Vinyl / Analog Africa: African Scream Contest Vol​.​2 – Benin 1963​-​1980

The first volume of African Scream Contest (released 10 years ago to the day of this one) was one of Analog Africa’s most successful releases, having been repressed 20 times!

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On Wax / The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso from Mr Bongo Records

17 November sees a new compilation drop on Mr Bongo, The Original Sound of Burkina Faso. It follows the very well received The Original Sound of Mali compilation released back

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On Wax / Msafiri Zawose: Uhamiaji – Tanzanian gogo on Soundway Records

ORDER LINKS Release: 1 September 2017 Msafiri Zawose hails from the Wagogo people, a nomadic tribe famed for their musicality from the centre of Tanzania. They were made famous by Msafiri’s

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Groovement Interview / AGBEKO: Manc Afro psych-funk

AGBEKO’s manic, 11-person live shows are fuelled by seventies African jazz and funk. Since forming in 2015, they’ve blown up stages at Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Tramlines

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Oumou Sangaré / Yere Faga ft. Tony Allen + remixes from Flako and more

Oumou Sangaré is dropping her first new album in 8 years on 19 May, and has shared the video above for new single Yere Faga. It’s accompanied by remixes from

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Premiere + On Wax // Ostinato Records Presents: Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz , & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981

  Os·ti·na·to A continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. The most distinctive – and hypnotic – feature of African and Afro-based rhythms across the world. Aprè dans, tanbou toujou lou

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