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Ethiopiques 8 Swinging Addis, 1969-1974
Soul, rhythm and blues, even the Twist re-articulated in Addis Ababa.



Ethiopiques 9 Alemayehu Eshete, 1969-1974
Frantic rock and heartrending ballads from this showman with the Little Richard pompadour.





Romica Chansons Tziganes
The spell-binding Romanian gypsy singer, kicking off a mouth-watering, bargain new series Musical Treasures Of Eastern Europe.



Zanzibara 4: Bi Kidude
'Little Thing' began her singing career in the 1920s. This spans the last twenty years, with illustrious ensembles like the Culture Music Club and the Zanzibar Taarab All Stars.



Zanzibara 1: Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club
Swahili music from the eastern coast of Africa Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the Comoros. Archival in amongst contemporary recordings.



Zanzibara 2: 1965-1975, The Golden Years Of Mombasa Taarab
Spicy, deep, sensual Arab, Black and Asian styles, lipsmackingly mixed together in classic Taarab when electric guitars, bass guitars, organs and kit drums kicked orchestral instruments out of bed.




Zanzibara 5: Hot In Dar, Tanzania, 1978-83
Cream-of-the-crop, fabulous, firing dance music from Dar es-Salaam, rocking between shimmering, swinging guitars and delirious, riffing horns. Check the rest of the series, especially Volume 2.



Zanzibara 6: Mtendeni Maulid Ensemble
A form of Sufi music with its roots in the ancient Arab world, surviving only in Zanzibar: slowly building in intensity, with songs and poetry, and passages for dancing, featuring a wide range of percussion.



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