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Bitteschön, Philophon!Various ArtistsPhilophon
"Bitteschon, Philophon!" is a "best of" selection taken from the fifteen 7" releases by the Berlin-based label Philophon. Features Jimi Tenor, Alemayehu...
  • 1. Guy One – Estre (feat. Florence Adooni)
  • 2. Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem
  • 3. Jimi Tenor – My Mind Will Travel (Teen Party Edit)
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iZem + K.O.GChangeHeavenly Sweetness
Ghanaian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist K.O.G, meets producer iZem on this tasty 7” that encompasses soul, African music and hip hop. After his 2016...
Jon K / Pat ThomasAsafo / Enye WoaSoundway
Two late 80s Ghanaian highlife cuts taken from the catalogue of Nakasi Records. Jon K reworks a traditional Fanti language Asafo company song, 'Asafo...
Gumba Fire 12" Ltd SpecialVarious ArtistsSoundway
**100 copies only - one per customer!** Soundway presents a super limited edition 12" special of more dancefloor heat following on from 2018's widely...
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JujuBy Christopher Alan WatermanUniversity of Chicago Press
Now known internationally through the recordings of King Sunny Ade and others, juju music originated more than fifty years ago among the Yoruba of Nigeria....
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Mahmoud AhmedYalem Baytewarnegn (1974)Mahmoud Records
Superb super-super-rare unplayed Ethiopian ORIGINAL vinyl in original picture sleeve! A thing of great beauty! Awesome vocals of Mahmoud Ahmed...
  • Original 7"£60.00
    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Ethiopian 7" in pic sleeve! Unplayed and shiny but has some occasional minor background sounds
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African Music - A People's ArtBy Francis BebeyLawrence Hill (1975)
The man behind the recent Psychedelic Sanza album of his African music
  • Original Book (350g)£10.00
    Secondhand paperback in good condition, stickers on cover
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Sir Shina Adewale And His Super Stars InternationalVerse 5 (1978)Wel-Kadeb Records
Rare Nigerian LP
  • Original LP£40.00
    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Nigerian LP - Vinyl is great, sleeve is solid but wavy.
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Night Force & The Tom CatsDanceAfrosynth
Reissue of this incredibly sought-after, South African electronic / Hi-NRG disco album! Features the KILLER title track ‘Dance’, written by Belgian...
Moulay Ahmed El HassaniAtlas ElectricHive Mind Records
Hive Mind release a compilation of songs by Moulay Ahmed El Hassani, a master of modern Moroccan music, who updates traditional folk forms with drum machines,...
Tallawit TimbouctouHali DialloSahel Sounds
Rare recording of contemporary takamba music. Tallawit Timbouctou are champions of 'takamba', a hypnotic traditional music from northern Mali.
General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata ObiaBongo Joe
Bongo Joe issue this killer highlife LP from Nigerian star, General Franco Lee Ezute!
Troupe Ecole TuduOyiwaneSahel Sounds
Archival recording, never before available. Limited release of 500 copies. Sweet and sublime school recordings from elementary school group in Northern...
DamilyValimbiloBongo Joe
Spiritual, contemporary African sounds via France - more killer wares via the Bongo Joe label!
Ahmoudou MadassaneZerzura (Original Soundtrack Recording)Sahel Sounds
First ever experimental Tuareg guitar soundtrack. Original soundtrack recording to the film Zerzura, the first ever Saharan acid Western, telling the story...
Ali Hassan KubanFrom Nubia To CairoPiranha Records
From a self-taught musician exploring his Nubian people’s musical roots to a professional, successfully leading his various bands into new, vibrant,...
Jungle By NightLivingstoneNew Dawn
Jungle by Night are back to ignite dance floors with their propulsive fusion of Afro beats, Turkish-style psych and modern cumbia rhythms!
Americo Brito & DjaramaNha D'stineMar & Sol
Continuing the focus on music from Cape Verde, Mar & Sol reissue this stunning, 1983 album 'Nha D'stine' from the legendary singer Américo Brito and his...
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Kenya Special: Remixes & EditsVarious ArtistsSoundway
**Repress of the in-demand 'Kenya Special: Remixes & Edits' 12" from 2013!** Includes a killer 1977 remix of Mbiri Young Stars from Batida and a wicked...
  • 1. Mbiri Young Stars – Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe (Batida 1977 Remix)
  • 2. Kalambya Boys – Kivelenge (The Busy Twist Remix)
  • 3. Nairobi Matata Jazz – Mapenzi Hayana Daktari (Frankie Francis Edit)
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A7 Edits Vol.1 (feat. Stefano Ritteri edits)Various ArtistsA7 Edits
Africa Seven presents A7 Edits, a new sister label aimed directly at the dancefloor featuring killer original cuts and edits. First up is Stefano Ritteri...
  • 1. Ekambi Brillant – Nyambe (Stefano Ritteri edit)
  • 2. Ekambi Brillant – Nyambe
  • 3. Bunzu Soundz – Zinabu (Stefano Ritteri edit)
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The Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz, Jazz, JazzHabibi Funk
Habibi Funk reissue the highly sought after, Sudanese jazz LP from The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr, 'Jazz, Jazz, Jazz'. An OG goes for big money online,...
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Hugh MasekelaThe Emancipation Of Hugh Masekela (1966)Chisa
Rare afro jazz from trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Original USA Vinyl VG (surface marks plays well)/Sleeve VG (has age/ring wear)100% Guarantee on this and...
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Hugh MasekelaMasekela (1968)Universal City Records
Tough Afro-funky jazz from trumpeter and composer Masekela, 1968Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
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Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths Vol. 2Various ArtistsTriassic Tusk
It's back! The wildly eclectic 'Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths' series returns with another exemplary selection of the weird and wonderful from around...
  • 1. Tecumsay Roberts – It Makes Me Dance and Sing
  • 2. Monad & the Electrons – Foam Song
  • 3. Geri Baird – Backside Of The Desert
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Vaudou GameOtodiHot Casa Records
French Afro / Togolese funk band deliver their third album, 'Otodi' - jam packed full of unbeatable, party-ready Afrobeat voodoo rhythms, funk and soul!
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Afro NationalAfrican Experimentals (1972-1979)Africa Seven
The Afro National band was formed in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1972. Their inspirational leader, Sulay Abu Bakarr accompanied by his wife Patricia and...
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Nana TuffourSikyi MedleyKalita Records
Kalita present a 12” EP comprised of four of Nana Tuffour’s greatest electronic "burger highlife" tracks. This release features two highly sought-after...
Thabang TabaneMatjaleMushroom Hour Half Hour
Stunning, contemporary African music from, Thabang Tabane. His debut solo album, 'Matjale' is a driving, percussion-heavy, joyous and worldly version of...
Africa O-Ye!A Celebration Of African MusicGuinness Publishing
DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical...
Onyeka OnwenuEndless LifeHis Master's Voice
Nigeria disco boogie Original Nigerian VinylVinyl VG+ (surface marks plays fine) , sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
  • Original LP£15.00
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The Music Of AfricaBy J. H. Kwabena NketiaVictor Gollancz (1986)
A comprehensive guide to the music of this complex and diverse continent. 1st edition UK s/hand hardback in great condition w/dustjacket (is ex-library...
  • Original Book (500g)£30.00
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Angélique KidjoRemain In LightKravenworks
Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo tackles an album-length 're-imagining' of Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark album, 'Remain in Light'. The album features...
Les Choc Stars Du Zaire / Teknokrat'sNakombe Nga / What Did She SayRush Hour
Zairian electronic dance floor banger “Nakombe Nga” by Les Choc Stars, backed with the, largely unheard Belgium new beat version on the flip from the...
Gyedu Blay AmbolleySimigwaMr Bongo
Legendary Ghanian album given the reissue treatment by Mr Bongo! Highlife, afrobeat, folk and funk all present on this Ambolleys debut solo album originally...
Nouvelle Ambiance!!! Sounds from the Pan-African Paris UndergroundVarious ArtistsNouvelle Ambiance
A superb second release from the excellent, Nouvelle Ambiance who focus on the underground Pan-African music scene centred around Paris in the 80s. This...
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Mdou Moctar & Elite BeatMdou Moctar Meets Elite Beat In A Budget DancehallBoomarm Nation
Raw, unedited and experimental live recordings from Mdou Moctar (who one of the leading lights of electrified Tuareg music) and label regular, Elite Beat!...
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Hycentto JuniorMama Groove (Bonus Edition)Lorem Ipsum
French label, Lorem Ipsum reissue Nigerian musician, Hycentto Junior's 1991 LP, ' Mama Groove' (complete with key tracks from his first 1984 album, 'At...
Miriam MakebaMy StoryBloomsbury
Autobiography of the South African singer. S/hand paperback book in ok cond only (difft cover)
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    S/hand paperback book in ok cond only (difft cover)
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Vaudou GameTata FatigueeHot Casa Records
Vaudou Game, the French afro-funk band, is back with some floor-friendly fire in these two tracks, 'Tata Fatiguee' and 'Anniversaire'!
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The Soul KidsToute L'Afrique Danse Vol. 10Hot Casa Records
Hot Casa reissued the rare 'Toute L'Afrique Danse Vol. 10' by Congolese funk band, The Soul Kids! This reissue of their impossible to find debut album...
Stella ChiwesheKasahwa: Early SinglesGlitterbeat
A collection of hypnotising early singles by the renowned Zimbabwean Mbira master and a true African music icon. The songs were mostly recorded in the...
Dick DicksonIn The PocketBeauMonde Records
Official reissue of a super rare and sought after, heavyweight Afro boogie 12" by Cameroonian-born singer, Dick Dickson! Killer!
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African Pop: Goodtime Kingsby Billy BergmanBlandford
Excellent book covering fela, King Sunny Ade, Manu Dibango, Franco, Olatunji and more. Sections include Highlife, AfroBeat, Juju, Griots and more. Good...
  • Original Book (300g)£10.00
    Out-of-print paperback. in good condition
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Breakout - Profiles in African RhythmBy Gary StewartChicago (1992)
Features on Fela Kuti, Kanda Bongo Man, Docteur Nico, Sonny Okosuns, Afro-Beat and more.
African All Stars: The Pop Music Of A Continentby Chris Stapleton & Chris MayPaladin
Out of print p/b UK copy in good conditionFrom Afrobeat to Highlife, Juju, Township Jazz, Zouk - it's all here.
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    Out of print p/b UK copy in good condition
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African Musics in Context. Institutions, Culture, Identityby Thomas Solomon
African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing...
BuariBuariBe With Records
A surefire Afro-Funk classic, long treasured by collectors across the globe, the fantastic self-titled LP from Ghanaian singing/percussion sensation Sidiku...
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Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of SudanVarious ArtistsOstinato Records
Superb follow up to the essential 'Sweet As Broken Dates' and 'Synthesize the Soul', this gem, 'Two Niles to Sing a Melody' revives the enchanting harmonies,...
  • 1. Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
  • 2. Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
  • 3. Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
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Dur Dur Of SomaliaVolume 1 & Volume 2Analog Africa
Reissue of the band’s first two albums - the first installment in a three-part series dedicated to Dur-Dur Band - represents the first fruit of Analog...
Music Is The Weapon Of The FutureFifty Years Of African Popular MusicLawrence Hill Books
Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides cleanFrom the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant...
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