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    Numero reissue this HUGELY in demand and mega-rare Indian soul / disco / funk gem from 1982! In a word: ESSENTIAL!
    Reissue of The Baroque Jazz Trio's 1970 cult classic self titled debut. A psychedelic blend of Baroque, free-jazz, Indian classical and various other outernational sounds - great stuff!
    Reissue of this extremely hard-to-find 12" single from Lebanese composer, pianist, playwright and political commentator Ziad Rahbani. 'Abu Ali' is musician's foray into American disco, soul and funk, with a 10-minute epic that fuses Arabic orchestration around an atmospheric disco groove and cosmic synthesizer lines. Includes 'Prelude (Theme from Mais...
    Edgar Valcárcel is responsible for introducing locally the new languages of the international musical avant-garde, in a meeting with the legacies of Peruvian native music, where the folkloric material was used under very free and abstract conceptions - for the first time on vinyl!
    Landmark album in Afro-Venezuelan music available on vinyl for the first time! Originally released in 2017 on CD; most of the music on the album is in the style of 'Parranda', a traditional Venezuelan genre that literally translates into party. However, not every song is about joy and celebration as the band often sing about many of the most painful...
    Vampi Soul reissue the 1974 album from Afro-Peruvian / música criolla group, Perú Negro. Although lesser known than music from other nearby countries, Peru Negro's Afro-Peruvian music, also known as 'música criolla', finds its roots in West African music, Spanish and European genres and native musical traditions from Peru. Flamenco-influenced sounds...
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    Following on from the essential 'Synthesize the Soul', Grupo Pilon represents the second chapter of the Krioulu diaspora story. In smaller pockets, second generation musicians were independently contributing to one of the most lush periods of cultural innovation by immigrants in Europe. This album focuses on the six most powerful songs from Pilon’s...
    Wicked, Indian disco versions of Donna Summer's 'Love To Love You Baby' and Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough', originally recorded in 1981 and 1982.
    Caribbean sounnds
    Musical hybrid, rooted in multiple territories, Pixvae was formed the intention to confront the traditional musics from the Pacific coast of Colombia, with the European jazz stream and its rock and noise sonorities.
    Third release in in Olindo Records 'Venezuelan' series of 45s. Featuring two original compositions by Caracas based multi-instrumentalist and composer, Isaac Sasson backed with a killer remix on the flipside by London producer and drummer, Hector Plimmer of Albert's Favourites!
    Featuring cutting-edge underground sound-system crews and hip hop collectives and Latin Grammy nominated stars alike (and pretty much everything in between), ‘Colombian Soul’ provides a great introduction to the vibrant, eclectic electronic music scene exploding in Colombia today.
    Atangana Records presents its 4th releases, beginning a new collaboration with Henri Debs & Fils imprint. With this compilation EP, gathering rare and unpublished titles, Déni Shain and his team aim to dust off the archives of the label and allow as many people as possible to discover the pearls of the French Caribbean Islands.
    Sababa 5’s debut single features the talented Japanese singer and belly dancer Yurika. The two songs - Crossroad of Love (Ai no Kousaten) and Blue Universe (Aoi Sekai) - blend Yurika's dreamy vocals and texts with the band's 70's sensibility and Israeli soul music. As the band plays a mediterranean groove of both Israeli and Arabic origins, Yurika's...
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    Akiko Yano's cult second studio album from 1977, featuring some of the best musicians from Tokyo and New York! East-meets-west pop fusion!
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    Groovin Recordings reissue Ahmed Fakrun's rare 7" debut for the first time. A killer, Libiyan disco double header from 1977!
    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!
    Mr Bongo reissue this cult Japanese jazz / breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumentation with Western jazz influences.
    Minyo Crusaders rework historic Japanese folk songs with Latin, African, Caribbean and Asian rhythms on their debut album, 'Echoes of Japan'.
    Debut album from Amsterdam five piece, The Mauskovic Dance Band who fuse no-wave, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and space disco. Entirely self-produced, the band has reiterated their favourite elements of the 70s legacy of the Afro-Latin psychedelic music of Colombia and Peru - killer release!
    Names You Can Trust signing, Los Taxis dedicate their 'cumbia sonidera' style to the bustling taxi-culture of NYC!
    A superb compilation of exceptional experimental Molam from Thailand by producer Soonthorn Chairatanachot, previously only released as a short run of 45’s on his private label Khaen Sang, and featuring only members of his family. The Khaen Sang label released no more than seven 45's, of which the best tunes are compiled on this release.
    Reissue of this cult French boogie / reggae / zouk album from 1981 featuring the popular spin, 'Let's Talk About It'.
    'Suphanburi Soul' is the long awaited compilation of the magnificent works of Kwanjit Sriprajan - The First Lady Of Lae Music. Lae is traditionally played during religious ceremonies in temples across Thailand, and Kwanjit Sriprajan 70's recordings of the genre are the funkiest sounds around. This compilation features a selection of her work previously...
    WICKED LARGE FORMAT USA PHOTO BOOK OVER 50% OFF PRICE!!!!!More than 150 photos on the urban subculture born out of the rich 'sonidero' tradition in Monterrey: Regio-Colombians or Cholombians. It is more than fashion, it's a way of understanding life that takes on courage, tolerance and vitality. They wear white Converse sneakers and brilliantly-hued...
    If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti
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    Femina channels blissed out, harmony-soaked soul music with a purpose. Lyrically poignant with hip hop and Latin influences, ‘Perlas & Conchas’ is the group’s third album and, unlike previous long players, is primarily an electronic statement, recorded and produced by British producer and musician, Quantic and features Iggy Pop!
    Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album from 1975 by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let’s Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’. ‘Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period.
    Wewantsounds continue their ambitious Akiko Yano reissue program with the release of 'Japanese Girl', her landmark debut album from 1976. Backed by Little Feat (with Lowell George) and by the cream of Japanese musicians (including Haruomi Hosono), 'Japanese Girl' is one of the most important Japanese albums of the 70s, mixing pop, rock, Japanese folk...
    Coladera releases its second album, presenting the various styles of lusophone music. Led by Brazilian guitarist Vitor Santana and João Pires, who also sings and plays guitar. Brazil, Portugal and Cape Verde resound in the beguiling songs of this acoustic trio. Latin American and African tinged rhythms, connected by the Portuguese language - recommended!
    Deep stuff!
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    The third and last EP from Blundetto’s album ‘Slow Dance’, featuring remixes from French artists, Patchworks and Voilaaa who drops a heated, kompa style remix!
    Nicola Cruz explores the sounds of his home continent on his latest album. 'Siku' features the rich, cumbia rhythms of Colombia alongside the melodies and rhythms of Brazilian samba. Recommended.
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    1st Edition 1972 Hardback w/ no dustjacket ok condition
    For Cubans, El Tipo Este is the pioneer of all things hip-hop. As founding member of Obsesion, one of the nation’s most notable hip hop exports. Early champions of his music included Gilles Peterson, who selected a track to include in his ‘Havana Cultura; New Cuba Sounds’ compilation. Hot off the heels of this, El Tipo Este was enlisted to assemble...
    Original Guadeloupe, West Indies - roots steel band on Disques Debs
    **3xLP compilation limited to 300 copies!** A KILLER compilation of tracks from The ON label which was active in South Africa between 1987-1992, an era following the end of the apartheid regime and defining the kwaito and bubblegum sound of Young Black South Africa in the early 90s.
    Having previously reissued Mkwaju Ensemble's inspired 1981 debut 'Ki-Motion', WRWTFWW turns its attention to their equally impressive follow-up from the same year, 'MKWAJU'. The album sees the Japanese trio - whose members included legendary percussionist and ambient artist Midori Takada - indulge in hypnotic, Steve Reich-influenced minimalism, new...
    Reissue of Akiko Yano's 1981 synth-pop masterpiece, 'Tadaima'. Co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and features the YMO musicians: Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Sakamoto.
    This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country – their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco –created...
    Born Bad Records present this killer fifteen track completion of deep biguines and Gwo Ka from the ‘60s French West Indies. Biguine is a rhythmic style of music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the 19th century, which fuses 19th-century French ballroom dance steps with African rhythms. Gwo Ka combines responsorial singing in Guadeloupean...
    Louis Xavier is a complete artist, sincere and talented. He is at the same time: bassist, guitarist - bassist, author - composer, arranger, conductor, prolific and influential part of the Parisian scene since the 70 's. His approach is simple: from compositions and arrangements expressing his experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant, he establishes...
    Sound Miracle Recordings presents a collection of thirteen heart-breaking, primitive flamenco tunes from the 1930s onwards...
    Awesome compilation that sheds some light on a selection of oddball / DIY / post-punk / synth tunes made in Australia and New Zealand during the 70's and 80's!
    Wicked PMG re-issue of Manford Best's Nigerian disco LP 'I've Been Loving You' produced by Jake Sollo.
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    The Bayan Mongol Variety Group existed from the early '70s to the late '80s. After the collapse of the USSR, the ensemble began to experience serious difficulties with funding and booking concerts, and finally disintegrated, after which the participants lost contact with each other. Fortunately, thanks to efforts from the fans, some old contacts were...
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    Strut present the first ever compilation series to access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe. Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50s, the label and studio has continued for over 50 years, releasing over 300 7” singles and 200 LPs, covering styles varying from early biguine...
    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 guitar master. With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing.