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    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 in both Ghana and Nigeria. Reissued for the very first time with replica artwork and liner notes from John Armstrong.
    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 dance music scene influenced by Cuban 78’s, crazes like the twist and cha cha cha, and the local sounds of their home country.
    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 in 2002. The balafon virtuoso immediately decided to seize the opportunity and create a national anthem for the competition. More power to him: what happened after is nothing short of legendary. Twenty...
    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 producers of groove music in all genres. Patchworks teams up again with longtime partner Pat Kalla, but also with newcomers to the project, like here Ramatou Traore and Ayuune Sule, both bringing...
    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 most sought-after Afro disco and hauntingly-beautiful Itsekiri highlife recordings, accompanied by extensive interview-based liner notes and never-before- seen photos.
    Seventh studio album from London born, Sudanese artist Sinkane. 'Dépaysé' tells a psychedelic, politically-charged tale via the medium of funk, afrobeat, reggae, acid rock and Sudanese pop!
    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 radio show of the same name. Jazz, soul, latin, funk, afro...something for everyone in here!
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    Little-known trio, The Bees' 1988 album 'She’s A Witch (Tikoloshi)' features six dancefloor-ready, distinctively South African tracks that show how the 'bubblegum' sound in the late 80s embraced house music.
    Reissue of this rare and in demand South African house / kwaito monster from the early 00s. Backed with a brand new remix from Esa!
    DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical styles, from their ancient and traditional forms to the hybrid fusions that have evolved as a result of collaboration between African musicians such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Describing the...
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    Original Nigerian Vinyl! Vinyl/sleeve VG Lots of surface scratches plays well /sleeve F/G- +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
    Originally released in 1982 on the short-lived Lyncell Records imprint, BBE reissue the brilliant and ultra-rare album ‘African Sunset’ by South African band Kabasa!
    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 in 1981. Killer release via Cultures Of Soul!
    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 NYC at the time) merge with ancestral, African rhythms.
    Third album from Soweto sensations BCUC (aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) with guest appearances from Afrobeat king Femi Kuti and renowned spoken word artist Saul Williams.
    Mr Bongo reissue this hard-to-obtain, vintage highlife from three true giants of the sound - Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru Yenzu. Originally released in 1982. In ‘Hitsville Re-Visited’, the mighty trio add a dose of uptempo funk into traditional highlife grooves!
    Original Nigerian vinyl (Afrodesia label) Vinyl VG ( surface marks plays well), sleeve F/G- (wear, spines split/taped)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
    Reissue of this sought-after, late 80's Nigerian highlife obscurity - uplifting!
    Official reissue of Emma Baloka's highly sought-after album 'Freedom', first released in Nigeria in 1982.
    Reissue of this rare South African boogie album from 1985 by SA musical icon, Margino!
    'Propriété Privée' is the pinnacle of Congolese musician Sammy Massamba’s style: a successful fusion of African and American music heritage, halfway between Franco and Otis Redding, Fela and Wilson Picket, King Sunny Ade and Aretha Franklin!
    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 and Soukous music!
    Kapingbdi hail from Liberia, West Africa and have their own imitable style. They effortlessly combine traditional African music in a modern mix of jazz, funk, soul and rock. The band is a fusion of both the old and new traditions.
    Kampana serves up four Afro disco jams, from Captain Planet, feat. his popular rework of Shina Williams' 'Agboju Logun'!
    Traditional rhythms from Malawian duo, Madalitso Band!
    Recorded in Lagos, Ekiti Sound’s debut album ‘Abeg No Vex’ fuses underground electronic music, fat hip hop drums, rolling African percussion, the vocal variety of Nigerian folklore and pop - mixing it all in a calabash of big room party bounce to create a unique and utterly spellbinding sonic-scape!
    Ten swirling and euphonic Afro-Latin gems from the Congolose band Ry-co Jazz, recorded between 1961 and 1966 for the Disques Vogue series “Dansons avec…”. Ry-co Jazz was one of the leading combos during the heydays of Afro-Latin music in Central and West Africa. Their rhythmical and amusing play tempted European listeners and soon they recorded...
    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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    Continuing the series of 12” dancefloor singles, Soundway Records presents the highly sought after track 80s dancefloor cut 'Hinde' by African Vibration - an oddball, sparse synthesiser tune featuring a rework from Julien Dyne! Killer, killer release!
    Strut present the first new volume in their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ series, bringing together rare highlife, Afro-funk and juju from the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Compiled by collector and DJ Duncan Brooker, this new selection of tracks returns to a fertile heyday in Nigerian music when established styles like highlife and juju became infused with...
    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 Polyversal Souls.
    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 Ghanaian force of nature Kweku Sackey, aka K.O.G, and the whirlwind of energy that is Jamaican rapper Franz Von, the Zongo Brigade deliver infectious, high-energy West African grooves, drawing...
    Nyami Nyami reissue a lost piece of Zimbabwean musical history - the only album from local legends the New Tutenkhamen, combining jazz, soul, folk and township rhythms.
    First-time reissue of a Deep Taarab masterpiece from legendary Swahili singer Zuhura Swaleh, recorded in Nairobi in 1981.
    Amazing collection of African music sourced and recorded by Francis Ayamga, King Ayisoba's drummer. This compilation features styles from gospel, kologo, rap, bass and highlife. Highly recommended!
    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, bass guitarist and co-songwriter Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne’s changing relationship with her homeland of Ethiopia after the death of her father. The music explores her Ethiopian heritage via pop,...
    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. This was the first. Afro-funk at it's finest. Another killer Reissue from the Mr Bongo camp!
    **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 80s! Expect a wild combination of Sax Jive, Zulu Soul, Xhosa, Zulu Disco, Kwela, Bump Jive, and Sotho Soul from the likes of Soweto Boys, Golden City Sisters and loads more. Essential!
    Fifth release in Africa Seven's premiere compilation series, 'Africa Airways'. Brace yourselves for ten slices of Afro-boogie goodness, featuring big hitters and sought-after gems from the likes of Charly Kingson, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Tala AM and more!
    Kel Assouf return with a new transformative collection, 'Black Tenere'. Produced by the band's keyboardist, Sofyann Ben Youssef, the mastermind behind the highly touted AMMAR 808, the new album strips things back to a power trio lineup and focuses on the crackling, forward-looking energy of Nigerien front man Anana Ag Haroun's next level Kel Tamashek...
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    Two sizzling South African boogie tracks from Kabasa’s, Tata Sibeko. Party-starting productions from 1985, reissued via Sharp Flat.
    South African harmony group.
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    Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah! A rare 1976 album release reissued via Mr. Bongo!
    Strut reissue reissue this stunning (and now very rare) original album from the early career of Nigerian juju star Shina Peters, ‘Sewele’ from 1986!
    Nigerian composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs. A truly unique release with production touches that hover somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave!
    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 mosaic of folk blues melodies, intimate Mandingo ballads, and Latin influences, salsa and flamenco!
    Deep stuff!Recorded in August 2015 in Ougadougou, Burkina FasoThis is neo-traditional griot music featuring the kamale N'goniThis is Dembele's initial release on Iznit, a Washington DC label run by Tody Dodds
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    Original Nigerian Vinyl!
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    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 magnum opus is the 1981 album 'Fighting for Survival'. The album sums up the group’s first decade of operation, serving up a heavy mix of calypso, jazzy funk, reggae and afrobeat. Reissued via Cultures...
    Analog Africa reissue some impposibly rare material from "the funkiest Togo band", Orchestre Abass! This limited release features the band's extremely rare 1972 singles and some unreleased music from the same period. Limited edition LP in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes and previously unseen photos. Superb release!
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