Omar Souleyman - Haflat Gharbia - The Western Concerts (2011)

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Omar Souleyman - Haflat Gharbia - The Western Concerts (2011)

Omar Souleyman - Haflat Gharbia - The Western Concerts (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & Artwork | 00:58:26 | 354 MB
Folk, World, & Country | Label: Sublime Frequencies

Heyyy!!! Back in 2009 Syrian superstar Omar Souleyman embarked on his first proper tours of UK, Europe and the US. Since then the Omar Souleyman Band have also performed their unique brand of Kurdish Dabke Techno as far afield as Australia. This CD documents the very best of those shows, including nine live recordings made on three continents, all edited and assembled by Sublime Frequencies associate Mark Gergis.

Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things (2008)

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Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things (2008)

Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Many Things (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) | 00:53:09 | 396 MB
Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Tôt Ou Tard

It’s no surprise that Seun Kuti’s debut album takes a page from Fela Kuti, seeing that Seun is Fela’s son, and that Egypt 80 was also Fela’s last band. While those facts may raise objections of coattail riding, there’s very little to criticize here, as the second Egypt 80’s ferocious groove kicks in on “Many Things,” the album’s lead-off track.

VA - Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2011)

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VA - Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2011)

VA - Bambara mystic soul : the raw sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & front cover, Digital Booklet| 1:19:56 | 437 MB
Afro-funk, Afro-latin | Label: Analog Africa

For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel, a harsh and arid strip that straddles the southern Sahara, stretching from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Formerly known as Haute Volta, Burkina Faso's sound was organized and nurtured during the country's time as part of a vast patchwork making up French colonial West Africa.

Lost Bayou Ramblers - Kalenda (2017)

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Lost Bayou Ramblers - Kalenda (2017)

Lost Bayou Ramblers - Kalenda (2017)
Rock, Folk, World | 39:04 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 214 MB
Label: Rice Pump Records

When Cajun music gets progressive—and we’re thinking of a couple landmark albums that the Bluerunners and Steve Riley made in the late ’90s—that usually means adding some rock influence and allowing for studio possibilities. By that standard, the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ latest is clear off the charts: Not since Dr. John’s storied debut—which coincidentally also included a piece based on the Kalenda legend—have Louisiana traditions been so thoroughly psychedelicized.

Silvana Estrada - Lo Sagrado (2017)

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Silvana Estrada - Lo Sagrado (2017)

Silvana Estrada - Lo Sagrado (feat. Ciudad De Las Flores) (2017)
Latin, Pop, Jazz | 32:23 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 168 MB
Label: 30 Amp Circuit

Silvana Estrada, a native of Mexico’s southeast, had just started her studies of jazz at the University of Veracruz and quickly became known throughout the Jazz Studies Centre as a unique triple-threat talent: a musician, vocalist and songwriter whose original compositions are a mixture of Latin American sounds and a vocal interpretation that comes from the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz.

ORB - Naturality (2017)

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ORB - Naturality (2017)

ORB - Naturality (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) | 43:58 min | 269 MB
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Stoner Rock | Label: Castle Face Records

An exciting development from under strange Australian lab-lights: O.R.B. have respawned from last year’s BIRTH with a further mutated slab of paranoid heavy shred, Naturality.

Gregg Allman - Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA (2015)

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Gregg Allman - Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA (2015)

Allman - Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & front cover | 1:30:04 | 604 MB
Blues Rock | Label: New Rounder Records

It seems that Gregg Allman and the city of Macon, GA, will remain inexorably linked together; it is a history that spans over four decades, and one that Gregg is well aware of. “Macon is a beautiful, enchanting place, and it truly was home for the Allman Brothers Band,” stated Gregg.

Ethio Stars & Tukul Band - Addis 1988 (feat. Mulatu Astatke) (1992/2017)

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Ethio Stars & Tukul Band - Addis 1988 (feat. Mulatu Astatke) (1992/2017)

thio Stars & Tukul Band - Addis 1988 (feat. Mulatu Astatke) (1992/2017)
Ethio-jazz, World | 00:34:39 | WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 209 MB
Label: Piranha

The traditional Amhartic music of Ethiopia is infused with influences of soul, jazz, R&B, Italian pop and Islamic-style vocals by the Ethio Stars. Formed in 1981 by members of two bands – Dahlek and The Shabelle Band – the Ethios Stars continue to play their infectuous dance music in the hotel clubs of their homeland.

Heads Funk - Cold Fire (1976/2017)

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Heads Funk - Cold Fire (1976/2017)

Heads Funk - HEADS FUNK - Cold Fire (2017)
Afrobeat, Funk, Psychedelic, Reggae | 35:45 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 227 MB
Label: PMG

The self-proclaimed funkiest band on the west coast of Africa, the Heads Funk Band, could arguably make that claim for the whole continent. Featuring the slick guitar of Felix ‘Feladey’ Odey, the slinky drumming of Eddie Offeyi and the swirling keyboard chops of Kevin ‘Fortune’ Coburn, nobody was funkier. And that’s not even taking into account the dance floor monsters they were releasing at the same time as Akwassa.

The Heliocentrics - From The Deep (2016)

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The Heliocentrics - From The Deep (2016)

The Heliocentrics - From The Deep (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & Artwork (35 MB) | 00:43:31 | 221 MB
Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic | Label: Now-Again Records

On their 2016 release From the Deep, eclectic British rare groove enthusiasts the Heliocentrics take a dip through their archives, unearthing a multitude of tracks cut at their former recording home base, Quatermass Studios. As with most of their recordings, however, these outer-dimensional transmissions could have been beamed from seemingly any time in the past, present, or future.

Tony Allen - Afro Disco Beat (2007)

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Tony Allen - Afro Disco Beat (2007)

Tony Allen - Afro Disco Beat (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 1:50:11 | 681 MB
Afrobeat | Label: Vampi Soul

– Jealousy, Progress, No Accommodation for Lagos, and No Discrimination – on CD will find nothing new here. These four albums are presented here in fine sound on two discs in a handy digipack. The art is fine, and there is a lengthy liner essay by Max Reinhardt, which is complete and historical. The price is fair, but not excellent, and with the exception of the essay, there is little to recommend it over anything else unless you are either new to Allen's work or are not in possession of all these recordings – which are solid, dynamite, all-killer, no-filler outings with Fela (who produced the first two) and Afrika 70 and the Afro Messengers, which featured Kuti on piano and saxophone.

Tony Allen & Afro Beat 2000 - Never Expect Power Always (1985)

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Tony Allen & Afro Beat 2000 - Never Expect Power Always (1985)

Tony Allen & Afro Beat 2000 - N.E.P.A. (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) | 00:32:47 | 214 MB
Dub, Afrobeat | Label: Kindred Spirits Holland

Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife with corruption and poor service. It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch and a tighter arrangement than would normally be expected from Fela. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming.

Franck Biyong - Afro Bikutsi Live (2017)

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Franck Biyong - Afro Bikutsi Live (2017)

Franck Biyong - Afro Bikutsi Live (2017)
World, Africa, Jazz | 31:33 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 229 MB
Label: Afrolectric Music Ltd.

Cameroonian musician Franck Biyong, leader of the band Massak, is the creator of the "Afrolectric" sound. Afrolectric weds Afrobeat to vanguard jazz and electro-driven funk.

Walter Salas-Humara - Work: Part Two (2017)

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Walter Salas-Humara - Work: Part Two (2017)

Walter Salas-Humara - Work: Part Two (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & scans (7.6 MB) | 41:27 min | 254 MB
Rock, Folk | Label: Blue Rose Records

Bereits vor über 30 Jahren trat Salas-Humara, dieser äußerst wandlungsfähige Künstler, als Mastermind der Alt. Country Rock-Pioniere The Silos erstmalig in Erscheinung. Seither hat er nicht nur diese Kultband ständig wiederbelebt und mit ihnen reichlich Platten produziert, sondern an bemerkenswert vielen verschiedenartigen Projekten mitgewirkt.

VA - Albania. Polyphonies vocales et instrumentales (1988)

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VA - Albania. Polyphonies vocales et instrumentales (1988)

VA - Albania. Polyphonies vocales et instrumentales (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u) & booklet | 00:47:18 | 235 MB
World, Folk | Label: Le Chant Du Monde

Recorded by Bernard Lortat-Jacob during fieldwork research in the 1980's, Albanie: Polyphonies vocales et instrumentales is one of the very few serious collections of Albanian folk music dating from the Communist era to have been made available to the wider world. The performances are based on those given at the National Folklore Festival held at Gjirokastër in 1983. Limiting himself to a survey of vocal and instrumental polyphony from southern Albania, Lortat-Jacob succeeds in presenting a collection that is arguably unrivalled in terms of quality and scope to this day.