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    Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s – during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. Venezuela lies at...
    90 Degrees Of ShadeHot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The CaribbeanSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds. This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot...
    CalypsoMusical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955-69Soul Jazz Records
    Deluxe CD, 2xLP (+ free download) and worldwide digital  Available in all good retail and internet stores  from 2 June 2014 or direct from Soul Jazz Records right now!     This new album features the music of Calypso in its many styles. Included is music from its birthplace - the island of Trinidad - as well as a number of...
    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...
    Sounds Of The Universe Exclusive: Dub Cumbia Music 7" D.I.Y. Style Venn Diagram is the third in a trilogy of 7-inches from Breadminster County Council’s Elijah Minnelli, whose production style has made its home in the intersection between UK Bass, Dub, Cumbia and Eastern European musical traditions. The track follows on from the musical precedent...
    Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient to modern spirit of Kinshasa's Konono no.1 meets the Art Ensemble of Chicago! To coincide with the release of the new Kanaval book on Soul Jazz Publishing, Soul Jazz Records are releasing this...
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    Vodou Drums in Haiti 2: The Living Gods Of Haiti21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit PossessionSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new album features the truly intense, hypnotic and fascinating Vodou drums of Haiti, a stunning collection of trance-like rhythms and beats traditionally used to induce spirit possession in the Vodou religion. Soul Jazz Records first journeyed to Haiti in 1996 to record a series of three albums about Haitian Vodou music and...
    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French patois vocals alive in Cuba today.This is the first in a series of albums reflecting Afro-Cuban culture newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Cuba. The Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente won...
    In 2010, Soul Jazz Records embarked on their latest unique recording project, travelling to the Caribbean as they continue to document musical hot spots around the world. Their latest venture is to record the unique Afro-percussive music of the Black Caribs of Belize. Belize (or British Honduras as it was formerly known) was the last British colony...
    Insane percussive heavy 60s party Mambo recorded in the Bahamas + Hypnotic 60s calypso recorded in Port-au-Prince. Caribbean party vibes on this Soul Jazz Records 45 only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers of Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe! Very limited 300 copies!
    CONGA DE LOS HOYOS, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest and best-known carnival groups in Santiago, Cuba today. Group members are exclusively from the Los Hoyos neighbourhood of Santiago and feature over 50 percussionists and singers who play everything from car brake drums, hubcaps and frying pans to the distinctive Chinese trumpet – a sound...
    Invisible City Editions officially reissue the sublime extended 12” version of 'Praise Jah', this eccentric island-disco rarity from '1979, distinct with crazy electronic effects! Essential.
    New Mo Kolours - Limited to 300 copies - Exclusive to Sounds Of The Universe!!!!Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP on the prolific 22a, Mo Kolours is back with a new 7" 'Axum EP'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Original artwork by Mo Kolours - don't...
    The second, anticipated instalment in Mr Bongo's 'Record Club' series selects the label's recent discoveries and sought-after obscurities that form the basis of their radio show of the same name. Features gems from the likes of Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark, Teaspoon & The Waves, Guy Cuevas and more!
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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...
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    Strut continues its essential compilation series of Indian Ocean sounds with ‘Alefa Madagascar’, the first compilation to document the unique culture of salegy, soukous and soul music on the island during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
    **Limited 10" album pressing via Analog Africa!** In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam where they laid down this album of fearsome coladeira songs inspired by the music of their home island of S o Nicolau.
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    Mr Bongo reissue 'Jazz Rock', originally released on RCA in 1973, Jazz Rock marries Japanese Min’yō folk rhythms performed on shakuhachi – bamboo flute – and koto, with spiritual jazz elements and funk-driven drums! Ace!
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    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.
    Family Atlantica blend psychedelic highlife, steel-pan Ethio-funk, calypso, baião and equatorial jazz. 'Cosmic Unity' is the band's second, long-playing outing and features guest musicianship from Sun Ra's Arkestra member, Marshall Allen.
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    Eagerly awaited album from the maverick Kutiman, based on field recordings he made in Tanzania of local musicians, then manipulated, layered and expanded in his home studio. Highly recommended!
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    First anthology dedicated to one of the most important figures in Guadeloupean music! Erick Cosaque is a singer-percussionist and leading figure of Gwo Ka, the traditional Guadeloupean music with a social and cultural dimension. Long awaited release for diggers, collectors and DJ's alike.
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    Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!! Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts) Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage) THIS ALSO means...
    Strut focus in on the séga sound of Mauritius, the “blues of the Indian Ocean", with a comprehensive look at this utterly unique dance music sounds of Mauritius.
    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...
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    Maya Deren (1917-1961) was a Russian-American filmmaker and one of the most important voices in avant-garde cinema of the mid-20th century. When she decided, between the end of the 40s and the beginning of the 50s, to make an ethnographic film in Haiti. Deren not only filmed, recorded and photographed many hours of voodoo ritual, but also participated...
    Follow up of the acclaimed 2016 Digital Zandoli compilation from Parisian label Heavenly Sweetness, compiled by Julien “Digger’s Digest” Achard and Nicolas Skliris (ex-Superfly records). Volume 2 contains twelve new musical weapons for the dancefloor from the French West Indies Zouk scene. Recommended!
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    Bongo Joe continue their focus on music from the Sega islands, with part two in their compilation series. Killer selection of pearls from the golden age of music from Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island.
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    Yukihiro Takahashi's sophisticated city funk classic released in 1978 when he had just joined YMO. Co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and featuring Haruomi Hosono, Minako Yoshida and Tatsuro Yamashita. First ever issue of the hard to find classic, outside of Japan, via Wewantsounds!
    Reissue of this 1985 release that was originally released on a now very rare 7" on CAP records. This release from creole-speaking, French reggae band, Cap'tain Creole touches on Afro, rock, funk, reggae and the post disco/boogie sounds that were happening in France at the time.
    Mesmerizing arabesques & heart-breaking laments from Southern Albania.A thrilling introduction to Saze, one of Europe’s richest but mostoverlooked musics. Co-produced by Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake.R.E.M.) & recorded by Grammy winning engineer Jerry Boys (Buena VistaSocial Club).
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    Tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue condense their operations to DNGDNGDNG on these four immediate club tracks for On The Corner!
    A collection of frenetic 'funána' tracks from the 90s, composed and performed from artists dwelling on the Atlantic islands of Cabo Verde.
    Reissue of this killer funk/beat album, 'Jump Uptight' by Zorro Five - a South African band who won the “Best Beat Group” at the 1971 South African Recording Industry Award for this album. The single 'Reggae Shhh!' b/w 'Reggae Meadowlands' was an underground hit in the UK!
    Shiran breathes familiar but new life into Yemeni traditional songs in a stripped back and acoustic set with a backdrop of string, wind and percussion instruments like the oud, kawala and kanun. Where , previously, her music used various western pop tropes, her latest tows a much more modest line in respect of the original songs and compositions some...
    Ho Chi Minh City based band, Saigon Soul Revival has been bringing alternative pre 1975 music from Saigon back to the stage since 2016 with their live performances. Honouring the original composers, singers and the golden era from which this music (Nhạc Vàng) came, while applying new arrangements and interpretations of old Vietnamese songs with tight...
    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.
    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...
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    **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.
    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.
    Heavenly Sweetness continue their collaboration with Guadeloupean musician, Edmony Krater with the album 'An Ka Sonje', his first in 30 years.
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    An alternative guide to Argentine culture full of essays on activist art, marginalised movements and underground music, as well as unexpected stories about Borges, Argentine rock and Patagonia. Includes photo essays on Argentine carnival, street art and brutalist architecture, comic book strips revolving around the Buenos Aires music scene, and specially-commissioned...
    Peruvian psychedelic folk collective, Kanaku Y El Tigre surface on Strut with long player 'Quema Quema Quema'. 'Quema Quema Quema' (meaning ‘Burn Burn Burn’ in Spanish) is the product of two years honing the Kanaku sound at the band’s Lima studio HQ and the result is a record which is feverish in intensity and which screams...
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    Mastermind behind South Africa's Shangaan Electro, drops his album debut for Warp - expect some vivid, 180 bpm madness for your party! 
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    Absolutely stunning and ultra-rare Chilean psychedelia / folk from 1971!
    The brilliant Death Is Not The End label digs deep to pull out some raw Sufi-Flamenco recordings from 1962, by the late Aziz Balouch.
    This is the debut album from Conjunto Papa Upa, channeling influences from Suriname, Curacao, Cabo Verde, Portugal and Venezuela. This futuristic blend of sounds is reflective of Papa Upa itself, made up of musicians from Venezuela, Uruguay, Cuba and The Netherlands.
    EXCELLENT original roots Haitian voodoo drums + flute. Really good, authentic, Voodoo drums lP from 1979 - mint! MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE Original = USA LP Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- in shrink 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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    Swiss troupe, Amami, drop a wicked blend of dancehall and driving Afrobeat vibes - killer, party-starting release via Bongo Joe!
    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...