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Ebo Taylor
Twer Nyame

Ghana’s Ebo Taylor produced some thoroughly gorgeous highlife music in the 1970’s, comfortably relaxed and smooth-flowing. 1978’s Twer Nyame adds strong twists of jazz and afrobeat into the mix too. The political conditions at the time of release meant that these records were sparsely distributed at the time, so relish this timely reissue on Mr Bongo.
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Aziza Brahim
Abbar El Hamada

Super groovy and far-out West Saharan rock ‘n roll from Aziza Brahim. On Abbar el Hamada she has built a wonderful band to perform her varied songs. Now Saharawi rhythms, meet Senegalese drums, Afro-Cuban arrangements and emotive blues. Glitterbeat release this scorching album on CD an vinyl LP.
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Aris San
Boumpam / Dam Dam

The king of the ‘Greek Jaffa’ sound makes it to 10” vinyl on this extremely limited release from Fortuna Records. Aris San revolutionised Greek traditional music in the 1970s by replacing the bouzouki with an electric guitar and psychedelic mindset. Boumpam/Dam Dam displays his ferocious guitar licks and groovy garage and surf-inspired backing.
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Chang Fo Ji - Buddha Loops from China & Tibet

A singular little oddity on vinyl LP from Discrepant. In China and Tibet mini, pre-programmed boomboxes called Chang Fo Ji, or Buddha Machines, pump out meditation drones and modern prayers. Buddha Loops from China & Tibet compiles these hypnotic looping tones and pulsing, bowed drones and is perfect for fans of minimal drone and unusual global sounds.
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Suns of Arqa
Wadada

Suns of Arqa are serious veterans of the UK’s underground, having turned out as many as 35 records over the years. This, however, will be their final album. Wadada contains collaborations with Indian classical musical legends Raghunath Seth and Kadir Durvesh, who they use to help them cover The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows. CD on Tracks & Traces.
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DJ Katapila
Trotro

The always reliable Awesome Tapes From Africa return with this ace CD and double vinyl LP from DJ Katapila. Trotro is a fast-paced mash-up of Ghanaian traditional music and modern technology. Katapila sings, shouts and chants over backing that sounds as if it had been beamed from the golden age of detroit house. Ferociously fast drum machines chatter over the minimalist musical forms of gome, kpanlogo and gyama.

Mbongwana Star
From Kinshasa

From Kinshasa is a new project from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic Congo. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know already how much gorgeous music has flown out of the city over the years, and Mbongwana Star is no exception, flowing together Congolese rhythms with some electronics and post-punk inspirations. Groovy materials on World Circuit.
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Meridian Brothers
Los Suicadas

The Meridian Brothers is a project helmed by Eblis Javier Alvarez Vargas, who is well into unusual organ music. Following this interest, he has initiated a trilogy of albums (Los Suicidas is the first) which use a strange synthesiser ensemble to approximate an organ reaching beyond its means. An odd and remarkable LP on Soundway.
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Out of Addis

Out Of Addis is a compilation of Ethiopian music, recorded over the last few years. The excellent krar is the instrument that dominates here, switching easily between lead and rhythm roles. Mixed by Nick Manasseh in the UK with the specific intention of making these tunes dancefloor friendly. On Kartel.
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Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & Rajasthan Express
Junun

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Tunun, impressionistically documents the recording sessions that led to this album. Jonny Greenwood, with his Radiohead pedigree, will attract the most attention, but it is qawwali group Rajasthan Express and composer Shye Ben Tzur who are the real centre of this collection. Fantastic devotional performances, highly recommended. On Nonesuch.

SK Kakraba
Songs of Paapieye

SK Kakraba plays a Ghanaian xylophone called the gyil, and Songs Of Paapieye gives us the instrument pure and unaccompanied. There is a welcome buzz to the tone that will be familiar to Konono No. 1 fans, and an inventiveness to Kakraba’s versions of traditional and original tunes that will be welcome to those who like joy. On Awesome Tapes From Africa.
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Dexter Story
Wondem

Dexter Story deploys influences from all across a range of East African nations, to enormously good-time effect. Wondem features guests like Nia Andrews, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Yared Tashele, but it is Dexter’s broad vision and detailed arrangements that bring this record home. On Soundway.

Bixiga 70
III

Relatively speaking, Sao Paulo is close to the African coast. When you listen to III, you can almost forget about the tectonic rifts that have separated the two continents. Effortlessly merging funk, afrobeat and samba, Bixiga 70 have produced a copper-packed smorgasbord. Not just world music, but world-class music. 
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Petite Noir
La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

Petite Noir deems his sound and general aesthetic to be ‘Noirwave’, a term that effectively represents the shifting gauze-sheets that these tracks are built up from. La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful mixes martial drums and a howling energy with sleek electronics/ A powerful LP indeed, released on the Double Six label.
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Alif
Aynama-Rtama

Alif are a five-person musical collective, combining Oud, Buzuq, bass, keyboards and drums. Oh and poetic vocals as well of course. Aynama-Rtama displays their far-reaching sound to full effect, a highly-rhythmic flurry of Arab-origin sound. The music comes packaged with full English translations of lyrics and poems used. On Nawa Recordings.

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Excavated Shellac: Reeds

The Dust To Digital label are expert archivists, and for this Reeds instalment of their ongoing Excavated Shellac series, they’ve picked out 14 rare 78rpm records containing vigorous traditional reed music from around the globe. Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Tajikistan… this is a compilation with a very broad scope. CD has an additional three tracks.
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Rim Kwaku Obeng
Rim Arrives

BBE release 'Rim Arrives' previously only available as a rare as hell private press. A collection of grooves from the disco era, this is going to go down a storm with the global disco hunters out there. Includes the 'Rim Arrives' album on one disc and the 'International Funk' 12" on the second disc. Includes download code.
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The Sorcerers
The Sorcerers

The Sorcerers are made up from legends of the Leeds jazz and world music scene. Their eponymous debut takes in influences from Ethiopian Jazz, European horror film scores from the ‘60s and ‘70s and British library music. Ethiopian jazz legend, Mulatu Astatke, Quinton Scott of Strut records and Late Junction presenter Nick Luscombe have championed the band. The album was recorded in ATA records own analogue studio to give the music some analogue authenticity. Opening track Pinch Of The Death Nerve was made “Beat Of The Week” by BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan.
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DRC Music
Kinshasa One Two


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Sanneh Kuyate
Kaiye & Sajyo


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SK Kakraba
Yonye

SK Kakraba is part of a mighty lineage of Ghanaian Gyil players; the Gyil being a kind of xylophone. Yonye is a fantastic collection of solo recordings, the buzzing sound of the instrument giving the traditional songs an almost electric tang to them. Plenty of life and energy in this record, which is out on Sun Ark.
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Songhoy Blues
Al Hassidi Terei

Having been banned from playing music by Islamic extremists in Timbuktu, Songhoy Blues moved to the Malian capital where they met Damon Albarn and things have been going up since then. Some classic African folk/rock with crisp guitar and beautiful vocal sounds, it’s fun and defiant. Debut album to come, watch this space.
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Las Malas Amistades
Maleza


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Amara Toure (with Black and white)
Singles Collection 1973-1980

Singles Collection 1973-1980 is a bit of a misnomer for this collection, as this isn’t just a slice of Amara Toure’s work, but rather his entire recorded discography. The quality of material suggests that this is a tragedy, but at least we have these ten tracks of intense and sultry sound. Remastered recordings, out on Analog Africa.
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Nozinja
Nozinja Lodge

Nozinja is the recording moniker of South African Richard Mthetwa. Nozinja Lodge is his debut album. It takes the adrenaline-fuelled beats of Shangaan Electro, a South African sub-genre of EDM that Nozinja is at the forefront of, and delivers it to the rest of the world. Double vinyl LP and CD on Warp.

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Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77

Featuring a raft of seminal latin artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan and Machito, Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77 gets a 20th anniversary reissue in all its fiesty glory. One of the most critically acclaimed releases from the Soul Jazz label, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable romp from a wide range of artists. Out on deluxe 2CD or Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 separate vinyl from Soul Jazz.

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Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2

There is surely no title like Tropical Disco Hustle to prompt happiness and a will to dance… apart from Tropical Disco Hustle 2! This carefully compiled collection is full of tracks both classic and rare from various Caribbean countries, and is delicious as you might expect. Double LP or CD from Cultures of Soul.

Montevideo Blues
Montevideo Blues

The self-titled album by Montevideo Blues, their only release, is rare and exciting, so praise the gods for this LP reissue on Lion Productions. Uruguay’s finest example of 70’s political rock-via-traditional-instruments music, and something quite unlike what’s available elsewhere. Limited to only 500 copies, just so you know!
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The Budos Band
Burnt Offering

'Burnt Offering' is the newest record from that ten-piece that just wants to have fun: the Budos Band. Riffs on riffs front this record of hazy psych-rock and proud metal worship, though the band retain their jazz and Afrobeat influences and pack their tunes with all the things that make them more like Fela Kuti. A weird, wonderful hybrid of musical party makes up 'Burnt Offering'.

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Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is an important forthcoming film about the musical history of Cambodia before the Vietnam War overspilled and destroyed the country’s artistic freedom. Many of the artists on this accompanying music were consequently killed, making the vitality and joy of these performances all the more powerful. On Dust to Digital.

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Hanoi Masters - War Is a Wound Peace Is a Scar

Hanoi Masters: War is a Wound, Peace is Scar is a recording from 2014 from producer Ian Brennan, who has worked with names such as Tinariwen, Malawi Mouse Boys, and The Good Ones. Recorded live by Vietnamese musicians on traditional instruments and capturing the haunting fractured psyche of what the Vietnamese called the American War. Vinyl and CD from Glitterbeat.

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Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 - Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Straight from late seventies/early eighties apartheid South Africa, Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 is all about that warm waves of funk in Africa: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga. Those precise genres perhaps hard to distinguish to the layman, but always a guaranteed listening pleasure. This 2xLP treats you to some of the most heartfelt warmth ever pressed into vinyl. Get it before summer hits!
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Tal National
Zoy Zoy

Niger’s favourite band, Tal National have gathered a strong Western audience since the release of their previous album Kaani. Zoy Zoy is their latest effort which blends African folk together with some electronic elements, melding fantastically together to create a twist on traditional African folk tunes.
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Disco Dildar

The fantastic Finders Keepers has dug deep once again, this time into some mighty fine Indian and Pakistani party tunes to create Disco Dildar. It’s funky and plain crazy synth, drum machine tunes in the same vein as those great obscure pop odd-balls such as William Onyeabor or Bruce Haack. It’s bound to sell out fast.

Skip&Die
Cosmic Serpents

Don’t be fooled by the garish, cringingly teenage art & design project style cover for Cosmic Serpents by Skip&Die because behind the cover, in those dusty grooves, are some rhythmical, tropical and dance-inducing tunes, inspired by the countries in which the album was written and recorded, including Argentina, Egypt, Brazil and Portugal. Fun, fun, fun electronica to sway and groove to.  

Tamikrest
Taksera

Available on 180 gram 12” vinyl in gatefold case on Glitterbeat. Live recording from Taureg rock band Tamikrest. Layered percussion grooves and dirtied electric guitars filled with extensions and improvisations of album tracks. It’s excellent desert blues for fans of Can or Pink Floyd. Limited 1500 copies, with download code.

Petite Noir
The King Of Anxiety EP

Fitting nicely in the row of bass-heavy, vocally high-pitched and electronic artists like Seekae, Chet Faker and James Blake, Petite Noir adds his own brand of South African rhythm to build unique and captivating songs. The King of Anxiety is only a teaser EP for his upcoming full length, but we’ll be playing it on repeat!
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Santa Y Su Gente
Urgente

Another overdue rerelease to please the fans. First released during the rule of Pinochet, this sweet piece of progressive/Latin funk never got the attention it deserved. Now you can listen to Santa Y Su Gente in the warmth of your own home, whilst basking in the peace of your own democratically elected government.

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The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

A four meat soup of delight from The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2. This compilation is a real hodgepodge of styles, sounds and aesthetics. Going from synthed-out funky disco, to a percussion and brass led salsa vibe. It's an eclectic mélange of traditional South American roots music, with Caribbean and African sounds which are a result of the diverse range of ethnicities Colombia is home to. Out on double vinyl LP and CD from Vampisoul.

Noura Mint Seymali
Tzenni

A joyous tomato party from Noura Mint Seymali. Tzenni is the new genre redefining exploration from North Africa. Her deeply emotive and technically brilliant voice is at the heart of each piece being accompanied by Mauritania instruments mixed with electric guitars, drums and modern production. She bridges the gap between traditional music of North Africa with 20th century western sounds to make a truly unique and contemporary record. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Glitterbeat.
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Maurice Louca
Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot)

A follow up to his first solo album Garraya, 'Salute the Parrot' sees Maurice Louca immerse himself further into deep, wild and often improvised passages of sound. Featuring guest performances by members of Sun City Girls (amongst many others) and vocals by Egyptian Mahraganat MCs Amr 7a7a and Alaa 50, Louca's music works beyond the confines of simple description. Evocative, challenging and a must for the discerning improv/noise/world ear. Digital and vinyl.Coloured wax seals the deal for those quick off the mark.
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Psych-Funk 103: Sa-Re-Ga! Psychedelic Funk India

A platter of hallucinatory spices from various Indian artists. As a follow up to their other guitar-centric odyssey's, Psych-Funk 103: Sa-Re-Ga! Psychedelic Funk India spans through the 70's until '83. It's full of tripped out guitars, super tight drums and raw vocals and horns. Out on CD from World Psychedelic Funk Classics.

Fantasma
Eye Of The Sun

New 12" out from Fantasma on Soundway. Eye Of The Sun is a journey through Sound African roots music, mixed with modern cross-continental sounds. Reggaeton beats, soaring vocals and hip hop production give this vinyl a very unique sound. Driving, soulful and melodic, Eye Of The Sun is a real eclectic treat.
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Batida
Dois

Pedro Coquenao, aka Batida, returns with a follow-up to his acclaimed self-titled Soundway debut. The Lisbon-based producer is inspired by his own multicultural environs as well as trips to Nairobi and Luanda, mixing a deep understanding of African rhythms with slick western house and electronica. The lyrics are in four different languages and there's an international supporting cast of guests including Spoek Mathambo and Maximo Park guitarist Duncan Lloyd.
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90 Degrees of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean - Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult and Compas Music

Compilation of various Caribbean musical styles and flavours from the 50s and 60s, brought to you by Soul Jazz records. Featuring artists from Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, and an impressively ecclectic mix of Calypso, Mento (early Jamaican reggae), mambo and more. Available on heavyweight double vinyl gatefold or CD. 
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Joshua Rainhorn / Paulinho e Beatriz
Wine & Cigarettes / Você Tem

The latest in Drag City's latest line of 'discoveries' which are actually alter ego's of actor/comedian/what have you Fred Armisen. This time it is  LA piano-popster Joshua Rainhorn and Brazilian bossa wonder twins Paulinho e Beatriz. Some of these can be pretty amusing so worth waiting to see what turns up. 
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Soul Jazz Records Present
90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean

'90 Degrees Of Shade: Image and Identity In The West Indies' encompasses a century of Caribbean history in an extensive collection of photography that attempts to show the region in every little and significant detail, from its political and colonial fractures to its independence. The book was compiled by Paul Gilroy.

Tradisyon Ka
Soul Jazz Records Presents Gwo Ka: Music Of Guadeloupe, West Indies

Soul Jazz continue their study of classic Caribbean sounds here with an LP from Tradisyon Ka, a contemporary example of the Gwo Ka music of Guadeloupe. In a region populated largely by the ancestors of forcibly relocated African slaves, Guadeloupe is unusual in that it is still a Euro-spending, croissant-eating department of France, and the Gwo Ka style mixes African polyrhythms and call-and-response vocals with elements of the French chanson style.
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Aby Ngana Diop
Liital

Awesome Tapes From Africa with another reissue here; this one hopes to break Senegal's Aby Ngana Diop, a famous taasu singer/speaker whose poems and prose were backed by tama percussion. 'Liital' is notable for the striking rhythms Diop creates with her words and the lyrical way her backing vocalists respond. 'Liital' was her only release, initially released on cassette in 1994 to Senegal's acclaim. 
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Khun Narin
Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band

It all began when someone posted a clip of this band on youtube with the caption  “MINDBLOWING PSYCHEDELIA FROM THAILAND”. What could be seen was a group of musicians who lived in a remote village hundreds of miles away from Bangkok playing some heavy, heavy psych. This led to American producer Josh Marcy contacting the band with a view to producing them. This is the result. The membership of the band and spans several generations, from high school kids to men well into their 60s and is always fluctuating and changing. Its going to be nothing less than interesting, this one. 
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Beyond Addis

BEYOND ADDIS - CONTEMPORARY JAZZ & FUNK INSPIRED BY ETHIOPIAN SOUNDs FROM THE 70'S "Beyond Addis" is a collection of contemporary bands inspired by Ethiopian music from the 70's. Feat. Akale Wube (France), Heliocentrics (UK), Imperial Tiger Orchestra (Switzerland), Budos Band (USA), Ping Pong orchestra (USA / UK), Les Freres Smith (France), Karl hector & The malcouns (Germany), Zafari (USA), Whitefield Brothers (Germany), Woima Collective (Germany), Tezeta Band (USA), Debo Band (USA), Transgressors (Columbia).

Muyei Power
Sierra Leone In 1970s USA

Unavailable for 35 years and released only as singles at the time, Soundway has gathered together some belters from Muyei Power who were one of the in demand bands of the 1970s in Sierra Leone. Muyei Power never released an album and disbanded in 1979 leaving only these few tracks of highly percussive, afro-beat and funk tunes. CD and vinyl both come with liner notes on the band. Vinyl is 180g and comes with a download code.
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Garotas Suecas
Feras MÍticas

Vibrations from the sun drenched Garotas Suecas. Feras MÍticas is the second album from the Rio De Janeiro group. Awash with soulful vocalisations, tight guitars, serious bass lines, drums and an assortment of electronics and strings. They mix between their native styles such as bossa nova and gentle samba with laid back funk, pop and blues. Out on double vinyl LP from Vampisoul.
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Red Hot + Fela

Red Hot + compilations are always worth a listen. The label, which is an offshoot of The Red Hot Organisation, specialises in getting together groups of artists to reinterpret the music of some seminal artist or another. They then donate the proceeds of their LPs to fighting AIDS. This is a noble cause in and of itself, so it's a bonus that their records tend to be pretty good too. On Red Hot + Fela we find everyone from ?uestlove to Chance The Rapper to Spoek Mathambo taking a dip in the archive of the late, great Fela Kuti.

National Wake
Walk In Africa


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Doug Tielli
Kerelsey

Doug Tielli lives in Toronto, where he is a well-known name on the underground music scene. Much of Kerelsey, though, was conceived in a rainy two months spent in the suburb of Coventry, England, with the same name. English folk influences are audible on the album, alongside African and Brazilian vibes. On CD or vinyl.
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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.
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Fela Kuti
Confusion

This classic Afrobeat LP houses merely a single eponymous piece, not much under half an hour long, that commences with an enigmatic kaleidoscopic face-off between Kuti on organ and Tony Allen on percussion. As the tune becomes increasingly fevered and groovesome,  our man FeKu channels the wild spirit of Lagos - Its multitude of accents, the gridlocked roads, the inadequate police force etc to highlight his fierce spirited passion and underlying frustrations regarding his amazing troubled home country, Nigeria.
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Yva Las Vegass
I Was Born In A Place of Sunshine


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Neung Phak
2


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Soema Montenegro
Pasionaria


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Fela Kuti
Expensive Shit

Nigerian police, seeking to frame Fela Kuti, tried to plant a joint of marijuana on him during a gathering at his home. Wise to their plan, he quickly swallowed the joint. However, the police threw him in jail to wait for the evidence to make its way through his system. With some wily plotting Fela escaped charges and subsequently produced this opus mocking the police for wasting resources on hassling him instead of furthering justice in Nigeria. Opening brass sounds give way to interplay between Fela’s narration about the episode and responses from his group of female singers.
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