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BOLA (GHANA) - VOLUME 7

BOLA (GHANA) - VOLUME 7

Bola's bold fury stems from the kologo (a two-stringed lute with a calabash gourd resonator) and Frafra language vocals, emitted in raspy bursts. Although he employs a traditional instrument and the age-old mode of griot story-telling, Bola embraces elements of ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

BOLA (GHANA) - VOLUME 7 (2LP)

BOLA (GHANA) - VOLUME 7 (2LP)

Vinyl issue. Bola's bold fury stems from the kologo (a two-stringed lute with a calabash gourd resonator) and Frafra language vocals, emitted in raspy bursts. Although he employs a traditional instrument and the age-old mode of griot story-telling, Bola embraces elements of ... read more »

€ 25.95

 

DIOP, ABY NGANA - LIITAL

DIOP, ABY NGANA - LIITAL

Repress of Aby Ngana Diop's only album 'Liital'! Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum patterns, with an aggressive verbal flow ... read more »

€ 23.95

 

DIOP, ABY NGANA - LIITAL

DIOP, ABY NGANA - LIITAL

Reissue on CD of Aby Ngana Diop's only album 'Liital'! Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum patterns, with an aggressive verbal flow ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

DJ KATAPILA - AROO

DJ KATAPILA - AROO

DJ Katapila's 'Aroo' EP is the 2018 addition to the iconoclastic producer's catalog of fast-paced, pan-West African-influenced dance music.

€ 15.95

 

DJ KATAPILA - TROTRO

DJ KATAPILA - TROTRO

DJ Katapila creates traditional Ga music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion, resulting in his own kind of house music. In the context of Ghana's pop music landscape, Katapila's music is singular. The uptempo, bass-heavy, Roland 808-rooted sounds echo early ... read more »

€ 26.95

 

DJ KATAPILA - TROTRO

DJ KATAPILA - TROTRO

DJ Katapila creates traditional Ga music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion, resulting in his own kind of house music. In the context of Ghana's pop music landscape, Katapila's music is singular. The uptempo, bass-heavy, Roland 808-rooted sounds echo early ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

DJ KATAPILA - TROTRO (+ BONUS TRACKS)

Two of the tracks collected here, never before on wax, demonstrate a wild combination of breakneck rhythms steeped in his native Ga traditional dances.

€ 11.95

 

DOUMBIA, NAHAWA - LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE, VOL. 3

DOUMBIA, NAHAWA - LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE, VOL. 3

This early recording -made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982- captures the dualities inherent in Doumbia's music from early on: a stripped down, raw backdrop supported by warm sonics; feminist expressions of social issues imparted through stark refrains.

€ 18.95

 

DOUMBIA, NAHAWA - LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE, VOL. 3

DOUMBIA, NAHAWA - LA GRANDE CANTATRICE MALIENNE, VOL. 3

This early recording -made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982- captures the dualities inherent in Doumbia's music from early on: a stripped down, raw backdrop supported by warm sonics; feminist expressions of social issues imparted through stark refrains.

€ 20.95

 

DUR-DUR BAND - VOLUME 5

DUR-DUR BAND - VOLUME 5

Reissue of the 1987 cassette release from Mogadishu's Dur-Dur Band. Dur-Dur Band were one of the leaders of Mogadishu's musical community, fusing elements of traditional Somali music with Western jazz and pop vibes and adding in a dash of Middle "Eastern flava".

€ 26.95

 

DUR-DUR BAND - VOLUME 5

DUR-DUR BAND - VOLUME 5

Reissues of the 1987 cassette release from Mogadishu's Dur-Dur Band. Dur-Dur Band were one of the leaders of Mogadishu's musical community, fusing elements of traditional Somali music with Western jazz and pop vibes and adding in a dash of Middle "Eastern flava".

€ 18.95

 

GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM - DESDES

GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM - DESDES

Awalom completed 'Desdes' in 2007, not long before he departed Eritrea. Because Awalom left after the recording, he never received any money for cassette and CD sales. But he also didn't get to find out how much of an impact the songs have had locally. His songs appear to ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM - DESDES (2LP)

GEBREMARIAM, AWALOM - DESDES (2LP)

Awalom completed 'Desdes' in 2007, not long before he departed Eritrea. Because Awalom left after the recording, he never received any money for cassette and CD sales. But he also didn't get to find out how much of an impact the songs have had locally. His songs appear to ... read more »

€ 28.95

 

KAK, ATA - DAA NYINAA/BOME NNWOM

One of the greatest left-field dance floor jammers of all time, now available on 12-inch single for the first time. A joyously idiosyncratic balancing act of highlife, R&B, rap and house music, quietly released in 1994. The B-side features a minimalist electronic ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

KAK, ATA - OBAA SIMA

Reissue of a 1994 album. The music is a noteworthy amalgam of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk, hip-hop and electronica, presented with the passion of a Prince record and the DIY-bedroom-recording lo-fi charm of early Chicago house music. Vinyl version.

€ 26.95

 

KAK, ATA - OBAA SIMA/ADAGYA

Single #2 from now-legendary 1993 solo cassette. These two Ghana-by-way-of-Toronto dance tracks whip themselves into an unabashed frenzy, and sound like nothing else.

€ 17.95

 

KAKRABA, SK - SONGS OF PAAPIEYE

SK Kakraba is a master of the gyil, a Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The buzzy rattle emitted with each note comes from the silk walls of spiders' egg sacs stretched across holes in the gourds..

€ 18.95

 

KAKRABA, SK - SONGS OF PAAPIEYE

SK Kakraba is a master of the gyil, a Ghanaian xylophone made of 14 wooden slats strung across calabash gourd resonators. The buzzy rattle emitted with each note comes from the silk walls of spiders' egg sacs stretched across holes in the gourds..

€ 25.95

 

KHAOLI, OM ALEC - SAY YOU LOVE ME

KHAOLI, OM ALEC - SAY YOU LOVE ME

A reissue of 'Say You Love Me', the first solo-release by South Africa's Om Alec Khaoli, originally from 1985. Due to his days with groundbreaking bands such as the Beaters, Harari and Umoja, Khaoli became a respected rock, pop and soul musician in his native country. This ... read more »

€ 17.95

 

KHAOLI, OM ALEC - SAY YOU LOVE ME

KHAOLI, OM ALEC - SAY YOU LOVE ME

A reissue of 'Say You Love Me', the first solo-release by South Africa's Om Alec Khaoli, originally from 1985. Due to his days with groundbreaking bands such as the Beaters, Harari and Umoja, Khaoli became a respected rock, pop and soul musician in his native country. This ... read more »

€ 12.95

 

KOITE, SOURAKATA - EN HOLLANDE

KOITE, SOURAKATA - EN HOLLANDE

Senegalese kora master Sourakata Koite began music from pretty much day one. "All the Koite are musicians!," he says. Indeed he is a member of a family of djeli (or griot in French), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians in West Africa. After ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

KOITE, SOURAKATA - EN HOLLANDE

KOITE, SOURAKATA - EN HOLLANDE

Senegalese kora master Sourakata Koite began music from pretty much day one. "All the Koite are musicians!," he says. Indeed he is a member of a family of djeli (or griot in French), the hereditary caste of musician-storyteller-historians in West Africa. After ... read more »

€ 23.95

 

MERGIA, HAILU - HAILU MERGIA & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT

MERGIA, HAILU - HAILU MERGIA & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT

'SHEMONMUANAYE'. Adding a Moog synthesizer, Rhodes electric piano and a rhythm machine to the harmonic layering of his accordion, he creates hauntingly psychedelic instrumentals. These songs draw from various traditional and modern Ethiopian songs, as Hailu matches Amhara, ... read more »

€ 18.95

 

MERGIA, HAILU - HAILU MERGIA & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (2LP)

MERGIA, HAILU - HAILU MERGIA & HIS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT (2LP)

'SHEMONMUANAYE'. - Adding a Moog synthesizer, Rhodes electric piano and a rhythm machine to the harmonic layering of his accordion, he creates hauntingly psychedelic instrumentals. These songs draw from various traditional and modern Ethiopian songs, as Hailu matches ... read more »

€ 28.95

 

 


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