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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...
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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...
      Shaluza Max / Tabu Ley RochereauMangase / Hafi DeoSoundway
      Repress! On the A-side South African singer, Shaluza Max's massive Mashkandi / house anthem from 2002 gets a first release on vinyl. This track was a...
      • Shaluza Max – Mangase
      • Tabu Ley Rochereau – Hafi Deo
      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...
      • Choc Stars – Nakombe Nga
      • Teknokrat's – What Did She Say
      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...
      • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Akoko Ba
      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...
      • Hycentto Junior – J.B. Control
      • Hycentto Junior – D.J. Celebrate Mix
      • Hycentto Junior – Mama Groove
      • Hycentto Junior – Apartheid War
      • Hycentto Junior – Reggae Dub
      • Hycentto Junior – Baby Why
      • Hycentto Junior – I Love You
      The Soul KidsToute L'Afrique Danse Vol. 10Hot Casa
      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...
      • The Soul Kids – Licking Stick 1
      • The Soul Kids – Licking Stick 2
      • The Soul Kids – Lolo Soul
      • The Soul Kids – Lolo Soul 2
      • The Soul Kids – Hey Jude
      • The Soul Kids – Du Respect
      • The Soul Kids – Papa Has Got A Brand New Bag I
      • The Soul Kids – Papa Has Got A Brand New Bag II
      • The Soul Kids – Non, Ce N'est Pas Vrai
      • The Soul Kids – Je Suis Abandonné
      • The Soul Kids – J'ai Pleuré Ma Belle
      • The Soul Kids – Jusqu'à Minuit
      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...
      • Stella Chiweshe – Ratidzo
      • Stella Chiweshe – Chipindura
      • Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa
      • Stella Chiweshe – Gomoriye
      • Stella Chiweshe – Gwendurugwe
      • Stella Chiweshe – Mayaya (Parts 1 & 2)
      • Stella Chiweshe – Musarakunze
      • Stella Chiweshe – Nhemamusasa
      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...
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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 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...
      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,...
      • Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
      • Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
      • Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
      • Madjzoub Ounsa – Arraid Arraid Ya Ahal (Love, Love Family)
      • Khojali Osman – Malo Law Safeetna Inta (What If You Resolve What’s Between Us?)
      • Zaidan Ibrahim – Ma Hammak Azabna (You Don’t Care About My Suffering) (Live)
      • Saied Khalifa – Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)
      • Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)
      • Hanan Bulu Bulu – Alamy Wa Shagiya (My Pain And Suffering) (Live)
      • Abdelmoniem Ekhaldi – Droob A Shoag (Paths To Love)
      • Samira Dunia – Galbi La Tahwa Tani (My Heart, Don’t Fall in Love Again)
      • محمد وردي – Al Sourah (The Photo)
      • Abdullah Abdelkader – Al Zaman Zamanak (It’s Your Time)
      • Mustafa Modawi & Ibrahim El Hassan – Al Wilaid Al Daif (The Youth Who Came as a Guest)
      • Ibrahim El Kashif – Elhabeeb Wain? (Where is My Sweetheart?)
      • محمد وردي – Al Mursal (The Messenger)
      • 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...
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Ohiyee
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Yabaal
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Heelo
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Hiyeeley
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Aw Baahilowlow
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Doon Baa Maraysoo
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Intro Vol 2
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Jaceyl Mirahiis
      • Dur Dur Of Somalia – Dab - Abdulahi Sharif Hasan
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      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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      Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
      Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
      Lion SongsThomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
      NEARLY 70% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, singer, composer, and bandleader...
      Marcus Strickland & TWI LifePeople Of The SunBlue Note
      Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his band Twi-Life will release the new album People of the Sun via Blue Note/Revive Music. Strickland...
        Guelewar Band Of BanjulHalleli N' DakarouTeranga Beat
        The latest offering from the exciting Senegalese label, Teranga Beat. This 80's recording of Gambian band, Guelewar, hits deep and put's them amongst the...
        • Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Yaye Ramoutoulaye
        • Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Balla Jigi
        • Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Tara
        • Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Sanehmentereng
        • Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Ouvaryea
        Jess Sah Bi & Peter OneOur Garden Needs Its FlowersAwesome Tapes From Africa
        Haunting country-folk from 1980s Ivory Coast via Awesome Tapes From Africa. Politically conscious themes performed on harmonica, slide guitar and vibes....
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          Etran de L’AirNo. 1Sahel Sounds
          Based in the Northeast of Niger, Etran de L’Air is one of the longest running bands in Agadez. They play a loud and raucous version of Saharan rock,...
          • Etran de L’Air – Etran Hymne
          • Etran de L’Air – Agrim Agadez
          • Etran de L’Air – Tenere Maliat
          • Etran de L’Air – Mon Amour
          • Etran de L’Air – Hadija
          • Etran de L’Air – Tarha
          • Etran de L’Air – Tamiditine
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          Hailu MergiaYegojam Marnesh / Yegle NeshAwesome Tapes From Africa
          Limited promo release ahead of Hailu Mergia’s new album! Where the album scales angular heights between modern jazz and Ethiopian harmonies, these two...
          • Hailu Mergia – Yegojam Marnesh
          • Hailu Mergia – Yegle Nesh
          Tunde MabaduViva DiscoMr Bongo
          Ultra rare and sought after afro beat from 1980, reissued by Mr Bongo, originally issued on Afrodesia. Up-beat, afro, party-starters a plenty here!
          • Tunde Mabadu – Alabosi
          • Tunde Mabadu – Disco Press Funk
          • Tunde Mabadu – Amupara Ko Ma Dara
          • Tunde Mabadu – African Parowo
          • Tunde Mabadu – Angelina - Sugar Daddy
          • Tunde Mabadu – Viva Disco (Instrumental)
          Kiki GyanFeeling So GoodOom Dooby Dochas
          Oom Dooby Dochas present the first ever reissue of Kiki Gyan's afro-disco classic!
          • Kiki Gyan – Disco Dancer
          • Kiki Gyan – Sunshine Baby
          • Kiki Gyan – Sexy Dancer
          • Kiki Gyan – Black Afro Punk
          • Kiki Gyan – Alhaji Who Are You
          • Kiki Gyan – We Make Music
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          King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsMerciful (1987)Atom Park
          Quality Digital JujuRARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- (wear) High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on...
          • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – The Merciful God
          Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAtutu Gepu Mpi Ekwe Gesiya Ike (1984)Ogene Records
          Rare Original = Nigerian Original Vinyl F/G- /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
            Adewale AyubaBubble (1991)CBS
            Heavy and deep! Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG/VG+, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
            • Adewale Ayuba – We Are Happy People
            Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca
            RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG/VG+ /Sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
              Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band (1975)Decca (West Africa) Limited
              Wicked juju Original Nigerian Vinyl VG lot of marks but plays well /Sleeve G+ lot of wear, taped spines etc +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
                Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandThank You (Ose) (1983)Obey
                Wicked juju soundsOriginal Nigerian vinyl. RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG+ /Sleeve VG- lot of wearHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                  Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey And His International Bros.The Horse The Man And His Son? (1973)Decca
                  Deep! Original Nigerian Vinyl VG lot of marks but plays VG+ /Sleeve VG- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
                  • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey And His International Bros. – Ko Sogbon To Le Da
                  Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandVictory (1987)OBEY
                  Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve G only lot of wear at top +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all...
                    Dr. Alhaji (Chief) Sikuru Ayinde Barrister And His Supreme Fuji VibrationsIjo Olomo (1983)Siky Oluyole Records
                    RARE AND HEAVY Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- has scratches and some noise)/Sleeve VG- (has wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                      Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationKolawole O KuKollington Records
                      Rare Nigerian vinyl. HEAVY! Quality Yoruba Bata Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG-/G+, sleeve VG (wear/tape) +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                      • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ori Lo Mo Ise A Sela
                      King Sunny AdeMy Dear (1986)Atom Park
                      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of marks plays well/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
                      • King Sunny Ade – E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge
                      King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsThe Child (1988)Atom Park
                      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG/Sleeve VG- (wear/creasing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original...
                      • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ayo Orun Sokale
                      Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPeace (1983)Obey
                      Groovy synth meets Hawaian guitar! DEEP RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP VG /Sleeve VG (wear/writing)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
                      • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – O Ti Pe Ti Mo Ti Ngbo Orin Obey
                      Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & PowerMade In LagosSoul Jazz Records
                      ‘Synchro Sound System & Power’ features the music of Nigeria Fuji Machine, which includes some of Nigeria's finest ‘Fuji’ master drummers and singers,...
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Iba
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Orin Gidi
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ilu
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ẹyọ-Sẹsẹ
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Garaje
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ọrọ Owe
                      • Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine – Ire
                      Salif KeitaKo-Yan (1989)Mango
                      Original UK Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your...
                        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsAjoo (1983)Sunny Alade
                        RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of scratches plays ok/Sleeve G staining wear High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
                        • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ajo Ni Mo Re
                        King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsVol. 3 (1976)Sunny Alade
                        RARE Original Nigerian VinylG ONLY/Sleeve VGHigh-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at...
                          Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers BandPatience (1988)Obey
                          Crazy synth digital hi life groover - nice! Original Nigerian Vinyl FAIR ONLY! /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                          • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin
                          Dizzy K.Sweet Music Vol. 1Sticky Buttons
                          Dizzy K Falola is one of Nigeria's most adored disco funk artists form the early 80's. His career was propelled by EMI Nigeria who brought him to notoriety...
                          • Dizzy K. – Excuse Me Baby
                          • Dizzy K. – Link The Boogie
                          • Dizzy K. – Saturday Night Raps
                          • Dizzy K. – I'll Never Love Again
                          • Dizzy K. – Take It to the DJ
                          • Dizzy K. – Ife - Love
                          • Dizzy K. – You
                          • Dizzy K. – Baby Kilode
                          • Dizzy K. – Omoge
                          • Dizzy K. – Be My Friend (Edit)
                          • Dizzy K. – Special Love
                          • Dizzy K. – Sweet Music
                          • Dizzy K. – Konga Mama
                          • Dizzy K. – Yes, I Love You
                          Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture: Tambourine Party Vol. 2Mr Bongo
                          Official Mr Bongo reissue of the ultra-rare album by ‘Super Elcados’. A fusion of heavyweight Nigerian funk, soul & disco, originally released by EMI...
                          • Super Elcados – Tambourine Party
                          • Super Elcados – Afro Funk
                          • Super Elcados – Xray Gun
                          • Super Elcados – How Much I Love You
                          Gboyega AdelajaColourful EnvironmentOdion Livingstone
                          Heavy moog and keyboard, afro-funk experiments from Hugh Masekela confidant Gboyega Adelaja. Its Joe Sample meets the Afro Funk of BLO. With names like...
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Funky City
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Baby, My Love for You
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Ere Aladun
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Adua (Prayer)
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Colourful Environment
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – I Stilll Love you
                          • Gboyega Adelaja – Agberede
                          Mike Nyoni and Born FreeMy Own ThingNow-Again Records / Now-Again Reserve
                          Now-Again’s deluxe Reserve edition series focuses on the music of Zamrock musician Mike Nyoni - first ever anthology of his funky, psych-rock and folkloric...
                          • Mike Nyoni and Born Free – Mad Man
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                          Sibusile XabaOpen Letter To AdoniahMushroom Hour Half Hour
                          A lynchpin in South Africa’s new generation of jazz musicians, KwaZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist Sibusile Xaba has all the makings of an acoustic...
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Open Letter To Adoniah
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Wampona
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Liyabukwa
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Emazulwini
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Sibongile: Tribute to the Mother (Reprise)
                          • Sibusile Xaba – Inkululeko (Reprise)
                          Bulawayo Kwela / David TapfumaBulawayo Harare EPNyami Nyami
                          An ode to the music of Zimbabwe past and future, representing the country’s two major cities - Bulawayo and Harare. The rootsy original tracks from Bulawayo...
                          • Bulawayo Kwela – Mysterious Africa (Danalogue dub)
                          • Bulawayo Kwela – Nomalanga
                          • David Tapfuma – Magamba (Original)
                          • David Tapfuma – Magamba (Esa's Zimtronic Direct mix)
                          OlatunjiDrums Of Passion (1959)Columbia
                          Killer roots Afro-drums includes the original version of Santana/Candido's 'Jingo'. w/ the original Jingo (as covered by bpth Santana and Candido) Original...
                          • Olatunji – Jin-Go-Lo Ba (Drums of Passion)
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                          Greatest Highlife Hits (1987)Various
                            • Original LP£18.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: GOriginal Nigerian vinyl, has side spine wear

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                            Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage III (1989)Siky Oluyole Records
                            Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve G+ (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...