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Franco Et Le Tout-Puissant OK Jazz Francophonic
The first volume of a long-awaited retrospective spanning 1953 to 1980 of the Congolese colossus.



Ry-Co Jazz Bon Voyage!!
'Rhythme Congolais From Africa To The Antilles, 1963-77.'



Victor Deme Victor Deme
Beatiful, lyrical and direct 'the classic sound of good-time West Africa', for Mojo.



Aly Keita Akwaba Inisene
The exceptionally soulful balaphonist in amongst a guitar band and rocking brass.



El Hadj N'Diaye Geej
Scintillating Senegalese finger-picking.



Wendo Kolosoy On the Rumba River
A kind of retrospective of the old-school Congolese rumbero, in his eighties now, combined with performances from a recent film portrait.




Living Is Hard West African Music In Britain, 1927-1929
'So it is that Honest Jon's has (again) unearthed an episode of black music history in Britain: these are tough cuts in no way easy listening, but absolutely essential' (**** The Observer).




Balla Et Ses Balladins The Syliphone Years
Thrilling vintage Guinean dance rarities, imperiously meshing local traditions with jazz and Cuban music.








Refugee All Stars Living Like A Refugee
Thrown together in a Guinean camp now touring the world this band of refugees tries to make sense of terrible ordeals with a get-up stand-up mixture of reggae and West African roots. Watch out for the film too.