luhya people of Kenya around the time that the country gained independence in the early 1960s. The music’s most popular exponent is George Mukabi, and artist who has wowed on several previous Mississippi releases. This LP comes with replete with interviews, photographs and lyrics in English and Luhya.
  • Vinyl LP (MRP112LP)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

William Onyeabor
Atomic Bomb

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and placing it onto your record player. Atomic Bomb was his biggest Nigerian hit back in the day (1978), and rightly so.
  • Vinyl LP (LB5033LP)
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Maria Rita Stumpf
Brasileira Remixes

Maria Rita's Cântico Brasileiro No.3 started life as a suspenseful oddity swathed in winds sounds and vocals delivered like an intense sermon. Following the trend of dancefloor reworks, this and  Lamento Africano/Rictus from the same album are up to date as sassy, deep club destroyers.
  • Vinyl 12" (OMSD002)
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Witch
Introduction

The debut album from 1970s Zamrockers WITCH or We Intend To Cause Havoc!, arguably the masters of the Zambian rock movement that has been gathering new attention since Now-Again records have been steadily reissuing some of the genre’s classics. Introduction is just that, a good introduction to the Zamrock sound which blends the psychedelic guitar of Hendrix with the funk groove of James Brown and an African rhythm. A joyous and exciting record from a fantastic group of musicians.
  • Vinyl LP (NA5103LP)

Witch
Kuomboka

Zamrock's most supreme band, Witch (which means We Intend To Cause Havoc) continue to get the reissue treatment from Now-Again with the more overtly experimental 'Kuomboka'. And by experimental, we mean, you know the opposite: slow jams, modest rock, and all the American pop influence in the world. As always, though, there's still a good amount of Zambian tradition and propulsive rhythms. 
  • Vinyl LP (ICE 006R)
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Alanis Obomsawin
Bush Lady

Rare and underrated, Alanis Obomsawin's Bush Lady is a cult classic finally gaining new listeners through Montreal's Constellation. Considering the lives lived by Canada's First Nations, and the political threats to their existence, the record is both a crucial sonic document and activist statement, offering a record created with painstaking attention to detail by Obomsawin (who rerecorded due to dissatisfaction with an early take). An essential fixture in the history of folk music.
  • Vinyl LP (CST133LP)
  • CD (CST133CD)

Manu Dibango
Electric Africa

Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1985. Electric Africa is four tracks of primo electro meets afrobeat. Solid groove meets synthesizers, electronic drums, saxophone and Dibango’s thick vocals. Features tracks with Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell on synthesizers. Vinyl on Tidal Waves.
  • Vinyl LP (TWM10)
  • Limited edition

Mulatu Astatke
Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2

The resurgent interest in Ethio-jazz trailblazer Mulatu Astatke leads to another reissue. This one is culled from Astatke’s time spent living in New York in the 1960s, one of the most fruitful and groundbreaking periods of his career. On Afro Latin Soul Vol. 2 Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet fuse their native jazz sound with Latin styles and r ‘n’ b in a manner that set Astatke on his way to some of his most vital and pioneering work. Re-pressed by Strut.
  • Vinyl LP (STRUT157LP)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Panama! 2 (Latin Sounds, Cumbia, Tropical & Calypso Funk On the Isthmus 1967-77)

This 2009 compilation does one thing, and it does it very well. It introduces listeners to some of Panama’s fantastic music, much of it virtually unknown elsewhere. With much of the material sourced from 45’s in radio station basements, Panama! 2 is the best way to hear these rich groovy blends of calypso, cumbia and Latin musics. Reissued by Soundway.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP013)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Heads Records - South African Disco-Dub Edits

Ever travelling into the musical terrain of the Southern Hemisphere, Soundway have this time raided the vaults of South African label Heads. The label's star shone briefly but brightly between 1982 and 1984 and released some 20 or so 12" singles and LPs before closing its doors. The label mixed disco with bubblegum pop, aimed at the nation's black population. This 4-track 12" EP of disco dub is the smaller sibling to the recent Gumba Fire compilation. Includes songs from William & The Young Five, Manyane, Adaye and Starlight.
  • Vinyl 12" (SNDW12028)

Various
Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music

Straight outta the International Library of African Music comes this selection of performances recorded in Central and East Africa between 1950 and 1958 by Hugh Tracey. Rumba is the stylistic spine running through the material on this double CD set, though the joy is of course in the variations. Fantastic music and recordings, with informative book material also included. From Dust To Digital.
  • CD box set (DTD-52)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

AMMAR 808
Maghreb United

AMMAR 808 is a fantastic proposition: North African music pulled through the vortex of a Tunisian producer with his eye on the bass bins. Maghreb United has a range of excellent singers from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia sitting at the centre of an ecstatic whirl of traditional instrumentation, distorted treatments, and big booming bass and drum patterns. Brilliant, energetic stuff, out on the Glitterbeat label.
  • Vinyl LP (GBLP060)
  • CD (GBCD060)
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  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Tony Allen / Ricardo Villalobos
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.1

Wrapping up a ten-EP series in celebration of as many years active, the Dutch imprint Dekmantel commissions from minimal techno heavyweight Ricardo Villalobos a whopping half-hour remix of Tony Allen’s 1999 tune ‘Asiko (In A Silent Mix)’. Villalobos weaves new effects and synthetic materials into the warm timbres of the original drums, brass and vocals, but keeps it tastefully balanced and highly groovy.
  • Vinyl 12" (DKMNTL-10YEARS10.1)
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Shadow
Sweet Sweet Dreams

A 1984 LP created in Trinidad and Tobago, Sweet Sweet Dreams is the synth-riddled reggae/soca project of Winston Bailey, also known as Shadow. The clever blend of genres on this record make it a mesmerising 80s time capsule, with hazy synth noodlings and hypnotic reggae beats providing a backdrop to Bailey and his backing singers' distinguished calypsonian vocals. Released as Vinyl LP on the Jamwax label.
  • Vinyl LP (AALP082)

Various
Afro- Beat Airways- West African Shock Waves- Ghana & Togo 1972-1979


  • Vinyl Double LP (AALP068)

Luis Perez
Ipan In Xiktli Metzli

Interesting one, this. Luis Perez was one of the first people to undertake detailed research on the pre-colonial musical traditions of his native Mexico. In the early 80s, after almost a decade of travelling the country and recording the folk musics of the Maya, Nahuatl, Mazateco, Yoemem, Comcaac, Raramuri, Wixarika and other ethnic groups, the Mexican government sponsored Perez to make an LP that fused some of these sounds with his own brand of psychedelic electronica. The resulting LP, Ipan In Xiktli Metzli (Nahuatl for In The Navel Of The Moon), began a resurgence in interest in native Mexican music that continues to this day. Heard now, the likes of ‘Ketzalkoatl Yauh Miktlan’ could have been an influence on Animal Collective’s Feels. This reissue from Mr. Bongo includes the original listening instructions. 
  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP154)
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Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
Raga Yaman (Rudra Veena // Seattle // 15 March 1986)

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar is the nineteenth generation of a family who have played the dhrupad style of devotional music. For those unfamiliar with dhrupad, it is considered to show raga in its purest form. Recorded at the end of his last US tour performing one of his signature ragas. One of two albums Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ is releasing to celebrate the life and music of Dagar.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SOMA029)
  • CD (SOMA029CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani (Rudra Veena // Seattle // 9 March 1986)

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar is the nineteenth generation of a family who have played the dhrupad style of devotional music. For those unfamiliar with dhrupad, it is considered to show raga in its purest form. This recording was made at a house show, offering a more intimate example of dhrupad. One of two albums Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ is releasing to celebrate the life and music of Dagar.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SOMA028)
  • CD (SOMA028CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Mothers' Garden (The Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1975 - 1984)

Africa Seven - the label behind the Africa Airways series - drop another nice collection of old grooves. These tracks are all by artists who identify as female, a gender which has been woefully under-represented in the African 70s/80s reissue explosion of the past decade or so. Hopefully compilations Mothers’ Garden this will start to redress the balance. Contains tunes from Miriam Makeba and Letta Mbulu, among others.
  • Vinyl LP (ASVN022)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Absence

Absence is a compilation of music that you would do very well to hear: experimental music from Iran. Artists on this stellar roster happen to include relatively big names like Sote and Siavash Amini, but also artists scarcely heard outside of Iran, all boldly exploring their sounds. CDr on Flaming Pines.
  • CD (FLP044)
  • £9.49 £7.12 (saving: £2.37)
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  • Limited edition

Professor Rhythm
Professor 3

Reissue of classic Professor Rhythm album first released in 1991. This album was released around the time hip-hop and house were starting to have an influence in South Africa, while still retaining much of the mbaqanga and bubblegum sounds that had been popular before. Released by the uh.. Awesome Tapes from Africa.
  • Vinyl LP (ATFA032LP)
  • CD (ATFA032CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Christy Essien
One Understanding

Lovely re-release of a 1979 record by the late Nigerian singer Christy Essien here. The woman they once called ‘The First Lady of Song’ in her native land has been largely overlooked in the Nigerian reissue explosion of the past decade, so it’s about time that something of hers was given a going-over for a new generation. One Understanding is more faithful to American styles than contemporaneous records coming out of Lagos at the time. Disco, funk and Motown soul are peppered with tropes from Hi-Life and Sub-Saharan reggae. Essien’s powerful voice, oddly reminiscent of Bonnie Tyler, brings the thing to life.
  • Vinyl LP (DWAPS2072)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Samba Touré
Wande

The third LP from Malian guitarist and songwriter Samba Toure finds him streamlining his sound. Wande largely eschews the high-energy call-and-response desert blues of his previous work for a taut, funky synthesis of Sahel sounds and Western rock tropes. The likes of ‘Yerfara’ feature strutting grooves that contain as much Jimi Hendrix as Ali Farka Toure.
  • Vinyl LP (GBLP059)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Fantasma
Free Love

Available as double 12” LP from Soundway. South Africa seems to be full of forward thinking music producers at the moment and Fantasma is the latest from Spoek Mathambo. Working with DJ Spoko Free Love is a melding of hip hop, shangaan electro, and Zulu Maskandi music. Definitely check out for a hip hop paced version of Tshetsha Boys or M.I.A.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP070)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Videotapemusic
Souvenir

Well this is just lovely. Japanese producer Videotapemusic has been doing his thing for about a decade now, releasing five albums in his home country, but Souvenir is his first LP to reach these shores. The basic idea is that he finds bargain-bin VHS tapes and repurposes their sounds, fleshing them out with full band and studio trickery. It’s a lovely mix of hypnagogic pop, Japanese psych-folk sounds and wistful Captured Tracks-style indie. An Ariel Pink you could take home to meet your parents.
  • Vinyl LP (180GLP02)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Kitsos Harisiadis
Lament In A Deep Style 1929 - 1931

Jack White has been tunnelling in the archives again… this time he’s come out with some amazing deep rarities from Greek folk musician and clarinetist Kitsos Harisiadis, all recorded in the period 1929 to 1931. Lament In A Deep Style feels like sacred devotional music, such is the power of Kitsos’s remarkable clarinet runs. CD and LP release on Third Man.
  • Vinyl LP (0813547025968)
  • CD (0813547025975)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Bombino
Deran

With admirers including Stevie Wonder and Robert Plant, the Niger guitarist Bombino clearly has some serious chops. His pioneering ‘Tuareggae’ sound remains in good nick on his latest LP, and his wide travels and range of influences lead to plenty of unusual songwriting choices on Deran. Case in point - lead single ‘Tehigren’, a track that turns on a sixpence from rock-reggae bounce to nimble desert-blues.
  • Vinyl LP (PTKF2154-1)
  • CD (PTKF2154-2)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
DJ Amir presents Buena Música Y Cultura

DJ Amir is your go to guy for great crate digging compilations, finding rarities for Pete Rock and BBE he’s got somewhat of a reputation. The focus here being Salsa & Guaguancó he digs past people synonymous with the genre like Joey Pastrana and Louie Colon and brings together some truly authentic and obscure latin selections.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBE344CLP)
  • Label(s):
  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Turkish Ladies

An awesome and very special record courtesy of Sony Music Turkey and Ladies on Records, celebrating Turkish women singers from the 70s and 80s. You'll hear a gloriously diverse range of music here, with sweet melodies, eccentric synths and bewitching arabesque strings underpinning classical Türk Sanat, Argentinian tango, Spanish flamenco, Egyptian classical orchestras and traditional folk songs. A real gem. 
  • CD (19075802552)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Antonio Sanches
Buli Povo!


  • Vinyl LP (AADE08)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Demon Fuzz
Afreaka!

A crucial fact stated about Demon Fuzz is that they all immigrated to Britain from old Commonwealth nations. This shows in their blend of funky/psych-rock/jazz fusion record, and only record, Afreka!. Originally released in 1970, but reissued by Music On Vinyl and available on Vinyl LP. This much bootlegged work showcases a unique mixture of psychedelic soul, dub-heavy funk, progressive rock, Afro-jazz and acid rock.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP1935)

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Ba Power

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba team up once again for a wonderful collection of blazing jams, louder and more willing to lean into distortion than ever before. Kouyate leads with his ngoni, and the band follow him with loose-but-tight afro-rock grooves. Jon Hassell and Chris Brokaw are the Western guests making appearances, but the African guests are where it is really at. Ba Power is out on Glitterbeat.
  • Vinyl LP (GBLP023)
  • CD (GBCD023)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Hugh Masekela
The Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased)

A compilation to satisfy anyone whose curiosity in Hugh Masekela was peaked by his passing in January of this year. This LP collates early work by the South African jazz legend, including some of his groundbreaking stuff with The Zulus and Letta Mbulu. The likes of Ojah collaboration ‘Afro Beat Blues’ are mighty and righteous funk jams. This repressing by BBE marks the first time in a decade that this compilation has been available on wax.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBELP69)
  • Label(s):
  • BBE

Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
My Ancestors

Anyone whose ears have pricked up at the recent run of Zamrock reissues should make sure they get a load of Chrissy Zebby Tembo. A drummer for The Scorpions in his early days, in 1974 Tembo teamed up with Paul Ngozi’s Ngozi Family to create My Ancestors. The LP is a record of hard-rockin’ tunes in the vein of contemporaries WITCH. Now reissued by the excellent Mississippi Records.
  • Vinyl LP (EJ06LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Susheela Raman
Ghost Gamelan

British-Tamil Susheela Raman’s seventh album Ghost Gamelan finds her and regular collaborator Sam Mills among Javanese gamelan composer Gondrong Gunarto and his ensemble of players. Raman is known for her adventurous projects and this one is a really bewitching collection of leftfield pop, making exceptional use of Mills’ guitar, Raman’s vocal techniques and indeed the sumptuous harmonics and melodics of a gamelan orchestra.
  • Vinyl LP (NJ628761)
  • CD (NJ628711)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Ragnar Johnson
Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang

Next on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ label is a reissue of this fine set of recordings from New Guinea, captured in the field by Ragnar Johnson. If Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea: Madang sounds oddly familiar, that might just be because parts of it were sampled on Bjork’s recent Utopia album! Clear and beautiful flute recordings to really listen to. Double LP and double CD editions.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SOMA030)
  • CD (SOMA030CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Okawa & The Rulers
Oshirononakade

DJ and saxophonist Takeshi Okawa (or Okawa 78 to his friends) has gathered together a varied group of Japanese musicians, including members of Death Jazzers Soil & Pimp Sessions, to form The Rulers. On Ohirononakade they experiment with different styles from all around the world.
  • Vinyl LP (DBRVL001)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Pierre Sandwidi
Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980

Pierre Sandwidi, nicknamed "the troubadour from the bush", was known for his beautifully crafted lyrics and political commentary, both present and correct on this collection of his best work from the late '70s and early '80s. An exciting record documenting the rich and diverse Burkino Faso music scene. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB104LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Konkere Beats
Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria

The latest epic from Soul Jazz, Yoruba! Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria was newly recorded in Lagos, Nigeria by Konkere Beats. The record sees an assemblage of master drummers and singers performing polyrhythms; a heap of percussion -- Dundun Bata drums -- and deeply spiritual, sacred songs honouring traditional and ancient Yoruba gods. Complete with a 40-page booklet / gatefold 2LP vinyl set with extensive text and photos on the inners. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (SJRLP399)
  • CD (SJRCD399)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Congo Revolution: Afro-Latin, Jazz And Funk Evolutionary And Revolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos


  • Vinyl 7" box set (SJR407)
  • Limited edition

Various
I’m Not Here To Hunt Rabbits

This compilation captures that rarest of things in the 21st century - a truly unique and idiosyncratic contemporary regional genre, namely the country blues guitar of Botswana. The common thread is a playing style where the left hand approaches the fretboard from above the neck rather than from below. YouTube videos of several performers have gone viral, but this is the first time they’ve been presented on a physical format. This LP offers eleven tracks from various players, with a further eight on the accompanying download.
  • Vinyl LP (PIR3165LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Malphino
Visit Malphino

Ooh this is a fun one. Visit Malphino is an sonic advert for the imaginary tropical island of Malphino. The group, while based in London, hail from places as far-flung as Japan, Malaysia, Colombia and The Philippines. Taking cumbia as a jumping-off point, the group mix the Colombian sound with styles as disparate as rumba and Brazilian forro, all played by a band led by accordion, organ and tuba. The resulting LP is a wry, fun listen that recalls Meridian Brothers.
  • CD (0878390004010)
  • Label(s):
  • Lex
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Habibi Funk 007: An Eclectic Selection

As the subtitle makes clear, this is a subjective and geographically and stylistically diverse and wide-ranging choice of tracks, taking in many different genres and influences. Selections come from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the 70s and 80s, all combining the impact of Western music with regional styles like zouk, or the Algerian take on Cape Verde’s coladera. Artists already represented by this Berlin label include Ahmed Malek, Al Massrieen, Dalton and Fadou, alongside many more obscure names. Double LP with 12-page booklet, and tracks are ethically licenced.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HABIBI007)

Meridian Brothers
El Advenimiento del Castillo Mujer

The 2006 debut album of Meridian Brothers. Sounds of Bogotan musical traditions (e.g. cumbia, currulao) are slightly tweaked, abstracted and adjusted, becoming what key member Eblis Alvarez calls ‘Abstract Folk Music’. Initially a CD-only release, El Advenimiento del Castillo Mujer is now reissued on LP! From Discrepant.
  • Vinyl LP (CREP32)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975)


  • Vinyl Double LP (WPFC101LP)
  • CD (WPFC101CD)

Charly Kingson
Born In Africa

The people at Africa Seven unearth another lost gem with Charly Kingson’s 1978 LP Born in Africa. Kingson - cousin of Manu Dibango, no less - recorded this album after relocating from Cameroon to Germany. It’s a record of popping synth-funk and hi-life disco, with tracks like ‘Nimele Bolo’ and ‘Nanga ‘Boko’ still sure to set the dancefloor on fire. Kingson’s cracking voice, part Maurice White and part Fela Kuti, remains front-and-centre throughout.
  • Vinyl LP (ASVN062)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Kingsley Bucknor
Just U and Me

Kingsley Bucknor started out playing with Fela Kuti in his native Nigeria, before recording this self-released electrofunk album in London in 1985. It’s quite a bit different from African Woman, his recently reissued, Lagos-recorded 1979 LP, but there’s still a discernible Afrobeat flavour atop the Zapp-influenced, vocoder-drenched grooves. A particular highlight is Don't Give Up Ya Luv, which highlights his sloppy DIY eccentricities while being funky and smooth where it counts.
  • Vinyl LP (LER 1011)
  • £19.49 £15.59 (saving: £3.90)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Panama! 3 (Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica On the Isthmus 1960-75)

Panama! 3 (Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia tipica On The Isthmus 1960-75) carries on with the super work done by earlier compilations in the series, circulating some of this beautifully rich music beyond its region. The heady blend of cultures on the isthmus is borne out in the variety of sounds and styles mingling in the music. On Soundway.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP018)
  • £17.49 £13.99 (saving: £3.50)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Fela Kuti
Na Poi


  • Vinyl LP (KFR2021-1)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

The phenomenal success of Buena Vista Social Club could not have been predicted. A collection of Cuban musicians including Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez were put together by three people to play traditional Cuban music. The most famous of those three people was Ry Cooder who, along with his Latin percussionist son, play on the album. Love for the album grew outwards slowly, beginning with a handful of delighted music critics. This album sparked a wider interest in Latin and world music in general, and initial interest culminated in Wim Wenders making a film about the group. Double vinyl LP and CD on World Circuit.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WCV050)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck
Xale


  • Vinyl 12" (ND-02)
  • £7.99 £4.00 (saving: £3.99)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Tsvia Abarbanel
Eastern Soul

Israeli crate-diggers Fortuna Records have a bit of a thing for Yemeni singer Tsvia Abarbanel. The label’s first release was a 7” single featuring her tracks ‘Wings Of Love’ and ‘Yahlel Hawa’, both of which also appear on this reissue of a privately-pressed recording made in 1970. The music of Eastern Soul is a heady mix of spiritual jazz, Yemenite funk and swinging standards. Abarbanel’s strong, earthy voice provides the album's anchor. Good stuff.
  • Vinyl 12" (FTN008)

Pandit Pran Nath
The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972 Vol. 2

Pandit Pran Nath is a legend of the Indian classical vocal raga, who crossed over into the Western cultural consciousness in 1972, when he performed in Paris. This double LP release on Sri Moonshine Music takes recordings from that special occasion and puts them onto wax, ready for spiritual or just musical home consumption.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SMM006)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Violeta Parra
La Cueca Presentada por Violeta Parra

Death Is Not The End’s latest archival find is La Cueca Presentada por Violeta Parra, a rare 50’s compilation of the Chilean folk genre of Cueca. Violeta Parra presents songs gathered from the rural areas of the country and presented with her wonderful musical touch. She also gives spoken introductions to pieces.
  • Vinyl LP (DEATH020LP)

Tala A.M.
African Funk Experimentals 1975 to 1978

African Funk Experimentals 1975 to 1978 is an extremely enticing name for a record isn’t it? And Tala A.M. doesn’t disappoint, throwing out slice after slice of compelling afro-funk, always driven by amazing rhythms and led by tight guitar. Compilation of tracks cherry-picked from various of Tala’s records, on Africa Seven.
  • Vinyl LP (ASVN018)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers
African Party

Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers made a glorious, joyful sound with their extra-percussive version of highlife, and nowhere more so than on African Party, now seeing reissue release on Freestyle Records. This stuff, recorded in 1967, really drives forwards: you will enjoy this with your mind and your feet, I assure you.  
  • Vinyl LP (FSRLP110)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata


  • Vinyl LP (MRBLP158)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Hamad Kalkaba
Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975

Hamad Kalkaba, who later went on to sit as president of the Confederation of African Athletics, recorded some fabulous and lively music in his mid-70’s youth, and here is a good-sized portion of it. Sparkling golden good-time sounds that takes Cameroonian rhythms and slathers them with heady electricity. CD and LP editions on Analog Africa, with an informative booklet.
  • Vinyl LP (AALP084)
  • CD (AACD084)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Digital Zandoli 2

Heavenly Sweetness have dug into the history of Zouk music from the French West Indies in order to save you the trouble, serving up twelve fabulous new examples of Digital Zandoli. The style is funky and sleek, with playful sunny synth pads and disco-groovy rhythms. Explore it for yourself! CD and double LP editions on Heavenly Sweetness.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HS169VL)
  • CD (HS169CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Ennanga Vision
Ennanga Vision

Ennanga Vision's self-titled offering is a cultured release, with a broad glut of influences. As the touring keyboard player for world-beaters Gorillaz, Jesse Hackett is no stranger to the big stage, and this is an album that's fit for one; it melds an array of electronic sounds with organic African instrumentation.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP105X)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP105)
  • £17.49 £13.12 (saving: £4.37)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (SNDWCD105)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Lord Echo
Harmonies

Harmonies is the ten-track release from Lord Echo. What has long been waited for is finally here. Described as ‘distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz’ this record is a great addition to any rock/reggae collection and will appeal to many different audiences. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SNDWLP090X)
  • CD (SNDWCD090)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

Various
Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods of Haiti – 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession

Soul Jazz follow up on the 1996 album Vodou Drums In Haiti 1, with a new instalment, recorded in Port-Au-Prince with the same ensemble, the Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin. The intensely interweaved patterns make for a very special listen, whether or not you are familiar with the underlying rituals. The Living Gods Of Haiti - 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession is available in CD and double LP editions.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SJRLP371)
  • CD (SJRCD371)
  • Genre(s):
  • African / Asian / Latin / Traditional / World

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