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    The Unreleased Sounds Of Top RankAba/NigeriaDig This Way Records
    Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely...
    • Yangaman Bob – Change Your Ways
    • Mysta Wey – Africa Is Burning
    • Mysta Wey – Sermon On The Mountain
    • Mysta Wey – Sweet Reggae Music
    • Yangaman Bob – Walking In The Rain, Walking In The Sun
    • The Forces – Mystic Drum
    • The Forces – Rastaman
    • The Forces – Reggae Dj
    Nigeria Soul Power 70 (Expanded Double LP Set)Afro-Funk, Afro-Rock, Afro-DiscoSoul Jazz Records
    Seriously rare, killer and classic Nigerian 70s Afro-Funk, Afro-Disco & Afro-Rock tunes bought together. Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print...
    • Geraldo Pino – Shake Hands
    • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Dance Of The Elephants
    • The Wings – We'll Get Home
    • Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla – E Ye Ika Se
    • Colomach – Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa
    • Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy
    • MFB – Beware
    • Tony Grey and The Ozimba Messengers – You Are The One
    • Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – Oba Erediauwa I
    • The Wings – Single Boy
    • Geraldo Pino – Power To The People
    • Original Wings – Igba Alusi
    • Don Bruce and The Angels – Sugar Baby
    • Geraldo Pino – Africans Must Unite
    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
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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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      Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970's & 80'sVariousSoundway
      Soundway return with another instalment in their acclaimed african "special" series - this time focussing on 70's and 80's Kenya!Having delved deep into...
      • The Loi Toki Tok – Ware Wa
      • Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys – Watoto Nyara
      • The Mombasa Vikings – Mama Matotoya
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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 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
      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
      King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsConscience "Eri Okan" (1983)Sunny Ade
      Original Nigerian vinyl. Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG- clean but has some background noise, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
      • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Eri Okan
      King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsTogetherness (Ka Jo Se)Sunny Alade
      Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve G (wear/tape)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ebe La Nbe Eledumare
      King Sunny Ade and his African BeatsIjinle Odu (1982)Sunny Alade Records Ltd
      Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital Juju - deep!Vinyl VG, sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
      • King Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Oro Oko Ati Iyawo
      King Sunny Ade And The New African BeatsAuthority (1990)Atom Park
      Quality 80s digital AdeORIGINAL = Original NIGERIAN Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100% Guarantee on...
      • King Sunny Ade And The New African Beats – Alase Laiye Alase Lorun
      King Sunny Ade"The Truth" Otito (1985)Sunny Alade
      Quality 80s digital Ade VG+ vinyl, VG sleeve. ORIGINAL NIGERIAN VINYL+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100% Guarantee on this...
      • King Sunny Ade – Ebe Ni Mo Be
      King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsTriumph (1992)Sigma Disc Ltd
      Rare Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG- surface marks plays well, sleeve G+ (wear,writing on front)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
      • King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Ose O Baba
      King Sunny AdeLet Them Say (1987)Atom Park
      Original Nigerian vinyl.Quality Digital JujuVinyl VG p;ays well , sleeve VG
      • King Sunny Ade – Oluwa Lo Yan Mi Wa
      AdmasSons Of EthiopiaFrederiksberg Records
      Reissue of the sought-after 'Sons of Ethiopia' by Admas, an Ethiopian synth treasure originally released in 1984!
      • Admas – Anchi Bale Game
      • Admas – Bahta's Highlife
      • Admas – Tez Alegn Yetintu
      • Admas – Kalatashew Waga
      • Admas – Wed Enate
      • Admas – Samba Shegitu
      • Admas – Astawesalehu
      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 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 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 NationalTemedi Oh / Den KickNo Wahala Sounds
      Little known outside their native Sierra Leone where they were huge stars in the 1970s, Afro National played a brand of afro-pop that was a fusion of myriad...
        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...
          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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          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]
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          Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControlMr Bongo
          Extremely hard-to-find Ghanaian LP from legendary musician Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, originally released in 1980.The third in the series of Gyedu Blay Ambolley...
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – Control
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – Woye De Adofo
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – Don't Go
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – Mercy Kae Dabi
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – Take Am So
          • Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark III – The Message (God Is Love)
          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
          AntibalasFu ChroniclesDaptone
          Six lengthy, powerful and energetic tunes make up this superb album from US' finest pioneers of the contemporary Afrobeat groove - Antibalas!
          • Antibalas – Amenawon
          • Antibalas – Lai Lai
          • Antibalas – MTTT Pt . 1 & 2
          • Antibalas – Fight Am Finish
          • Antibalas – Koto
          • Antibalas – Fist Of Flowers
          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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            Art of the South African TownshipsGavin YoungeThames and Hudson Ltd.
            • Original Book (800g)£9.00
              Second-hand paperback book
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            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 Steps AheadStrut
              This is the brand new album from cult ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astatke on Strut Records! His first solo album in over 20 years refines his singular musical...
              • Mulatu Astatke – green africa
              • Mulatu Astatke – i faram gami i faram
              • Mulatu Astatke – mulatu's mood
              Mulatu AstatkeNew York-Addis-London : The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975Strut
              An essential compilation showcasing defintive tracks from cult ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke on Strut!!! Vibraphone and keyboard player, master arranger...
              • Mulatu Astatke – yekermo sew
              • Mulatu Astatke – shagu
              • Mulatu Astatke – fikratchin
              • Mulatu Astatke – yegelle tezeta
              • Mulatu Astatke – lanchi biye
              • Mulatu Astatke – yekatiii
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              Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationLate Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1987)Kollington 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...
              • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
              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 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 OrganizationNigeria Kole Ku (1983)Kollington Records
                RARE Original Nigerian Vinyl LP G ONLY lots of marks plays ok /Sleeve VG (writing on front)High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Kosi Ewu Loko
                Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationIkilo (1987)Kollington Records
                Rare  Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Juju!Vinyl VG+ (listen actual audio), sleeve G+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+ 100%...
                • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Kolawole Ma Woye Won
                Kollington AyinlaQuality (1988)Kollington Records
                Rare  Nigerian vinyl.HEAVY! Quality Fuji sounds!Vinyl VG(listen actual audio), sleeve VG+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+100%...
                • Kollington Ayinla – Alafia Lo S'agba