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    Attarazat Addahabia & FaradjallahAl HadaouiHabibi Funk
    Habibi Funk return with another album from Casablanca. A completely unreleased album which was recorded in Morocco in 1973 by three generation family band....
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Al Hadaoui
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Albaki
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Moulate Salef
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Taali
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Aflana
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Chama'a
    • Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah – Kaddaba
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    Ondigui and Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo RythmBBE
    Originally released in the late 70s, BBE reissue the rare and sought-after 'highlife-soukous' album from Nigerian troupe, Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International.
    • Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International – Beza Bakili Ma Nyon
    • Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International – Muon Dzam
    • Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International – Meveg
    • Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International – Longe La Wenge
    • Ondigui and Bota Tabansi International – Wonderful For Ashawo
    Free YouthWe Can MoveSoundway
    Soundway reissue Free Youth’s long sought-after 1985 single “We Can Move” - one of the first known examples of Ghanaian hip hop, emerging at the...
    • Free Youth – We Can Move
    • Free Youth – We Can Move (Drymbago 2019 Instrumental Version)
    Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of MoneyBBE
    BBE reissue 'For The Love Of Money’ - a along lost Afro-disco-boogie-reggae masterpiece from Liberian duo Zack & Geebah!
      Ojo BalingoAfrotunes Best Of Juju Vol. IIBBE
      BBE reissue this obscure juju album from 1985. Popularised all over the globe by King Sunny Ade in the 1980s, juju music had actually been around for decades...
      • Ojo Balingo – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo
      • Ojo Balingo – Ayo Igbala Ni Mofe
      • Ojo Balingo – Gbede Lonro Koko Lagbala
      • Ojo Balingo – Mrs Titilayo Martins
      • Ojo Balingo – Igbe Eiye Oloburo
      • Ojo Balingo – Jide Babalola & Bayo Babalola
      • Ojo Balingo – Soji Oyebade & Sola Kolawole
      • Ojo Balingo – Ile Aiye Ile Ese Ile Aiye Ogun
      Nkono TelesParty BeatsBBE
      BBE focus in on the music of Nkono Teles with this crucial reissue. Cameroun-born and Nigeria-bred, this innovative multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer...
      • Nkono Teles – Time For Fun
      • Nkono Teles – Love Vibration
      • Nkono Teles – Be My Lady (Extended Version)
      • Nkono Teles – Highlife Makossa
      • Nkono Teles – You'll Be Already (With My Love)
      • Nkono Teles – Party Beats
      Gyedu Blay AmbolleyAmbolleyMr Bongo
      Extremely hard-to-obtain album from the Ghanaian master composer, producer and musician. Originally released in 1982 by the WEA International label and...
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – It's Highlife
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Walking Down The Street
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – 'Cos I Love You
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Cut Your Coat
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Adwoa
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Franfranta
      Anlo-Afiadenyigba Agbadza GroupMusic Of Ghana AgbadzaKola
      Rare and heavy original drums/roots Ghanain LP
        • Original LP£40.00
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        Zeal OnyiahTrumpet King Zeal Onyia ReturnsBBE
        BBE reissue 'Trumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns', a rare and sought-after highlife album from 1975 by Zeal Onyiah, one of the pioneers of West African highlife...
        • Zeal Onyiah – Zeal Anata
        • Zeal Onyiah – Nnata Na Aso Uso
        • Zeal Onyiah – Eluem Asaba
        • Zeal Onyiah – Zealinjo Nnoa (Welcome)
        • Zeal Onyiah – Zeal Eze Opi (Trumpet King)
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        Salim AbdullahNgoma TanzaniaDomino Sound
        Sweet and joyful sounds from the early 1960’s, Tanzania. Salum Abdallah and Cuban Marimba Band were at the forefront of “muziki wa dansi”, the emerging...
        • Salim Abdullah – Marumba Cha Cha
        • Salim Abdullah – Kindimwanga
        • Salim Abdullah – Beberu
        • Salim Abdullah – Masikitiko
        The Drummer's PathMoving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional DrummingDestiny Books
        Drummer, dancer, folklorist, and researcher, Sule Greg Wilson studied drumming under Baba Ngoma as well as the premier students of Baba Ishangi, Ladji...
        • Original Book (300g)£8.00
          Original secondhand USA paperback
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        Africa's OgunOld World And NewIndiana University Press
        .. an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of...
        • Original Book (800g)£12.00
          Original USA paperback in very good condition
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        VoilaaaTu Mens Devant MoiFavorite Recordings
        Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest...
        • Voilaaa – Tu Mens Devant Moi
        • Voilaaa – Faut Pas (Dub 2000)
        • Voilaaa – Faut Pas Dire Des Choses Comme Ça
        • Voilaaa – Women Can Do
        Julie CokerA Life In The Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife, 1976-1981Kalita
        Kalita records release a compilation focusing on the musical career of Julie Coker, the queen of Nigerian television! Here we collate seven of Julie’s...
        • Julie Coker – Ere Yon
        • Julie Coker – Re Hese
        • Julie Coker – It’s All For You
        • Julie Coker – Sogio
        • Julie Coker – Gossiper Scandal Monger
        • Julie Coker – Iyo-Re
        • Julie Coker – Elelemi
        SinkaneDépayséCity Slang
        Seventh studio album from London born, Sudanese artist Sinkane. 'Dépaysé' tells a psychedelic, politically-charged tale via the medium of funk, afrobeat,...
          Mr Bongo Record Club: Vol. 3Various ArtistsMr Bongo
          Mr Bongo return to their record club series, delivering another fine compilation of recent rare finds, favorites from DJ sets, plus hot selects from their...
          • J. B. De Carvalho E Seu Terreiro – Fui À Umbanda
          • Trio Ternura – A Gira
          • Alcione – Figa de Guiné
          • Impacto 5 – Longe Daqui Aqui Mesmo
          • Abaete – Pisa No Taboado
          • Tobias – Coisa Sentimental
          • Os Flippers – Estrelar
          • Spaceark – Don't Stop (Unreleased Long Version)
          • Pure Release – I'll Know It's Love For Sure
          • Luther Davis Group – You Can Be A Star
          Penny PennyShilungu (inc. Esa & Mervin Granger ’99 mix)Soundway
          Reissue of this rare and in demand South African house / kwaito monster from the early 00s. Backed with a brand new remix from Esa!
          • Penny Penny – Shilungu
          • Penny Penny – Shilungu (Esa & Mervin Granger ’99 Mix)
          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...
          • Original Book (700g)£12.00
            (secondhand original paperback book in good condition)
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          Warrior & His Oriental Brothers InternationalMy Success (1981)
          Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
            KabasaAfrican SunsetBBE
            Originally released in 1982 on the short-lived Lyncell Records imprint, BBE reissue the brilliant and ultra-rare album ‘African Sunset’ by South African...
            • Kabasa – Rainbow Children
            • Kabasa – Mafeteng
            • Kabasa – African Sunset
            • Kabasa – Feeling Of The 60's
            • Kabasa – Walking In The Jungle
            • Kabasa – Awundiva
            • Kabasa – Happy To Be Me
            • Kabasa – Sengiyesaba
            The Space CatsSomething NewCultures Of Soul
            Reissue of a sought-after disco album from South African group, The Space Cats! The raw, stripped back style of 'Something New' was originally released...
            • The Space Cats – Something New
            • The Space Cats – Mystery
            • The Space Cats – Masambehi
            • The Space Cats – The Dead Of The Night
            • The Space Cats – For Ever And Always
            • The Space Cats – Mother Earth
            Jay-U XperienceAbujaLeft Ear Records
            Key tracks from a 1993, CD only release by famed Nigerian artist, Jay U Xperience. Here, modern club styles (particularly that which where happening in...
            • Jay-U Xperience – Back To Motherland
            • Jay-U Xperience – Ancestral Call
            • Jay-U Xperience – Okokobioko
            • Jay-U Xperience – Abuja
            Sandy BQhum QhaksVumbuka Records
            Kawito tracks from cult South African producer, Sandy B, who was responsible for the sought after 'Amajovi Jovi' release of 1994 (subsequently reissued...
            • Sandy B – AmaYellow Bone
            • Sandy B – Shona Phansi
            • Sandy B – Bhatara/Yim 'Ophethe
            • Sandy B – Qhum Qhaks
            • Sandy B – Sikokela Rundkreds
            • Sandy B – Sandy B & Msawawa
            • Sandy B – Botoza
            BCUCThe HealingSilene Records
            Third album from Soweto sensations BCUC (aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) with guest appearances from Afrobeat king Femi Kuti and renowned spoken...
              Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-visitedMr Bongo
              Mr Bongo reissue this hard-to-obtain, vintage highlife from three true giants of the sound - Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru Yenzu. Originally released...
                Polyversal SoulsThis Is Bolga! Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Bolga All-Stars)Philophon
                Another gem from the Philophon camp! Polyversal Souls bring the Bolga All-Stars from the north of Ghana to the party - they're a choir consisting of the...
                • Polyversal Souls – This is Bolga! Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Bolga All-Stars)
                Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International (1976)Afrodisia
                Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl VG ( surface marks plays well), sleeve F/G- (wear, spines split/taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
                • Oriental Brothers International – Murtala Mohammed
                Odomore Osarenren And Ewaen Osetin StarsOyoetigbe: The Birth Of A ChildDig This Way Records
                Reissue of this sought-after, late 80's Nigerian highlife obscurity - uplifting!
                • Odomore Osarenren And Ewaen Osetin Stars – Ukhiokhio
                • Odomore Osarenren And Ewaen Osetin Stars – Omoto
                • Odomore Osarenren And Ewaen Osetin Stars – Iyereghe
                • Odomore Osarenren And Ewaen Osetin Stars – Enotiomwan
                African Rootsby Jerry SilvermanChelsea House
                Nice out of print hardback book with nice sheet music of African based songs
                • Original Book (700g)£20.00
                  Original USA large format out of print hardback, some wear/stickers on cover
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                Emma BalokaFreedomKetu Records
                Official reissue of Emma Baloka's highly sought-after album 'Freedom', first released in Nigeria in 1982.
                • Emma Baloka – Come To My Sweetie
                • Emma Baloka – Funky Down
                • Emma Baloka – Let's Love Each Other
                • Emma Baloka – Freedom
                • Emma Baloka – Sweet Darling
                • Emma Baloka – Can I Stay With You?
                MarginoHappy PeopleJamwax
                Reissue of this rare South African boogie album from 1985 by SA musical icon, Margino!
                • Margino – You Turn Me On
                • Margino – You Need A Woman
                • Margino – You
                • Margino – Happy People
                • Margino – I'm Getting Out
                • Margino – One Hot Night
                Sammy MassambaPropriété PrivéeSecousse Records
                'Propriété Privée' is the pinnacle of Congolese musician Sammy Massamba’s style: a successful fusion of African and American music heritage, halfway...
                • Sammy Massamba – Yamina
                • Sammy Massamba – Mizele Ngue
                • Sammy Massamba – Sala Keba
                • Sammy Massamba – Propriété Privée
                Atangana PascalYe Mot Ai Kare MotNanga Boko Records
                Official reissue of 'Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot', the official 40 years anniversary reissue of the first album by Cameroonian musician, Atangana Pascal. Raw, Bikutsi...
                • Atangana Pascal – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot
                • Atangana Pascal – Atangana Obewoe Ma
                • Atangana Pascal – Oyene Nyolo Ane Nyobok
                • Atangana Pascal – Komedeng
                • Atangana Pascal – Amayang Wom
                • Atangana Pascal – Za Ayana'Ma
                • Atangana Pascal – Aluk Adang Ayia
                • Atangana Pascal – Naya Minki (Exclusive Unreleased Bonus Track)
                KapingbdiBorn In The NightSonorama
                Kapingbdi hail from Liberia, West Africa and have their own imitable style. They effortlessly combine traditional African music in a modern mix of jazz,...
                • Kapingbdi – Don't Escape
                • Kapingbdi – You Go Go You Go Come
                • Kapingbdi – Wrong Curfew Talk
                • Kapingbdi – Our Heritage: Sengadebon
                • Kapingbdi – Take The Guitar Out
                • Kapingbdi – Boys Town
                • Kapingbdi – Deadea (Edit)
                • Kapingbdi – Mali Feeling
                Madalitso BandWasalalaBongo Joe
                Traditional rhythms from Malawian duo, Madalitso Band!
                • Madalitso Band – Vina Vina Malawi
                • Madalitso Band – Naphiri
                • Madalitso Band – Mita
                • Madalitso Band – Chikondi Cholawa
                • Madalitso Band – Nambewe
                • Madalitso Band – Wasalala
                • Madalitso Band – Moyo Wa Lelo
                • Madalitso Band – Chinakulaka
                Ekiti SoundAbeg No VexCrammed Discs
                Recorded in Lagos, Ekiti Sound’s debut album ‘Abeg No Vex’ fuses underground electronic music, fat hip hop drums, rolling African percussion, the...
                • Ekiti Sound – Land Of The Talking Drum
                • Ekiti Sound – Alutere
                • Ekiti Sound – Miss Dynamite
                • Ekiti Sound – Ase
                • Ekiti Sound – Lagos Lullabye
                • Ekiti Sound – Testify
                • Ekiti Sound – Oba Oluwa
                • Ekiti Sound – Slow Down
                • Ekiti Sound – Rap Kings
                • Ekiti Sound – Maybe There’s A Rainbow
                • Ekiti Sound – Super String Theory
                • Ekiti Sound – Ife
                • Ekiti Sound – A Song
                • Ekiti Sound – ADHD
                • Ekiti Sound – Timeless feat. Nneka
                African VibrationHindeSoundway
                Continuing the series of 12” dancefloor singles, Soundway Records presents the highly sought after track 80s dancefloor cut 'Hinde' by African Vibration...
                • African Vibration – Hinde
                • African Vibration – Hinde (Julien Dyne Rework)
                Nigeria 70: No Wahala - Highlife, Afro-funk & Juju 1973 -1987Various ArtistsStrut
                Strut present the first new volume in their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ series, bringing together rare highlife, Afro-funk and juju from the ‘70s and...
                • Odeyemi – Oni Suru
                • Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz – Sickness
                • Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals – Black Precious Colour
                • Sina Bakare – Africa
                • Saxon Lee And The Shadows International – Special Secret of Baby
                • Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 – Obonogbozu
                • International Brothers Band – Onuma Dimnobi
                • Don Bruce And The Angels – Kinuye
                • Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes Int. – Let Them Say
                • Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Psychedelic Shoes
                • Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis – Iziegbe (Ekassa No. 70)
                • M.A. Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band – Mundiya Loju about
                • 1. Odeyemi – Oni Suru
                • 2. Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz – Sickness
                • 3. Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals – Black Precious Colour
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                Alemayehu Eshete & The Polyversal SoulsAddis Abeba BetePhilophon
                This is part three and the last of the collaboration series between Ethopia's legendary soul singer, Alemayehu Eshete and the Philophon house band The...
                • Alemayehu Eshete & The Polyversal Souls – Addis Abeba Bete (feat. Alemayehu Eshete)
                • Alemayehu Eshete & The Polyversal Souls – Portrait Of Alemayehu (Night-Time)
                K.O.G & The Zongo BrigadeWahala WahalaHeavenly Sweetness
                UK-based Afro-fusion 8-piece band, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade release of their debut album ‘Wahala Wahala’. Under the guidance of the outrageously talented...
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – For My People
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Money
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Suro Nipa
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Medowo
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Imela
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Home
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Agoro
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Dr Mensa
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Mona Lisa
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Transmission
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Mad Up
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Wahala
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Wonderful Life
                • K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade – Sahara
                New TutenkhamenI Wish You Were MineNyami Nyami
                Nyami Nyami reissue a lost piece of Zimbabwean musical history - the only album from local legends the New Tutenkhamen, combining jazz, soul, folk and...
                • New Tutenkhamen – Tutenkhamen Theme
                • New Tutenkhamen – Sunday Morning
                • New Tutenkhamen – I wish you were mine
                • New Tutenkhamen – Togetherness
                • New Tutenkhamen – True love
                • New Tutenkhamen – Ane Nungo
                • New Tutenkhamen – Big Brother Malcolm
                • New Tutenkhamen – Forever Together
                • New Tutenkhamen – Me An' Dolly
                • New Tutenkhamen – Johburg Bound
                Zuhura SwalehSinge TemaBuda Musique
                First-time reissue of a Deep Taarab masterpiece from legendary Swahili singer Zuhura Swaleh, recorded in Nairobi in 1981.
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Singe Tema
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Jino la Pembe
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Zizi la Huba
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Hasira Zako
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Wasafiri
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Bado Yuko Hai
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Kisu
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Ya Zamani
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Chungu
                • Zuhura Swaleh – Humvui Alovikwa
                This Is Frafra Power: This is Frafra Power: New Music from Bongo, Bolgatanga, Ghana - Upper East RegionVarious ArtistsMakkum Records
                Amazing collection of African music sourced and recorded by Francis Ayamga, King Ayisoba's drummer. This compilation features styles from gospel, kologo,...
                • Fausty Amoa Mabila – Nosonayine
                • Awudu Messenger – Seero
                • Linda Ayupuka – Ndaana E'era Ymah
                • Atiah Mba – Hunanki
                • Ragizeer – Matala Ligiri
                • I Remember Yesterday – Bonboringa N Lobema
                • Big Gad – Socre
                • Sugri Hajia Zenabu – Sugri
                HejiraThread Of GoldLima Limo
                London-based trio Hejira announce their second LP Thread of Gold, released through their own Lima Limo Records. 'Thread of Gold' tells the story of vocalist,...
                • Hejira – Save it for Another
                • Hejira – Joyful Mind
                • Hejira – Ribs
                • Hejira – Lima Limo
                • Hejira – Empire
                • Hejira – A Taxi Man
                • Hejira – Seven
                • Hejira – You
                • Hejira – Thread of Gold
                RobRobMr Bongo
                Accra-born pianist and frontman only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa....
                • Rob – Funky Rob Way
                • Rob – Forgive Us All
                • Rob – Boogie On
                • Rob – Just One More Time
                • Rob – Your Kiss Stole Me Away
                • Rob – More
                Jackpot Jive Vol​.​1 - Rare South African 45s 1973-1982Various ArtistsMasterlabs Records
                **Limited to 300 copies only!** A brilliantly curated selection of tracks from the SA underground in the decade recorded between the early 70s to the early...
                  Africa Airways Five: Brace Brace Boogie 1976-1982Various ArtistsAfrica Seven
                  Fifth release in Africa Seven's premiere compilation series, 'Africa Airways'. Brace yourselves for ten slices of Afro-boogie goodness, featuring big hitters...
                  • Black Bells Group – Sweet Sidney
                  • Charly Kingson – Nanga 'Boko
                  • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Highlife
                  • Dikalo – Fine Biscuits
                  • Mekongo President – Angona Mana
                  • Fotso – French Girl
                  • Tala AM – Sugar Lump
                  • JK Mandengue – Chibidaba, Chibidaba
                  • Jide Obe – Too Young
                  • Mulamba – Dashiki (Version Instrumentale)
                  Kel AssoufBlack TenereGlitterbeat
                  Kel Assouf return with a new transformative collection, 'Black Tenere'. Produced by the band's keyboardist, Sofyann Ben Youssef, the mastermind behind...
                  • Kel Assouf – Fransa
                  • Kel Assouf – Tenere
                  • Kel Assouf – Alyochan
                  • Kel Assouf – Tamatant
                  • Kel Assouf – America
                  • Kel Assouf – Amghar
                  • Kel Assouf – Ariyal
                  • Kel Assouf – Taddout
                  • Kel Assouf – Ubary
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                  The Polyversal SoulsFeqer Feqer NewPhilophon
                  The Polyversal Souls are back with another collaboration with Ethopia's number one soul singer, Alemayehu Eshete. Heavy soul at his best, completed by...
                  • The Polyversal Souls – Feqer Feqer Nèw (feat. Alemayehu Eshete)
                  • The Polyversal Souls – Portrait of Alemayehu (Daytime)