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    Musical BreedSave The Little ChildrenDig This Way Records
    Nigerian digi-dub/boogie rarity, reissued via Dig This Way Records! The album was originally released in Nigeria by Tabansi Records and recorded at Afrodisia/Decca...
    • Musical Breed – Save The Little Children
    • Musical Breed – Save The Little Children (Dub) (DJ Version)
    • Musical Breed – Let's Chase Them
    • Musical Breed – Gamble Woman
    • Musical Breed – Gamble Woman (Dub) (DJ Version)
    • Musical Breed – If I'm To Rule The World
    UkandanzYeketelaleBuda Musique
    The adventure that links Damien Cluzel (guitars) and Lionel Martin (tenor sax), the two founders of the group, with the Ethiopian singer Asnake Guebreyes...
      SpazaSpazaMushroom Hour Half Hour
      An entirely improvised live album recorded in one take in the inner city of Johannesburg, featuring some of the city’s finest experimental musicians....
      • Spaza – Five Rand Airtime Nama-Eveready: 4000 Degrees
      • Spaza – Tigerbalm Nobuhlebakho (Interlude)
      • Spaza – Ice Squinchies: Waiting For You
      • Spaza – Magwinya, Mangola NeWhite Liver
      • Spaza – Invocations (Interlude)
      • Spaza – Sunlight, Glycerine, 2 Loose Draws
      • Spaza – Stametta Spuit: Invocations
      The Bees / Little Big ManOn: The Sound Of ON Records 1987-1989 Part 1Egoli Records
      Four track EP with some of the best 'bubblegum' cuts from DIY South African label, ON Records. South African house vibes featuring tracks from The Bees...
      • The Bees / Little Big Man – The Bees - Mjondolo
      • The Bees / Little Big Man – The Bees - She's A Witch
      • The Bees / Little Big Man – Little Big Man - Don't Do It
      • The Bees / Little Big Man – Little Big Man - Leribe
      MafikaON: The Sound Of ON Records 1987-1989 Part 2Egoli Records
      Second part of Egoli Records 12" focus of the mighty South African label, ON Records. Amazing, DIY, bubblegum music out of South Africa, this time putting...
      • Mafika – Roadblock
      • Mafika – Roadblock (Taxi Mix)
      • Mafika – Sbarara
      • Mafika – Lalavuka
      • Mafika – Black Jack
      Whoosha / Pamela NkuthaOn: The Sound Of On Records 1987-1989 Part 3Egoli Records
      Third part of Egoli Records 12" focus on the mighty South African label, ON Records. Amazing, DIY, bubblegum music out of South Africa, 4 killer tracks...
      • Whoosha / Pamela Nkutha – Whoosha - Mosquito
      • Whoosha / Pamela Nkutha – Whoosha - Nopaka
      • Whoosha / Pamela Nkutha – Pamela Nkhuta - Gambling
      • Whoosha / Pamela Nkutha – Pamela Nkhuta - Ano Tambura (Suffering)
      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
      • LP + Download Code£20.99
        Inc. booklet and download code
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      • CD£12.99
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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
      • LP (180 gram)£19.99
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      • CD£11.99
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      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!
        Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa!Strut
        'Obiaa!' is a deep and soulful journey into the heart of Ghana’s indigenous highlife music celebrating the timeless and iconic voice of Pat Thomas, the...
          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
          • LP (180 gram)£19.99
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          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
          Manu DibangoAfrican VoodooHot Casa Records
          Reissue of one of the most sought-after Manu Dibango / library music albums! Originally released in 1972 for "professional sound illustration intended...
          • Manu Dibango – Groovy Flute
          • Manu Dibango – Soul Saxes Meeting
          • Manu Dibango – African Pop Session
          • Manu Dibango – Walking To Waza
          • Manu Dibango – Out Of Score
          • Manu Dibango – Ba-Kuba
          • Manu Dibango – Zoom 2000
          • Manu Dibango – Aphrodite Shake
          • Manu Dibango – Wilderness
          • Manu Dibango – Jungle Riders
          • Manu Dibango – Iron Wood
          • Manu Dibango – Coconut
          • LP (180 gram)£23.99
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          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
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, bit corner, edge wear, creasing
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            Hugh MasekelaThe Emancipation Of Hugh Masekela (1966)Chisa
            Rare afro jazz from trumpeter Hugh Masekela.
            • Hugh Masekela – she doesn't write
            • Original LP£20.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl
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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)
            • LP£19.99
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            • CD£10.99
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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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            Sonny OkosunPapa's Land (1977)EMI
            Original Nigerian vinyl.+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
              • Original LP£15.00
                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG-Original NIGERIAN Vinyl VG- looks bad plays well

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              Neba SoloCan 2002Secousse
              In 1999, a friend of the young musician Neba Solo informed him that his country, Mali, would host the world-famous football event Africa Cup of Nations...
              • Neba Solo – Can 2002
              • Neba Solo – Musow
              • 12"£15.99
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              Prince WillieExplosion (Yakpotuba) (1993)Kokoma
              Rare independent Nigerian 90s high-energy digital highlife Original Nigerian vinyl. Vinyl VG+, sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
              • Prince Willie – Yakpotuba
              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
                The BeesShe's A Witch (Tikoloshi)Afrosynth
                Little-known trio, The Bees' 1988 album 'She’s A Witch (Tikoloshi)' features six dancefloor-ready, distinctively South African tracks that show how the...
                • The Bees – She's A Witch (Tikoloshi)
                • The Bees – Hlabalaza
                • The Bees – Mjondolo (Bus House)
                • The Bees – Bantshi
                • The Bees – Ditenteng Jive
                • The Bees – Mathatha
                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
                  Ebo Taylor & Pat ThomasDisco Highlife Reedit SeriesComet Records
                  Ebo Taylor's 80s electronic disco / proto-house gem 'Enye Woa' appears on a 12" for the first time, including a remix from LeonxLeon. On the flipside,...
                  • Pat Thomas – Enye Woa
                  • Pat Thomas – Enye Woa (LeonxLeon Keyed Up Mix)
                  • Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba
                  • Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba (Leo Nanjo Remix)
                  • 12" EP£11.99
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                  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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                      JD TwitchA7 Edits Volume 2A7 Edits
                      Optimo's JD Twitch gets busy and reworks two stone cold classic African disco gems from M'Bamina and Tala 'AM' André Marie!
                      • M'Bamina – Kilowi Kilowi (JD Twitch Edit)
                      • M'Bamina – Kilowi Kilowi
                      • Tala André Marie – Arabica (JD Twitch Edit)
                      • Tala André Marie – Arabica
                      • 12"£11.99
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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
                      Captain PlanetClassics 4Kampana
                      Kampana serves up four Afro disco jams, from Captain Planet, feat. his popular rework of Shina Williams' 'Agboju Logun'!
                      • Shina Williams – Agboju Logun (Captain Planet Rework)
                      • Captain Planet – Nosi Zole
                      • Captain Planet – Pitie w/ Gozar
                      • Captain Planet – Elephant Dance
                      • 12"£9.99
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