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Kokoroko
Kokoroko (heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: BWOOD 199. Rel: 08 Mar 19
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Adwa (5:56)
Ti-De (6:14)
Uman (5:13)
Abusey Junction (7:04)
 in stock $18.16
We Out Here
VARIOUS
We Out Here (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BWOOD 0175LP. Rel: 09 Feb 18
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Maisha - "Inside The Acorn" (5:51)
Ezra Collective - "Pure Shade" (6:31)
Moses Boyd - "The Balance" (5:33)
Theon Cross - "Brockley" (3:36)
Nubya Garcia - "Once" (5:25)
Shabaka Hutchings - "Black Skin, Black Masks" (6:59)
Triforce - "Walls" (5:07)
Joe Armon-Jones - "Go See" (7:38)
Kokoroko - "Abusey Junction" (7:03)
Review: We Out Here, Brownswood Recordings' latest compilation, was born out of a desire by label boss Gilles Peterson to capture the essence of London's contemporary jazz scene. To ensure a sense of there "here and now", Peterson invited some of the city's brightest young bands and musicians into the studio in August 2017, recording the results over three action-packed days. The resulting never-heard-before tracks are, for the most part, joyous and thrilling, and range from trad jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz to acoustic-electronic fusions and groovy, guitar-laden downtempo explorations. It feels like a glimpse of a scene on the rise, and we wouldn't be surprised if many of those involved become modern British jazz greats in the years to come.
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Tags: Afro Jazz | Jazz Funk
 in stock $16.35
Yegelle Tezeta
 in stock $9.08
Rejoice
Rejoice (180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: 405053 855749. Rel: 20 Mar 20
 
International
Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (4:36)
Agbada Bougou (5:23)
Coconut Jam (3:22)
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (3:49)
Slow Bones (5:48)
Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (5:36)
Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (4:39)
We've Landed (4:39)
Review: Two titans of African music come together for a collaboration that will sadly never be repeated after the passing of the late Hugh Masekela. Allen's instantly recognisable drumming and Masekela's iconic trumpet are a match made in heaven - after all their paths first crossed back in the 70s thanks to Fela Kuti's galvanizing energy. Forget the throwback stuff trying to capture the spirit of the originators, this IS the originators sounding cool and deadly in every way. Funk lovers, Afrobeat heads, curious ears and dancing souls take heed - this right here is an unmissable transmission from two grandmasters in their field.
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 in stock $15.05
Juan Pablo The Philosopher
Cat: ETJ 001LP. Rel: 11 May 18
 
Jazz
Intro (0:36)
Juan Pablo (5:00)
The Philosopher (5:10)
Dylan's Dilemma (1:07)
People In Trouble (5:48)
James Speaks To The Galaxy (0:27)
Space Is The Place (5:34)
 in stock $16.09
Inspiration Information
Cat: STRUT 043LP. Rel: 12 Mar 21
 
International
Against The Wall (4:39)
Sinuhe (6:13)
Selfish Gene (3:50)
Darker Side Of Night (6:57)
Got My Egusi (7:59)
Path To Wisdom (5:49)
Cella's Walk (5:18)
Mama England (5:06)
Three Continents (13:51)
 in stock $28.81
Goes To Africa With Love (reissue)
Cat: NA 5244LP. Rel: 12 Jun 23
 
Jazz
Samba Dee (16:12)
Ah Je Ge Da Ba (7:42)
Clean Air (5:12)
Music Came (10:41)
Nanigo (13:23)
Holdin' Meetin' (5:36)
Samba Dee (instrumental) (16:38)
Music Came (instrumental) (9:32)
 in stock $35.55
Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye
Cat: ATFA 006LP. Rel: 02 Jul 13
 
International
Shemonmuanaye
Sewnetuwa
Laloye
Wegene
Hari Meru Meru
Amrew Demkew
Anchin Alay Alegn
Ambasel
Hebo Lale
Belew Beduby
Shilela
 in stock $19.72
Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast
Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast (180 gram vinyl LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: OSTLP 012. Rel: 23 Jun 22
 
Jazz
Saagama (3:55)
Qwal (6:19)
Al Amal (6:40)
Jabana (6:27)
Wondeeb (5:56)
Daleb (7:40)
Review: In a stroke of ingenuity Noori found a neck of a guitar whilst rummaging through a Port Sudan scrapyard along the Red Sea Coast in the 90s. Using their welding talents they fixed it onto a traditional four stringed tambour, creating what may be the only tambo-guitar hybrid in the world. Beja Power! Is a love letter to the Beja culture, inherently political and almost erased by the former Sudanese leader. This historically rich niche of Afro-Jazz is both nostalgic and mystical. Elements of surf rock, electric blues and psychedelia can be heard in these instrumental tracks, a 6-track capsule of a powerful identity nearly lost to the sands of time. Noori & His Dorpa Band's style is authentic and evocative and is a joyful proclamation and demonstration of the magic that is Beja sound and aesthetic.
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Tags: African | Afro Jazz
 in stock $15.31
Indaba Is
VARIOUS
Indaba Is (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BWOOD 236LP. Rel: 19 Mar 21
 
International
Bokani Dyer - "Ke Nako" (6:49)
The Brother Moves On - "Umthandazo Wamagenge" (8:47)
Lwanda Gogwana - "All OK" (5:07)
The Wretched - "What Is History" (8:47)
Sibusile Xaba - "Umdali" (with Naftali, Fakazile Nkosi & Ashk) (5:58)
The Ancestors - "Prelude To Writing Together" (11:16)
Thandi Ntuli - "Dikeledi" (9:00)
Iphupho L'ka Biko - "Abaphezulu" (feat Siyabonga Mthembu & Kinsmen) (9:00)
Review: South African jazz-influenced sounds take the lead on this new companion from the tireless Brownswood label. The collection explores the linage of the sounds and communities who helped it evolve as is spread across the country meaning plenty of subtle synths are taken in. The eclecticism is what makes this so essential as the music ranges from the hugely spiritual (from The Brother Moves On) to more late night and inmate (tasks to a fine entry from Sibusile Xaba) via the neo-soul drenched styles of Thandi Ntuli's beautiful 'Dikeledi' which is a particular highlight.
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Tags: African | Afro Jazz
 in stock $11.41
Tezeta
Tezeta (LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: ATFA 041LP. Rel: 04 Jun 21
 
International
Tezeta (4:30)
Endegena (5:00)
Zengadyw Derekou (3:40)
Gumegum (4:26)
Nefas New Zemedie (3:34)
Atmetalegnem Woi (3:38)
Mestirawi Debdabe (4:35)
Ou-Ou-Ta (3:21)
Aya Belew Belew (4:22)
 in stock $19.21
Mam Yinne Wa
Cat: PH 33005. Rel: 07 Nov 19
 
International
Mam Yinne Wa (3:57)
Allema Timba (4:42)
Sandana Fom (4:36)
Zota Yinne (4:20)
Fom Se Mam (3:51)
Yu Ya Yumma (3:22)
Ma'algo (3:52)
La Ta'aba (4:45)
Sala An Songa (3:22)
Review: It's taken a while, but Philophon chief (and in-house producer) Max Weissenfeldt has finally managed to finish the album he started working on with Ghanaian Frafra-gospel singers Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy. It's a set that has been promised for the best part of five years, so it's fantastic to see it finally materialize. Musically, it explores similar sonic territory to Oho's previous singles on Philophon (all of which featured music from Weissenfeldt), effortlessly joining the dots between traditional Ghanaian styles, local interpretations of funk and soul, dub-wise reggae rhythms and occasional nods towards contemporary electronic beats. The results are superb, making this a must have for those who love a bit of West African musical positivity.
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 in stock $20.75
Lala Belu
Cat: ATFA 028LP. Rel: 09 Mar 18
 
International
Tizita (9:59)
Addis Nat (4:30)
Gum Gum (6:39)
Anchi Hoye Lene
Lala Belu
Yefikir Engurguro (0:40)
 in stock $17.13
Gedawo
Gedawo (7")
Cat: AFR 45011. Rel: 24 Feb 16
 
International
Ayalew Mesfin & Black Lion Band - "Gedawo" (4:04)
Feqadu Amde Mesquel - "Asmarina" (4:55)
 in stock $9.08
Rejoice (Special Edition)
Rejoice (Special Edition) (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + booklet with obi-strip)
Cat: 405053 8647921. Rel: 22 Oct 21
 
International
Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (4:36)
Agbada Bougou (5:22)
Coconut Jam (3:22)
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (3:47)
Slow Bones (5:48)
Jabulani (Rejoice Here Comes Tony) (5:32)
Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (4:35)
We've Landed (4:38)
Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (Cool Cats mix) (4:45)
Agbada Bougou (Cool Cats mix) (5:03)
Coconut Jam (Cool Cats mix) (3:16)
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (Cool Cats mix) (3:26)
Slow Bones (Cool Cats mix) (5:44)
Jabulani (Rejoice Here Comes Tony) (Cool Cats mix) (4:49)
Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (Cool Cats mix) (3:48)
We've Landed (Cool Cats mix) (4:38)
 in stock $18.67
Yen Ara
Yen Ara (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 155. Rel: 15 Jun 18
 
International
Poverty No Good (4:33)
Mumudey Mumudey (4:40)
Krumandey (3:36)
Aboa Kyirbin (5:08)
Yen Ara (3:08)
Mind Your Own Business (5:08)
Ankoma'm (5:20)
Abenkwan Puchaa (3:50)
Aba Yaa (5:12)
 in stock $16.09
Jazz Jazz Jazz
Jazz Jazz Jazz (LP + booklet)
Cat: HABIBI 0091. Rel: 08 Nov 18
 
Jazz
Seira Music (2:31)
Shaikan Music (3:51)
Saat Alfarah (4:46)
Farrah Galbi Aljadeed (5:01)
Kaif Halo (5:47)
Forssa Saeeda (6:55)
Nile Waves (3:57)
Azzah Music (3:49)
Bride Of Afrika (feat Osman Zeeto) (3:44)
Hilwa Ya Amoora (3:21)
Review: Habibi Funk co-founder Jannis Stuertz first came across "the Holy Grail of Sudanese funk", Saif Abu Bakr and The Scorpions "Jazz, Jazz, Jazz", while browsing eBay listings a few years back. His interest piqued, he took a trip to Sudan to track down the musicians who had made a ridiculously rare LP that was changing hands for thousands of pounds online. Some four years later, his wish to reissue the set has finally come through. It was originally recorded in Kuwait in 1980 and brilliantly joins the dots between American funk, soul and rhythm and blues, traditional Sudanese vocals and rhythmic arrangements, and even a dash of Congolese soukkous. It's the first full album Habibi Funk has reissued, and with good reason: it's near perfect from start to finish.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz | Arabic
 in stock $18.67
Teaspoon & The Waves (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 225. Rel: 05 Mar 21
 
Funk
Friday Night (8:33)
Wind & Fire (7:01)
Saturday Express (5:10)
Oh Yeh Soweto (4:10)
Got Me Tight (5:51)
Review: Many will know Teaspoon & The Waves' incredible 'Oh Yeh Soweto' - a brilliant Afro-disco riff on Lamont Dozier's 'Going Back To My Roots' that has appeared on countless compilations and re-edit releases over the years - but fewer have heard the rest of the tracks on the South African band's incredible 1977 debut album (in part because original copies are rather hard to find). To those people, we'll say this: check out this Mr Bongo reissue right now! Blending Afro-jazz with jazz-funk, soul, deep funk and disco, every single track is a winner, with highlights including the celebratory 'Friday Night', the dazzling, duelling solos and heavy percussion of 'Saturday Express' and the life-affirming brilliance of 'Got Me Tight'.
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 in stock $20.75
Echoes Of Africa
Cat: SE 801. Rel: 03 Feb 21
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
People All Around The World, Can Make It (5:00)
Hearing The Call (5:22)
Pull The Handbrake (3:42)
Ideas Can Make The World (3:32)
Breathe The Rhythm (3:56)
From Lagos To Addis Ababa (1:14)
West Island (3:49)
Journey To The East (5:17)
Mother Forgive Us (6:41)
Entoto (5:26)
Review: The Invisible Sessions new album Echoes of Africa is the first on the newly launched Space Echo label out of Italy and is richly rooted in black music. It's been 15 years since a breakout release put this group on the map and now trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Gianluca Petrella and poet, rapper and MC Martin Thomas Paavilainen (aka Benjamin "Bentality" Paavilainen) link once more to great effect as they use jazz as a vehicle to convey their messages of cultural synergy, unity and love. Afro-beat and Ethio-jazz, funk, psychedelia, and modal music all colour the most compelling grooves.
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 in stock $25.69
African Voodoo
Cat: SMV 06. Rel: 09 Feb 23
 
International
Groovy Flute (2:39)
Soul Saxes Meeting (3:00)
African Pop Session (2:52)
Walking To Waza (4:00)
Out Of Score (2:46)
Ba-kuba (3:55)
Zoom 2000 (4:04)
Aphrodite Shake (3:24)
Wilderness (3:07)
Jungle Riders (2:58)
Iron Wood (2:43)
Coconut (2:09)
Review: Manu Dibango's grooves will never dull with time. The Cameroonian sax man made some of the most infectious, feel-good funk to ever transmit from the African continent, and here's one of his heavy-hitting high-watermarks, reissued by Soul Makossa. African Voodoo originally came out in 1972, a year that saw nearly all Dibango's most revered jams cut loose on an unsuspecting public. These sessions were recorded in France with Yvan Julien on trumpet, Slim Pezin on guitar, Jacques Bolgnesi on trombone and Lucien Dobat on drums to name but a part of the line-up, but of course it's Dibango holding court on the vibes, marimba, sax and organ who brings the unmistakable magic to the music.
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 in stock $21.78
Aynotche Terabu
Aynotche Terabu (limited 7")
Cat: AFR 45015. Rel: 14 Jun 16
 
International
Mahmoud Ahmed - "Aynotche Terabu" (with Equators Band) (4:02)
Girma Beyene - "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" (2:24)
Review: The Afro 45's / Mr Bongo lineage has produced some of the hottest, most sizzling funk reissues from around the globe, and this tasty two-header from Mahmoud Ahmed - who has appeared heavily on Portland's monumental Mississippi label - and Girma Beyene, two greats of the African soul / funk heritage. Ahmed's "Aynotche Terabu" is backed by the Equators Band, and the man's voice rides like crispy waves over the dusty percussion and charging trumpets of the outfit; Beyene appears with a less moody but equally brilliant jazz-leaning piece named "Ene Negn Bay Manesh", bringing through the spirot of greats such as Mulatu and the rest of the African luminaries.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $9.08
This Is Bolga!
Cat: PH 45021. Rel: 16 May 19
 
International
This Is Bolga! (part 1) (3:35)
This Is Bolga! (part 2) (3:53)
Review: German-Ghanaian group the Polyversal Souls have previously collaborated with a number of bands and solo artists from West Africa, so this hook-up with Northern Ghanaian outfit the Bolga All Stars - a collective made up of leading local kologo and frafra-gospel singers and musicians - should not come as much of a surprise. Separated into two parts for the seven-inch release, the track blends the Polyversal Souls' lolloping, late '60s style Afro-funk grooves - complete with fuzzy, period style production - and sharp horn section with glistening guitars, snaking solos and fine vocals from the Bolga All Stars. It's one of the Polyversal Souls' finest releases yet, and that's saying something.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $10.13
Ashikibaya
Cat: OTCR 0703. Rel: 13 Dec 19
 
International
Ashikibaya (feat Tamar Collocutor) (2:40)
Mandira (feat Issa Matona) (4:41)
 in stock $8.30
African Spaces (remastered)
African Spaces (remastered) (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: MM 121. Rel: 27 Aug 21
 
International
Joy (4:29)
Standing Here Alone (4:08)
Savage Dance & African Spaces (9:02)
Mulberry Funk (2:24)
Minute Song (4:50)
Sugar Pie (2:46)
Makes Me Wonder Why (3:49)
Electric Chicken (3:35)
 in stock $24.90
Mogadishu's Finest: The Al Uruba Sessions
Mogadishu's Finest: The Al Uruba Sessions (gatefold 2xLP + poster + MP3 download code)
Cat: OSTLP 013. Rel: 15 Dec 22
 
Funk
Aaway Axdigii Aynu Isku Ogeyn? (Where Is Our Promise?) (feat Shukri Musse) (3:55)
War Wayneey (Great News) (feat Aweeys Qaamis & Siteey Qosol Wanaag) (6:21)
Umaayey Iyo Abo (Mother & Father) (feat Axmed Sharif Killer & Safiyo Axmed Mansuur) (6:05)
Deriskaagi Waa Kugu Jahowareeray (Your Neighbor Is Confused About You) (feat Axmed Sharif Killer & Siteey Qosol Wanaag) (5:21)
Hobolada Hooyibo (feat Dr Rafi) (4:35)
Xiriirkaagii Aan Kusoo Xarakeeyee (Let's Celebrate Our Relationship) (feat Siteey Qosol Wanaag & Aweeys Qaamis) (7:27)
Wiilkii Aan Ku Waashee (The Boy Who Drives Me Crazy) (feat Shukri Musse & Axmed Sharif Killer) (6:19)
Ruuney (Woman's Name) (feat Sahra Azura Xasan & Malow Aw Dinle) (5:17)
Haba Ley Habaaree (Let Me Be Cursed) (feat Maryan Naasir & Axmed Sharif Killer) (6:34)
Shaydan Buulow (Dancing Devil) (feat Siteey Qosol Wanaag & Aweeys Qaamis) (5:04)
Sig Sig Nima (Come Closer) (feat Luul Jeylaani & Cabdiraxman Fanaan) (4:52)
Iisoo Buub (Give It To Me) (feat Maryan Naasir & Axmed Sharif Killer) (7:23)
Kurbo Jaceyl (Love & Pain) (feat Cabdirahman Fanaan) (7:33)
Imtaxaanka Dunida (The Test Of Life) (feat Mahmud Abdalla "Jerry" Hussein) (4:48)
Review: Iftin is a band from Somalia that has a cult status amongst those who know. This is the first-ever retrospective of their music and it has taken seven years to get together. The music is taken from cassettes recorded between 1982 and 1987 at Al-Uruba hotel's secret studio. They were often performed for crowds in the basement of Somalia's national theatre and mix up Banaadiri rhythms from the south of Somalia, vocalists from Mogadishu and reggae-styled guitar riffs from Dhaanto all powered by brass that bends the traditions of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Truly world music.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $20.75
66-76
66-76 (7xLP box + booklet)
Cat: WRASS 354V. Rel: 15 Jun 18
 
Jazz
Felicade (10:17)
Why Are You Blowing My Mind? (2:40)
She Dosn't Write (3:41)
Child Of The Earth (4:42)
What Is Wrong With Groovin? (2:59)
Ha Lese Le Di Khanna (6:49)
Do Me So La So So (2:31)
Grazing The Grass (2:38)
Coincidence (3:40)
Bajabula Bonke (6:33)
Vuca (3:37)
Mace & Grenades (3:56)
Boermusiek (1:59)
Gold (4:05)
Blues For Huey (2:06)
Gafsa (2:44)
It There's Anybody Out There (3:48)
You Keep Me Hangin' On (3:24)
Woza (2:21)
Salele Mane (5:07)
Son Of Ice Bag (2:38)
Mamani (5:26)
Caution! (5:43)
Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name) (3:35)
Rekpete (3:48)
Languta (4:52)
Kaa Ye Oya (4:38)
Adade (4:12)
Patience (3:51)
When (7:32)
Nye Tamo Ame (5:22)
Stimela (6:27)
In The Market Place (5:13)
A Song For Brazil (4:10)
African Secret Society (5:44)
Night In Tunisa (7:29)
Jungle Jim (4:23)
Been Such A Long Time Gone (3:55)
Colonial Man (5:04)
Yei Baa Gbe Wolo (5:38)
Ashiko (9:39)
Nina (5:39)
The Boy's Doin' It (4:05)
Mama (5:11)
There Are Seeds To Sow (2:32)
Whitch Doctor (7:30)
Minawa (9:36)
 in stock $60.72
Doose Mam
Cat: PH 45028. Rel: 13 Jan 22
 
International
Doose Mam (4:39)
Gure Yose Me (4:12)
Review: Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy's debut album Mam Yinne Wa was a real triumph. A sensuous fusion of international rhythms, gospel vocals and jubilant vibes that was an instant hit with lovers of world music. His new single is said to be a teaser for a seance upcoming album and is another masterpiece from Frafra Gospe, a legend of this genre. First up is 'Doose Mam,' a repetitive rhythm that goes right for the hips. The big horns bring the character and sensuous vocals are the icing on the cake. On the flip is 'Gure Yose Me,' a tune rooted in reggae rhythms thanks to the work of Josie Coppola, Europe's No.1 reggae drummer.
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 in stock $11.16
When The Dust Settles
When The Dust Settles (gatefold LP)
Cat: NS 0042LP. Rel: 20 Jul 23
 
International
For Aziz (feat Astronaut Zu) (4:43)
Anka Tulon (4:07)
A Prayer For Our Parents (6:26)
Be Mankan (3:31)
Red Oil/Beyond Kingdom Come (feat Obongjayar) (4:00)
When The Dust Settles (3:36)
There's Nothing Left For Us Here (feat Fassara Sacko) (6:29)
Suley's Ablution (6:45)
Golo Kan (4:37)
Seasons Of Baraka (2:01)
Review: Mande jazz ensemble Balimaya Project return with much anticipated second album When The Dust Settles on New Soil in partnership with Jazz re:freshed. The group has a magical big band sound that is expanded on here with plenty of personal expression running the emotional gamut from rage to love, grief to joy. Once again they combine the African rhythms of their roots with contemporary London jazz energy as they celebrate Black power and community togetherness. Composer, arranger and Djembe player Yahael Camara Onono leads the group with Afronaut Zu, Obongjayar and Fassara Sacko adding vocals over the advantageous folkloric rhythms.
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Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $23.35
Afrobeat Experience Vol 1
VARIOUS
Cat: 342110 6. Rel: 09 Feb 23
 
Funk
Manu Dibango - "The Panther" (2:27)
Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - "Love & Death" (8:18)
Mulatu Astake - "Yegelle Tezeta" (3:14)
Super Elcados - "Get Up & Do It Good" (4:04)
Teaspoon & The Waves - "Oh Yeh Soweto" (4:09)
Pat Thomas - "Awurade Mpaebo" (3:23)
Wallias Band - "Muziqawi Silt" (instrumental) (3:45)
Marumo - "Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?" (3:42)
Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du Benin - "Wait For Me" (3:14)
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - "Agboju Logun" (Mr Bongo 7" edit) (4:02)
Girma Beyene - "Enken Yelelebesh" (3:21)
Tee Mac & Majorie Barnes - "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" (5:40)
Yta Jourias - "Adore Nyueto" (5:27)
Peter King - "African Dialects" (4:54)
Alemayehu Eshete - "Tchero Adari Nègn" (4:26)
Tesfa-maryam Kidane - "Heywete" (5:14)
Amadou Balake - "Super Bar Konon Mouso" (5:24)
Kelekye Band - "Jungle Music" (5:40)
Orlando Julius & Ashiko - "Get The Funk" (5:28)
Review: A new week means yet another new compilation from Wagram. The French label has become expert at myriad different genres from staples like house and techno to more esoteric world genre niches. This time out they launch a new series that looks into the rich sounds of Afrobeat, first pioneered by the likes of Fela Kuti and his drummer Tony Allen. Neither of them feature here but the four sides of tunes we do get all make for a deep dive into this compelling rhythmical music.
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Intérprete: Afro Beat Foundation
 in stock $24.39
Tribute To Obabi (Ogun)
Tribute To Obabi (Ogun) (hand-numbered red marbled vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies)
Cat: DYNAM 7114RM. Rel: 06 Jan 23
 
Jazz
Tribute To Obabi (Ogun) (3:55)
E Pluribus Unum (4:43)
Intérprete: Dynamite Cuts
Tags: African | Afro Jazz
 in stock $19.21
Sounds Of Africa
Cat: 8282. Rel: 07 Apr 14
 
International
Wakida Hena
African Bossa Nova
Nadusilma
Out Of Nowhere
Communication
Suffering
 in stock $19.21
Face To Face
Face To Face (LP + insert)
Cat: STRUT 211LP. Rel: 26 Jan 23
 
Jazz
Prodigal Son (5:37)
Umzala (4:02)
Faceless People (4:59)
Inkomo (4:03)
Face To Face (4:14)
Intombi Ye Mbali (4:59)
Push (4:50)
Thululalele (5:08)
Review: Acclaimed South African folk singer Vusi Mahlasela joined forces with singer songwriter Norman Zulu as well as the superb Swedish jazz and soul collective Jive Connection for this album back in 2002. It was thought to be a lost recording until it recently showed up and now gets fully revived by Strut. There are strong political links between these countries which no doubt adds weight to this musical link up. It is a great exchange of cultures from parables to laments on child abuse to tunes that fuse reggae, jazz and post-punk with township styles.
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Tags: Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $18.42
Beauties (remastered)
Beauties (remastered) (LP + insert)
Cat: MLP 202. Rel: 15 Jun 23
 
International
Ene Yalant Feker (3:10)
Meche Neow (3:33)
Kenawtte (2:53)
Amlak Abet Abet (4:45)
Amerewal Shegennu (3:32)
Lametew (3:38)
Wegenne (6:05)
Tenafakiwou Tersseh (3:48)
Ayinouma (4:51)
Jegenaw Belaye (6:00)
Review: Mississippi have unearthed a lost classic from what is widely considered Ethiopia's 'golden age' of music before an authoritarian crackdown on arts and culture in the 70s. Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret perform a captivating duet over the distinctive sound of Ethic jazz - fans of Mulatu Astatke will instantly find themselves on familiar ground here, but it's the singers' voices which truly shine. While Beauties was a hit upon release, it was soon quashed by the Derg regime, and has since been out of print. It's been carefully remastered and presented with its stunning artwork intact - a true gem for anyone enthralled with the unique sound incubated in Ethiopia in the mid-20th Century.
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Tags: African | Afro Jazz
 in stock $20.75
Karma (remastered)
Karma (remastered) (limited LP)
Cat: ON 02LP. Rel: 20 Aug 21
 
International
Eti Yo (2:28)
Fin Di Monde (3:48)
La Haut Dan Montane La (3:04)
Can'naval Nou (4:33)
Racine (2:18)
Karma (5:35)
An Ti Fi (3:12)
Pa Civilize Moin (2:44)
Man Pale Mayie (2:49)
Review: Musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon was known affectionately as the grandfather of modern music from the French Antilles. His standout album angst more than a dozen was 1975's Karma. An OG copy is hard to find and pricey when you do, so thankfully Outre National Records have secured the rights to this limited edition and remastered reissue. It is an impossibly lively fusion of soul, funk and world, jazz-rock and reggae, Afro-Cuban rhythms and indigenous African sounds like beguine and gwo ka. Guedon's vocals ride over all the many bristling drum and instrumental tracks to make for a real carnival sound.
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 in stock $26.47
Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4
Cat: HS 097VL. Rel: 17 Aug 21
 
International
Alegntaye (4:38)
Kulun Mankwalesh (70) (2:58)
Aykedashem Lebe (4:58)
Beyet New Mengedu (4:01)
Ene Negn Wey Antchi (4:31)
Yene Felagote (4:08)
Tezalegn Yetentu (3:41)
Tchuheten Betsemu (3:31)
Lantchi Biye (3:07)
Kulun Mankwalesh (73) (4:43)
 in stock $19.72
Malompo Jazz (reissue)
Cat: STRUT 314. Rel: 25 May 23
 
Jazz
Abbey's Mood (3:37)
Lullaby For Angels (3:42)
Grab This For Me (1:56)
Emakhaya (2:31)
Blues After Lunch (2:40)
Bababelo (3:17)
Intandane (2:14)
A Tribute To Birds (3:03)
Root Of Africa (3:11)
Vuma Mbari (4:22)
Lousy Fever (2:56)
Jikeleza (2:13)
Review: This is the cult classic and historically important debut album from Malombo Jazz Makers, a group that was formed in Mamelodi township near Pretoria. It came in 1966 after they had become a well known and loved band who toured across Africa with the second iteration of their line up. It featured Mamelodi-based guitarist Lucas "Lucky" Ranku who was brought in to replace the troubled and erratic genius that was Philip Tabane who had become chaotic on tour. With that lineup change came a change of name from their first years as Malombo Jazz Men. The album fused South African tradition with new jazz thinking and for that reason remains classic.
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Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $25.69
Movement In The City (reissue)
Cat: SF 011. Rel: 08 Dec 22
 
Funk
Mister Lucky (8:54)
Movement In The City (7:09)
Country Movement (5:45)
Jackie (7:18)
Blue Sunday (4:55)
Tags: African | Afro Jazz | Jazz Funk
 in stock $25.69
Black Beauty (remastered)
Black Beauty (remastered) (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: MM 126. Rel: 22 Sep 23
 
Jazz
Black Beauty (7:06)
Mild Storm (8:15)
Quaphela (6:47)
Willow Vale (10:36)
Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $30.09
Anthony Reebop Kwaku Bah
Cat: JETRECORDS 004. Rel: 23 Sep 20
 
International
Kwaku's Thing (6:48)
Funkum (5:57)
Iponohinime (7:10)
Africa (5:30)
Lovin' You Baby (5:17)
200 To 500 Years Ago (9:06)
 in stock $22.06
The Berlin Session
The Berlin Session (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: OH 036LP. Rel: 02 Mar 23
 
Funk
Wan Ka Helaa (3:53)
Riyo (4:11)
Hasha Geel (6:01)
Heeyaa (4:00)
Duurka (4:51)
Love My Love (5:05)
Sallal (4:25)
Jija Love (4:48)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $21.78
The Confluence
Cat: WAHCD 041. Rel: 21 Apr 23
 
Jazz
E Si M'edo (feat Lizzy Dosunmu)
Mo Se B'ola Tan (feat Get Cape Wear Cape Fly)
Ride Out The Storm
Open Up (feat Sam Eagle & Snowboy)
Otito Ti Jade
Ori Mi
Intérprete: DJ Kobayashi
 in stock $10.13
Radio Sechaba
Radio Sechaba (limited LP)
Cat: BWOOD 304LP. Rel: 13 Jul 23
 
International
Be Where You Are (1:50)
Mogaetsho (4:55)
You Are Home (5:27)
Move On (3:49)
Medu (feat Sthembiso Bhengu) (5:41)
Spirit People (feat Amaeshi Ikechi) (1:47)
Victims Of Circumstance (4:13)
Tiya Mowa (4:12)
Picturesque (5:18)
Resonance Of Truth (4:28)
Amogelang (1:24)
Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $23.35
Afro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 2
Afro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 2 (gatefold 2xLP in embossed sleeve)
Cat: DRCDS 003004. Rel: 03 Nov 23
 
International
Nantan (1:34)
Bouguel (8:00)
A Tou N Diaye (4:58)
Farafina (5:24)
Ladilikan (5:27)
Diarabi Muso (5:03)
Djiri Maridie (6:49)
Kibaru 75 (9:33)
Mariana (7:06)
Moriba (5:45)
Waraba Tchatcho (6:03)
Review: Introducing the second volume of Super Biton De Segou's Afro.Jazz.Folk collection, led by Malian conductor Amadou Bah, also known as 'The Armstrong Malian'. Mieruba is thrilled to present this collaboration with Deviation Records, showcasing the diverse musical roots of 1970s Mali; combining Afro-Latin percussion, Mandingo songs, jazzy brass, and funky guitar. Segou is a crossroads between the Bambara, Peul, Mandingo and Somono cultures, and Super Biton has drawn on all these traditions to create yet another rich repertoire of rhythma-lyrical wonderment.
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Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $25.17
The Confluence
The Confluence (LP + booklet)
Cat: WAHLP 025. Rel: 04 Apr 24
 
International
Ride Out The Storm (feat Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) (2:50)
Mo Se B'ola Tan (feat Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) (3:30)
For The Love Of It (4:49)
Ori Mi (3:38)
You Don't Have To (4:16)
E Si M'edo (feat Lizzy Dosunmu) (3:02)
Open Up (feat Snowboy & Sam Eagle) (4:03)
Otito Ti Jade (3:35)
The Rumblings (3:35)
Alagbara Ma Me Ro (feat Lizzy Dosunmu) (3:51)
Stories (feat Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) (3:39)
Review: Dele Sosimi, UK Afrobeat maestro and former member of Fela Kuti's band Egypt 80, keeps the stylistic flame well alive with his new LP, The Confluence, made in collaboration with The Estuary 21 aka. Sam Duckworth. Sosimi is usually heard focusing on the more eventidal moods of Afrobeat, asking the listener to imagine the genre in a more serene state of flow, in contrast to Kuti's original hip-swaying histrionics; his hedonic rancour. Following 2023's 'The Confluence' EP, the eponymous LP follows and hears the Hackney-born hero and the prolific pop producer team up for a multi-alias exploration, with Duckworth donning his alternate Get Cape Wear Cape Fly moniker many times throughout and flaunting the absolute best of his production chops.
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 in stock $24.39
Malombo Jazz Vol 2 (reussie)
Cat: STRUT 315. Rel: 25 May 23
 
Jazz
Ngivulele (3:10)
Udondolo (3:18)
Soul Of Africa (3:16)
Jolly Journey (2:32)
Umkhosi (3:04)
Majazana (2:53)
Abbey's Body (3:20)
Vukani (2:16)
Hleziphi (4:20)
Sibathathu (2:38)
Malombi Walk (3:43)
Emoubane (2:14)
Review: Malombo Jazz Makers was first formed in Mamelodi township near Pretoria. They used the name Malombo Jazz Men and included Julian Bahula on malombo drums, Abbey Cindi on flute and Philip Tabane on guitar. They were known as one of the first outfits to fuse South African musical heritage with jazz and set out on tour, but soon found their creative differences so the lineup changed with Tabanbe out and Mamelodi-based guitarist Lucas "Lucky" Ranku brought in under the new name. Their debut album came in 1966 and the follow-up, Malombo Jazz Makers Vol. 2, came a year later. It is full of earthy flow and is a landmark of South African jazz.
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Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $24.39
Small Small
Small Small (LP + insert)
Cat: WAHLP 023. Rel: 27 Oct 22
 
International
Dondomo (4:07)
Senye (feat Wiyaala) (3:37)
Ta Soo Maa Yele (4:00)
Told You So (5:49)
Dooye (2:41)
Fun Tony (feat Dele Sosimi) (4:35)
Doniyan (feat Queen Ayesha) (4:29)
Bawa (3:32)
Sivukile (feat Nosihe) (3:12)
Kontomo (4:07)
 in stock $23.61
Big Words
Big Words (limited hand-numbered 180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: CATO 02LP. Rel: 29 Nov 23
 
Funk
Gunkali (5:15)
Boyoma (4:50)
Big Words (9:58)
Movefeze (4:03)
Bhimpalasi (9:09)
Surrounded (3:41)
What Could I Do (5:08)
 in stock $28.01
J'ai Traverse La Mer
Cat: HS 206VL. Rel: 05 Sep 20
 
International
Metew Byen (4:00)
Arawak Y Karayb (4:38)
Natibel (4:16)
Kontak (5:18)
Dlo Pou Viv (3:29)
Yo Vini Pou Danse (4:20)
Se Tan Nou (4:51)
J'ai Traverse La Mer (4:33)
Fo Kontinye Goume (2:22)
Review: Avant-garde percussionist, singer, self-taught trumpet player, composer and author. Edmony Krater, since the late 1970s has been a go to reference for French Caribbean music and all things Gwakasonne. This Guadelopean great had been somewhat quiet since the mid 80s, however in 2019, after the recording of a live show for Cult Berlin club night, African Acid Is The Future that received a release via The Vinyl Factory, his light was relit.
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 in stock $7.60
The Lone Pilgrim
The Lone Pilgrim (limited 12")
Cat: JAMWAXMAXI 31. Rel: 12 Jun 23
 
Jazz
The Lone Pilgrim (5:33)
Uhuru (4:30)
Stickman (4:02)
Tags: Afro Jazz | Caribbean
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 in stock $17.71
When The Dust Settles
Cat: NS 0042CD. Rel: 20 Jul 23
 
International
For Aziz (feat Astronaut Zu)
Anka Tulon
A Prayer For Our Parents
Be Mankan
Red Oil/Beyond Kingdom Come (feat Obongjayar)
When The Dust Settles
There's Nothing Left For Us Here (feat Fassara Sacko)
Suley's Ablution
Golo Kan
Seasons Of Baraka
Review: Two years on from the release of their fantastic debut album, Wolo So, Balimaya Project returns with more inspired fusions of polyrhythms, percussion, heady horns, "virtuosic kora styles", contemporary jazz and traditional Mande music. It's a uniquely sweet, deep and gently sun-soaked sound - all emotive vocals, tapped out tribal rhythms, frazzled solos, dreamy acoustic guitars, glistening highlife-influenced electric guitars and sultry, soulful intent. The London-based collective has long been hard-to-pigeonhole, and it's this impeccably realised but sonically adventurous approach - along with the quality of their musicianship - that's been the key to their success. When The Dust Settles will only enhance their rising reputation - it really is that good!
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Tags: Afro Jazz
 in stock $10.90
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