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Colomach
Collectors' Afro-rock from 1974, fusing traditional Sahel music with the style of raw, garage psych explored by the likes of Hedzoleh Soundz and Edzayawa. Limited 180g vinyl in rigid, paste-on sleeves.



Edzayawa Projection One
Moody, experimental, Ghanaian Afro-Rock — recorded by these teenagers in 1973 for EMI Nigeria, after a run at Fela's Shrine.



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Ghana Special Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds And Ghanaian Blues, 1968-81
Another triumphant release in the Ghana Soundz series, digging deeper than funk this time. The CDs are case-bound, 44 pages, the bollocks of a dog; the 180g-LP box has a few extras, the Mensah a full side long.


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Kiki Gyan 24 Hours In A Disco, 1978-82
Grooving Ghanaian boogie from the wizz keyboardist.


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Joni Haastrup Wake Up Your Mind
Ace, cosmic Afro-disco — his 1978 solo recording for Afrodesia. Gatefold vinyl from Hot Casa.


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Hedzoleh
Faisal Helwani's early-seventies project, mixing Ghanaian folklore and musical roots with jazz and rock. The debut of material re-vamped as the Masekela vehicle, Introducing Hedzoleh Sounds, with added trumpet.


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Remi Kabaka Black Goddess
The out, Afro-jazz soundtrack to Ola Balogun's 1979 film.



Kenya Special Selected African Recordings From The 1970s And 1980s
Kikuyu ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga with its rat-tat-tat beat and layered guitars, Swahili afrobeat, Congolese rumba, plus influences from SA and Zambia, disco and funk, coastal rhythms like chakacha. Mostly from 45s. ...




MonoMono Give The Beggar A Chance
Two reissues of rocking Nigerian Afro-funk, co-presented with Tim Love Lee's trojan Tummy Touch label. Yes, Tim!



MonoMono Dawn Of Awareness
Engaged and spiritual Yoruban blues-rock from Joni Haastrup’s band in 1974.



Nigeria Afrobeat Special The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria
Blistering Fela-inspired Afro-funk, as if in cahoots with the recent Now Again haymaker — Lagos micro to its cross-continental macro, a double whammy and a half. The vinyl set has no less than five exclusives.


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