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  • 1. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Kala Djula
  • 2. KonKoma – Me-Kyin-Kyin
  • 3. Ebo Taylor – Nga Nga
  • 4. Staff Benda Bilili – Osali Mabe
  • 5. Francis Bebey – The Coffee Cola Song
  • 6. William Onyeabor – Good Name
  • 7. Tinariwen – Matadjem Yinmixan
  • 8. Dur-Dur Band – Dooyo
  • 9. Rikki Ililonga – Lovely Woman
  • 10. WITCH – That's What I Want
  • 11. Jimmi, Lekbir & Fatma Anonuya – Makh-Makh (Why, Why?)
  • 12. Hailu Mergia – Hari Meru Meru
  • 13. Mdou Moctar – Tahoultine
  • 14. Owiny Sigoma Band – Norbat Okelo
  • 15. Janka Nabay – Eh Congo
  • 16. Tshetsha Boys ft. Themba Manganyi – Bafana Bafana
  • 17. Amanaz – History Of Man
  • 18. Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars – Mukuba Allstars
  • 19. Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri (with Ale & Khadim Mboup) – Casamance
  • 20. Bolia We Ndenge – Bosamba Ndeke
  • 21. Masanka Sankayi – Le Labourer
  • 22. Konono No1 – Paradiso
  • 23. Zinja Hlungwani – N'wagezani My Love

Rough Trade Shops' new compilation is a staff selection from some of the incredible records that have passed through their shop in recent years. Records released on labels such Crammed Discs, Honest Jons, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Now Again, World Circuit and Soundway, to name a few.

The compilation spans modern music from the region with diverse styles and artists including; Konono No1 with their breathtaking polyrhythmic music, William Onyeabor with his synth infused grooves, Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate with their tender, beautiful sounds plus cross-pollinated Western Dance and African music from the likes of Shackleton.

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