Fadhilee Itulya - Shindu Shi (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Fadhilee Itulya - Shindu Shi (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Fadhilee Itulya - Shindu Shi (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 62:49 minutes | 668 MB
World, Afrobeat | Label: Naxos World Music, Official Digital Download

Inspired by the 1950s finger-picking guitar style of Omutibo, SHINDU SHI focuses on good time music grounded in culture, community and love for Africa and its people.

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

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Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:21 minutes | 1,4 GB | Artwork - 120 MB
Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Knitting Factory Records

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fela Kuti's classic Open & Close, Knitting Factory Records is pleased to announce the first vinyl pressing since the 1980s. This edition features a return to the original gatefold jacket and will be pressed on red and yellow butterfly effect vinyl. Limited edition of 7000.

Balaphonics - Spicy Boom Boom (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Balaphonics - Spicy Boom Boom (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Balaphonics - Spicy Boom Boom (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 58:35 minutes | 667 MB
World, Afrobeat | Label: Vlad Productions, Official Digital Download

Balaphonics is a collective of nine musicians specialized in Afro-fusion. Their name comes from the African percussion instrument, the balafon, also known as “bala” or “balani,” a kind of xylophone that has a very important place in Mandingo music.

Kasai Allstars - Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Kasai Allstars - Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Kasai Allstars - Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 59:02 minutes | 728 MB
World, Afrobeat | Label: Crammed Discs, Official Digital Download

This 4th full-length album by the legendary Congolese collective marks a new milestone in their already rich history, as the band have incorporated their own approach to electronic music into their new compositions.

Harari - Rufaro Happiness (1976/2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Harari - Rufaro Happiness (1976/2021) [Official Digital Download]

Harari - Rufaro Happiness (1976/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 33:31 minutes | 362 MB
Psychedelic, Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Matsuli Music, Official Digital Download

The Beaters – Harari was released in 1975. After changing their name, Harari went into the studio late in 1976 to record their follow-up, Rufaro / Happiness. In 1976 they were voted South Africa’s top instrumental group and were in high demand at concert venues across the country.

Nicolas Repac - Rhapsodic (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/96kHz]

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Nicolas Repac - Rhapsodic (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/96kHz]

Nicolas Repac - Rhapsodic (Vinyl) (2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:13 minutes | 768 MB
World, Afrobeat, electronic | Label: Nø Førmat!

With his new album Rhapsodic, Nicolas Repac gives life to the archives of the hunter-gatherer of sounds: Charles Duvelle.

Wau Wau Collectif - Yaral Sa Doom (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Wau Wau Collectif - Yaral Sa Doom (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Wau Wau Collectif - Yaral Sa Doom (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:10 minutes | 388 MB
World, Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Sahel Sounds, Official Digital Download

Avant-garde cosmic sounds from Senegal, “Yaral Sa Doom” is a groundbreaking album spanning borders and musical scenes. Inspired from West African tradition, Sufi praise songs, spiritual jazz, and dub rhythms, the effect is a genre defying entry in outernational sound. Hypnotic percussion loops across sweeping pads, call and response chants echoes layer over electronic beats, and children’s voices sing out to recordings of crashing waves.

T. P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou - Benin - Melome Clement Chef D'Orchestre (1977/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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T. P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou - Benin - Melome Clement Chef D'Orchestre (1977/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

T. P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou - Benin - Melome Clement Chef D'Orchestre (1977/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 34:30 minutes | 444 MB
Afrobeat, Funk | Label: Acid Jazz Records, Official Digital Download

Band from Cotonou in Benin (ex Dahomey), "T.P." stands for the French "Tout Puissant", which means "All Mighty". Originally founded as Orchestre Poly-Disco in 1968 with original members Melome Clement (founder, vocals), Bentho Gustave (bass), Bernard 'Papillon' Zoundegnon (guitar) and others. Seeking to expand and in search of a soul singer, Bentho and Papillon lured Vincent Ahehehinnou from Daho Jazz, a band with little prospect of major success that often performed in seedy venues.

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti - Legacy + (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Femi Kuti & Made Kuti - Legacy + (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti - Legacy + (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 88:23 minutes | 1,09 GB
World, Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Partisan Records, Official Digital Download

Legendary activist and Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, used his music to lament social injustices and political corruption in his native Nigeria. Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock, and beyond. While this impact can be felt in Nigeria and the entire world, it also greatly affected Fela’s son Femi and his son Made, both of whom carry his legacy as torchbearers for change. On February 5th, Partisan Records will release two albums from Femi and Made, packaged together and appropriately titled ‘Legacy +’.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - 11th Street, Sekondi (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - 11th Street, Sekondi (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - 11th Street, Sekondi (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 45:36 minutes | 527 MB
Highlife, Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Agogo Records, Official Digital Download

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley was born on the 11th Street in Sekondi, Ghana 72 years ago. on the cover photo you can see on the right side the house of his birth which was also his parental home.

Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:32 minutes | 551 MB
Funk, Funk Rock, Psychedelic, Afrobeat | Label: Full Time Hobby, Official Digital Download

Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s afrobeat and exotica to Fela Kuti-esque repetition, the proto-garage rhythmic fury of The Monks and the grooves of Os Mutantes, there’s an enticing lost world exoticism to the music of Bananagun.

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:13 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

‘Rejoice’ is a very special collaboration between Tony Allen, the co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master of South African jazz. Having first met in the 70s thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti, the two world-renowned musicians talked for decades about making an afrobeat album together. When, in 2010, their touring schedules coincided in the UK, the moment presented itself and producer Nick Gold took the opportunity to record their encounter. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in archive until after Hugh passed away in 2018.