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    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
    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)
      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)
      Ladysmith Black MambazoTwo Worlds One Heart (1990)Warner Bros. Records
      South African harmony group.
        • Original LP£7.99
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        Akofa AkoussahAkofa AkoussahMr Bongo
        Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah! A rare 1976 album release reissued via Mr. Bongo!
        • Akofa Akoussah – Tango
        • Akofa Akoussah – Ramer Sans Rame
        • Akofa Akoussah – La Lem
        • Akofa Akoussah – Mitso Aseye
        • Akofa Akoussah – Dandou Kodjo
        • Akofa Akoussah – Kimumbu
        • Akofa Akoussah – G Blem Di
        • Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass
        Sir Shina PetersSeweleStrut
        Strut reissue reissue this stunning (and now very rare) original album from the early career of Nigerian juju star Shina Peters, ‘Sewele’ from 1986!
        • Sir Shina Peters – Sewele
        • Sir Shina Peters – Yabis
        • Sir Shina Peters – Agbe’Ere De
        • Sir Shina Peters – Late Aboderin
        HamaHoumeissaSahel Sounds
        Nigerian composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs. A truly unique release with production touches that...
        • Hama – Terroir
        • Hama – Houmeissa
        • Hama – Dounia
        • Hama – Bororo
        • Hama – Wassa
        • Hama – Takamba
        • Hama – Touareg
        • Hama – Baoura
        Victor DéméVictor DéméHeavenly Sweetness
        The first commercial vinyl edition of this classic of modern African music, from Burkinab musician and singer-songwriter Victor Deme. The album is a unique...
        • Victor Démé – Fond De Cour (Intro)
        • Victor Démé – Djôn'maya
        • Victor Démé – Toungan
        • Victor Démé – Chérie
        • Victor Démé – Deni Mouke Ila
        • Victor Démé – Burkina Mousso
        • Victor Démé – Deni Kemba
        • Victor Démé – Djarabi
        • Victor Démé – Dankan
        • Victor Démé – Peuple Burkinabé
        • Victor Démé – Sabu
        • Victor Démé – Djabila
        • Victor Démé – Le Passage De L'Arc À Bouche (Interlude)
        • Victor Démé – Tama Ngnogon
        • Victor Démé – Dala Môgôya
        Massa DembeleMezana Dounia (2017)Izniz
        Deep stuff!Recorded in August 2015 in Ougadougou, Burkina FasoThis is neo-traditional griot music featuring the kamale N'goniThis is Dembele's initial...
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          Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & his Nigeria Sound Makers InernationalMakojo (1985)Polygram Records
          Original Nigerian Vinyl!
          • Chief Stephen Osita & his Nigeria Sound Makers Inernational – Makojo
          • Original LP£25.00
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            +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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          Yoruba SingersFighting For SurvivalCultures Of Soul
          The Yoruba Singers released several recordings during their imperial period in the nineteen 70s and 80s, but what is broadly regarded as the group’s...
          • Yoruba Singers – Frustration
          • Yoruba Singers – Revolution Day
          • Yoruba Singers – Lingo
          • Yoruba Singers – Abiola
          • Yoruba Singers – Bleeding With Hate
          • Yoruba Singers – Fighting For Survival
          • Yoruba Singers – Drums Make The World Go Round
          • Yoruba Singers – Me Selwyn Buddy Clyde
          • Yoruba Singers – Amara Joe
          • Yoruba Singers – Zamin
          • Yoruba Singers – Swarie - A Country Festival
          Orchestre AbassDe Bassari TogoAnalog Africa
          Analog Africa reissue some impposibly rare material from "the funkiest Togo band", Orchestre Abass! This limited release features the band's extremely...
          • Orchestre Abass – Haka Dunia
          • Orchestre Abass – Soo Soo Mungha
          • Orchestre Abass – Ekule Nugble Nu
          • Orchestre Abass – Shamarin Banza
          • Orchestre Abass – Honam
          • Orchestre Abass – Kissagui
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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...
          • Guy One – Estre (feat. Florence Adooni)
          • Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem
          • Jimi Tenor – My Mind Will Travel (Teen Party Edit)
          • Y-Bayani and Baby Naa & their Band of Enlightenment Reason and Love – Rehwe Mie Enyim
          • Bajka – Invisible Joy
          • Lee Dodou & The Polyversal Souls – Basa Basa
          • Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa
          • Hailu Mergia – Yegle Nesh
          • Y-Bayani & His Band of Enlightenment Reason and Love – Asembi Ara Amba
          • The Polyversal Souls – Portrait of Alemayehu (daytime)
          • 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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          Highlife Saturday NightPopular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
          WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage...
          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...
          • Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn
          • Mahmoud Ahmed – Tidar Lenurachen
          • 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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          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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            DamilyValimbiloBongo Joe
            Spiritual, contemporary African sounds via France - more killer wares via the Bongo Joe label!
            • Damily – Malay Nama
            • Damily – Aomby Mazava Ioha
            • Damily – Kalitaky
            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,...
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Sukkar, Sukkar, Sukkar
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Om Schar Asmar Medaffar
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Hanwil Tanza
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Yah Nasma Yah Halina
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Mabruk
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Amira
            • Ali Hassan Kuban – Nouba [Bonus Track]
            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...
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Morte é Descanso
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Curti Curpin
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Boogie Time
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Nha D'stine
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Rapaz Nobo É Malandro
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Problema
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Dá Bô Gandja
            • Americo Brito & Djarama – Judith
            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...
            • Nana Tuffour – Sikyi Medley
            • Nana Tuffour – M'Anu Me Ho
            • Nana Tuffour – Asamando
            • Nana Tuffour – Jesus
            Orchestre Shika-ShikaHit After HitNo Wahala Sounds
            A selection of singles recorded by Congolese band Shika Shika in Kenya between 1981-1984. Intricate interwoven guitar leads, bustling bass, the high-hat...
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Mangenge
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Tika Na Lela
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Cherie Safi (Pt. 1)
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Cherie Safi (Pt. 2)
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Bibi Tamaa
            • Orchestre Shika-Shika – Bana Nkoi
            African Music - A People's ArtBy Francis BebeyLawrence Hill (1975)
            The man behind the Psychedelic Sanza album of his African music
            • Original Book (600g)£35.00
              Original secondhand hardbook book with dustjacket ex-library w/stamps/stickers on dustjacket in good cond.
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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...
              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
              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
              Miriam MakebaMy StoryBloomsbury
              Autobiography of the South African singer. S/hand hardback book with dust cover
              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
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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 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...
              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
              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...
                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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