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    Congo Revolution Box SetAfrica Latin, Jazz and Funk: Sounds From The Two Congos (1957-73)Soul Jazz Records
    This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection...
    • Rock-A-Mambo – Baila
    • Beguen Band – Yo Me Moera
    • Bantous De La Capitale – Watchiwara
    • African Fiesta – Mambo Hawaienne
    • O.K. Jazz – Sois Sage Amour
    • African Jazz – Merengue Fafa
    • African Fiesta Sukisa – I Got The Feelin'
    • O.K. Jazz – Kiwita Kumunani
    • Ryco Jazz – La Juventud
    • Trio Madjesi & Sosoliso – Matshatsha
    Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2: How Zambia’s Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972-1977Various ArtistsNow-Again Records
    Volume 2 in the series looking at how Zambia’s liberation led to a rock revolution - 1972-1977. An overview of the Zamrock scene, from its ascension...
    • Crossbones – Really
    • Amanaz – History Of Man
    • Witch – Strange Dream
    • Rikki Ililonga – Stop Dreaming Mr. D
    • Five Revolutions – Poor Man
    • Keith Mlevhu – Love And Freedom
    • The Born Free – Mad Man
    • Dr. Footswitch – Otenta
    • The Tinkles – Mpundu
    • Salty Dog – See The Strom
    • Fireballs – Umwana Wakusanga Mung'anda
    • The Peace – Umbwalwa Ne Chamba
    • The Oscillations – Request To God
    • Musi O Tunya – Katonga
    • Ngozi Family – Hold On
    • Chrissy Zebby Tembo – I'm Not Made Of Iron
    • Jesper Siliya – Hot Do
    • Mike Nyoni – SM
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    The Abatwa (Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?VariousGlitterbeat Records
    Rough-hewn, tribal sonics from the tribes of the Rwandan borderlands. One-stringviolins/ 11-string harps/ haunted solo & duo singing/ battery operatedloop...
    • Christoph Ntabanganyimana with Bihoyiki Dathive – Sida Ni Mbi (AIDS is Bad)
    • Emmanuel Hatungimana – Rwanda Nziza (Beautiful Rwanda)
    • Bihoyiki Dathive – Igira Hino (Come Closer)
    • Teonesse Majambere – Umuyange (Protect the Environment)
    • Beatrice Mukarungi – Urwanikamiheto (War Song)
    • 1. Christoph Ntabanganyimana with Bihoyiki Dathive – Sida Ni Mbi (AIDS is Bad)
    • 2. Emmanuel Hatungimana – Rwanda Nziza (Beautiful Rwanda)
    • 3. Bihoyiki Dathive – Igira Hino (Come Closer)
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    Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-84Various ArtistsAnalog Africa
    Analog Africa release 'Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-84' an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco...
    • Dream Stars – Pop-Makossa
    • Mystic Djim – Yaounde Girls
    • Bill Loko – Nen Lambo
    • Pasteur Lappe – Sanaga Calypso
    • Eko Roosevelt – Monguele Mam
    • Olinga Gaston – Ngon Engap
    • Emmanuel Kahe & Jeanette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie
    • Nkodo Si Tony – Mininga Meyong Mese
    • Pasteur Lappe – Sekele Movement
    • Bernard Ntone – Mussoliki
    • Pat´Ndoye – More Love
    • Clement Djimogne – Africa
    Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1: How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972-77Various ArtistsNow-Again Records
    Zambia's turbulent period throughout the 70's led the rock revolution that has come to be known as 'Zamrock'. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were...
    • Dr. Footswitch – Everyday Has Got A New Dream
    • Chrissy Zebby Tembo – Born Black
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    Beyond Addis: Volume 2VariousTrikont
    Second volume of the compilation series, celebrating the music of Ethiopia as played by contemporary bands from all around the globe. Compiled by JJ Whitefield...
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      Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974 - 1979VariousAnalog Africa
      The raw sound of Burkina Faso combined Afro-Funk, traditional Islamic rhythms and subtle Afro-Latin sounds brought over by visiting Cuban ensembles. Mandingue...
      • Amadou Ballaké et l'Orchestre Super Volta – Bar Konou Mousso
      • Abdoulaye Cissé – Kodjougou
      • Compaoré Issouf – Dambakale
      • Amadou Ballaké et Les 5 Consuls – Renouveau
      • Afro Soul System – Tink Tank
      • Mamo Lagbema – Love, Music and Dance
      • Amadou Ballaké et Les 5 Consuls – Baden Djougou
      • Amadou Ballaké et l'Orchestre Super Volta – Johnny
      • Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo
      • Mangue Konde et Le Super Mandé – Kabendo
      • Orchestre CVD – Rog Mik Africa
      • Amadou Ballaké et l'Orchestre Super Volta – Sali
      • Mamo Lagbema – Zambo Zambo
      • Traoré Seydou Richard et Les Vadou du Flamboyant – Katougou
      • Amadou Ballaké et l'Orchestre Super Volta – Oye Ka Bara Kignan
      • Sandwidi Pierre et l'Orchestre Harmonie Voltaïque – Tond Yabramba
      • 1. Amadou Ballaké et l'Orchestre Super Volta – Bar Konou Mousso
      • 2. Abdoulaye Cissé – Kodjougou
      • 3. Compaoré Issouf – Dambakale
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      Next Stop... Soweto: Township Sounds of The Golden Age of MbaqangaVariousStrut
      Strut follow their recent forays into Nigerian and Ethio grooves with a brand new wide-ranging three-part series exploring underground South African music...
      • Melotone Sisters with Amaqola Band – I Sivenoe
      • The Mgababa Queens – Maphuthi
      • Zed Nkanbinde – Inkonjane Jive
      • African Swingsters – Emuva
      • Lucky Strike Sisters – Mr J.S. Mpanza
      • Reggie Msomi & His Hollywood Jazz Band – Soul Chakari
      • Amaqawe Omculo – Jabulani Balaleli (pt.2)
      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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      King Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) (1985)Sunny Alade
      Quality digital roots hi-life Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG+ , sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • King Sunny Ade – Ka Jo Mu Jo
      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
      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 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 AdeJealousy (1987)Atom Park
      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- lots of surface marks plays well /Sleeve VG- (lot of wear)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
      • King Sunny Ade – Sokoyokoto
      King Sunny AdeGet Up (1990)Atom Park
      RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG- listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG- (top spine unglued)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee...
      • King Sunny Ade – E Dide E Mujo
      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)
      World Of MusicAfricaHeinemann
      A comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Africa. Discusses how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice...
      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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      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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      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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      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...
      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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      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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        Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides clean
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      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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      Afro Percussion EnsembleSoul Of A People (1970)Trolley Car Records
      Reissue of this VERY RARE '70s percussion group featuring various Bata drums and African conga drums put together by New York latin producer/arranger Joe...
        Afrobeat!Fela and the Imagined ContinentAFRICA WORLD PRESS
        In the seventies, as signs of decay began to show in the capitalist experiment of the newly independent African countries, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti tore his...
        Afropop: Contemporary African MusicBy Sean BarlowBook Sales (1998)
        Groovy African music guide.
        • Original Book (700g)£10.00
          S/hand hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition.
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        Afro​-​Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro​-​Haitian Experimental OrchestraGlitterbeat
        Analog synthesisers and raw psychedelic guitars join the mix yielding an unheard and unholy mixture of  Haitian voodoo rhythms, Afrobeat drumming...
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Salilento
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Chay La Lou
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Yanvalou
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Bade Zile
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Poze
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Pa Bat Kòw
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Wongolo
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Mon Ami Tezin
        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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        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
        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)
        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]
        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
        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
        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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          The ApplesMind TwisterOdion Livingstone
          Odion Livingstone present another essential reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples’ essential Afro-funk...
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            Okyerema AsanteSabi (Get Down)Kalita Records
            **Repressed!** Kalita Records make available once more Okyerema Asante's highly sought-after Ghanaian disco monster, Sabi (Get Down). Here, ‘Sabi (Get...
            • Okyerema Asante – Sabi (Get Down)
            • Okyerema Asante – That’s My Girl
            Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Of EthiopiaWorthy Records
            This is perhaps the best album from cult Ethiopian deep jazz hero Mulatu Astake This highly sought-after rarity is probably the best African deep...
            • Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
            • Mulatu Astatke – Dewel
            • Mulatu Astatke – Kulunmanquel
            • Mulatu Astatke – Kasalekut-hulu
            Mulatu Astatke And His Ethiopian QuintetAfro-Latin SoulWorthy Records
            Ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astake and His Ethiopian Quintet "Afro-Latin Soul" album from 1966! As the title suggest this is more leaning towards the Latin-soul...
              Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Of Ethiopia (STRUT)Strut
              Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music - Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded...
              • Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
              • Mulatu Astatke – Mascaram Setaba
              • Mulatu Astatke – Dewel
              • Mulatu Astatke – Kulunmanqueleshi
              • Mulatu Astatke – Kasalefkut-Hulu
              Mulatu AstatkeEthiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz and Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974Buda Musique
              Mulatu Astatke - Ethio Jazz and Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974 If you only buy one CD from the fantasic Ethiopiques series (although I've no idea why...
              • Mulatu Astatke – Gubelye
              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerIle Aye Ogun (1987)Siky Oluyole Records
              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this and...
              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Subuana Lahi
              Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage IIISiky Oluyole Records
              Rare Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!
              • Chief Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – Fugu Garbage III
              • Original LP£20.00
                Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ lot of sleeve/spine wear
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              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
              Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationMessage (1988)Kollington Records
                • Original LP£15.00
                  Vinyl condition: GSleeve condition: VG-Original = Original NIGERIAN vinyl LOT OF SURFACE MARKS plays pretty well
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                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationOmo Araiye (1985)Olumo Records
                Rare Nigerian vinyl. HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG surface marks plays well, tiny skip at A track 1, sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ayinla Gbe Dode
                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationArewa (1988)Kollington Records
                Digital fuji/juju - heavyRARE Original Nigerian Vinyl VG has surface marks plays well - listen actual audio)/Sleeve VG-High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Oba Lo Mejo Da
                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationSecond Tier (Sfem) (1986)Kollington Records
                Rare  Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl F/G-(listen actual audio), sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Oluwa Waba Wa Se L'aiye
                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationOwo Tun Tun (New Naira Notes) (1984)Kollington Records
                Rare  Nigerian vinyl. HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl G+ (listen actual audio), sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ati Paro Owo Naira