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Alune Wade - African Fast Food (2018)

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Alune Wade - African Fast Food (2018)

Alune Wade - African Fast Food (2018)
World, Africa, Jazz | 43:47 min | MP3 320 kbps | 108 MB
Label: Cristal Publishing

Alune Wade revient avec un nouveau projet, fruit de ses influences et de ses expériences musicales. Des chansons en anglais, en français, en wolof, de l’afrobeat nigérian, de la musique folk sénégalaise, du jazz, avec des musiciens talentueux et des invités prestigieux parmi lesquels Oxmo Puccino et Kuku…

VA - Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)

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VA - Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)

VA - Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Modal, African | 1:28:46 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 366 MB
Label: BBE

Over the last decade, Lebanese DJ and traveling crate-digger has developed an obsession with the "golden age" of Ethiopian music in the late '60s and 1970s. Back then, Ethopian musicians developed a distinctive "Ethio" style that drew influences from a myriad of black American styles - most notably funk, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, boogaloo and rock & roll - whilst remaining home-grown and East African in feel.

VA - Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa (2017)

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VA - Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa (2017)

Various Artists - Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa (2017)
World, Africa, Folk | 1:06:05 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 373 MB
Label: Rough Guides - World Music Network

This Rough Guide illuminates the fullest-fattest cream of West African music that has passed through the doors of Riverboat Records HQ over the last twenty-five years. Stretching some eighteen countries from Mauritania in the North to Congo in the South, West Africa is a place of many music’s. This selection focuses on the powerhouses of Senegal and Mali in the main. Enjoy our handpicked cuts and get ready to get knee-deep in the archive.

7Soul - Balfron Promise (2018)

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7Soul - Balfron Promise (2018)

47Soul - Balfron Promise (2018)
Electronic, World | 47:22 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 327 MB
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Following a sold-out album preview show at London’s Village Underground, the spectacular 47soul السبعة و أربعين is back on the road for their 2018 UK Tour, this time, backed by the highly anticipated release of their new album, 'Balfron Promise'.

Gabacho Maroc - Tawassol (2018)

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Gabacho Maroc - Tawassol (2018)

Gabacho Maroc - Tawassol (2018)
world music, jazz, pop-folk | 40:18 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 253 MB
Label: Cristal Publishing

Le dialogue entre les instruments occidentaux, africains et orientaux aura rarement trouvé plus belle matière. De l'Espagne au Maroc en passant par la France, les huit musiciens enrichissent leur musique de leurs cultures, en une joyeuse communion. Empruntant autant à la world qu'au jazz, ou au traditionnel gnaoui, leur répertoire est coloré, festif et raffiné.

Tal National - Tantabara (2018)

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Tal National - Tantabara (2018)

Tal National - Tantabara (2018)
World, Africa, Psychedelic, Rock | 38:03 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 284 MB
Label: Fat Cat

Niger-based combo Tal National has previously impressed with a pair of esoteric albums on Fat Cat. Tantabara, their latest album, is also impressive, featuring as it does a unique fusion of high-octane, Juju style guitar motifs, fuzzy psychedelic rock influences, wild but ear-pleasing synthesizer lines, subtle nods towards funk and soul and an extra-healthy dose of life-affirming vocals (delivered, according to the band's own website, by eight different singers, seven of which are full-time members of the band).

Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)

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Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)

Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:47
Ethnic Fusion, North African Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Wrasse | # WRASS 061

Souad Massi is that rarest of Algerian performers – she doesn't sing rai music. But more than that, she's an accomplished singer/songwriter, a kind of North African Tracy Chapman, although she works in the Maghrebi genre of sha'bi as much as she does in folk music or soft rock. Electric guitars and touches of flamenco, oud, and the Arabic bass gimbri all help bring a real distinctiveness to her sound, which certainly has more in common with many American '60s protest singers than her contemporaries in Africa (indeed, to some she's Joan Baez reborn). Coke's production (he has worked with Ben Harper) is very sympathetic, bringing a live feel to the record ("Matebkiche" is, in fact, completely live). "Bladi" is a perfectly catchy song, its oud line deftly leading into Massi's smoky voice, and "Nekreh El Kelb" has a vital urgency.

Dhafer Youssef - Birds Requiem (2013) {OKeh Recordings 88883721842}

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Dhafer Youssef - Birds Requiem (2013) {OKeh Recordings 88883721842}

Dhafer Youssef - Birds Requiem (2013) {OKeh Recordings 88883721842}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 69 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Dhafer Youssef / OKeh Recordings / Sony Music | 88883721842
Jazz / Spiritual Sufi / African Folk / World Jazz Fusion / Ethnic Jazz / Mysterious / Oud

Tunisian oud master, vocalist, and composer Dhafer Youssef is globally renowned for his restless musicality. He has used his ancient instrument – five millennia and counting – to explore jazz, classical, and blues, in addition to the classical and folk musics of the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean regions. The ephemeral Birds Requiem is his debut offering for Sony's resurrected Okeh imprint. The players on this date include his trio with pianist Kristjan Randalu and trumpeter Nils-Petter Molvaer, and the complete ensemble (which recorded primarily in Sweden) features clarinetist Hüsnu Senlendirici, bassist Phil Donkin, drummer Chander Sardjoe, and electric guitarist Eivind Aarset, which also provides various electronic treatments.

Carl Gari - Shipster (2018)

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Carl Gari - Shipster (2018)

Carl Gari - Shipster (2018)
Electronic | 36:37 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 194 MB
Label: Permanent Vacation

Carl Gari is a group of three from Munich: Jonas Yamer, Till Funke and Jonas Friedlich. They released their well received and idiosyncratic debut (NPR mentioned it as one of the 50 best albums in 2016) on The Trilogy Tapes, for which they collaborated with Egyptian singer and spoken word artist Abdullah Miniawy.

Dhafer Youssef - Abu Nawas Rhapsody (2010) {Jazzland Recordings 0602527295565}

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Dhafer Youssef - Abu Nawas Rhapsody (2010) {Jazzland Recordings 0602527295565}

Dhafer Youssef - Abu Nawas Rhapsody (2010) {Jazzland Recordings 0602527295565}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Dhafer Youssef / Jazzland Recordings | 0602527295565
Spiritual Sufi / World Jazz Fusion / Ethnic Jazz / Mysterious / Oud

Acclaimed for his fusion of world music with jazz, vocalist and oud player Dhafer Youssef now focuses more on the acoustic side of jazz with an exciting new quartet that includes pianist Tigran Hamasyan, bassist Chris Jennings and drummer Mark Guiliana. This new recording contrasts the sense of calm and serenity created by Dhafer's mesmeric voice and oud playing with Guiliana's trademark combination of energetic rhythmic multiple layers. The very special mix of musical elements and creative talent produces a new and original soundscape. With the musicians' commitment to exploring and experimenting paired with their subtlety and courage to be silent, it is sure to catch the ear of any attentive listener.

Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Rostam Mirlashari, Naghib Shanbehzadeh, Manu Codjia - Pour-Afrigha (2017)

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Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Rostam Mirlashari, Naghib Shanbehzadeh, Manu Codjia - Pour-Afrigha (2017)

Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Rostam Mirlashari, Naghib Shanbehzadeh, Manu Codjia - Pour-Afrigha (2017)
World, Africa | 1:07:31 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 346 MB
Label: Buda Musique

Saied Shanbehzadeh combines bagpipes and saxophones with the magnificent voice of Rostam Mirlashari, the jazz guitar of Manu Codjia and the percussion of Naghib Shanbehzadeh. Pour-Afrigha (''descendant of Africa'') is the name that Saeid's mother, born of the third generation of Africans deported to Persia from Zanzibar and enslaved.

TootArd - Laissez passer (2017)

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TootArd - Laissez passer (2017)

TootArd - Laissez passer (2017)
Electric Blues, African, Psychedelic Rock | 41:22 min | FLAC (tracks) | 260 MB
Label: Glitterbeat Records

TootArd, a five-piece from the contested Golan Heights region between Israel and Syria, are a unique proposition. Not officially citizens of either nation, the band - like everyone else who lives in the occupied territory - are officially stateless, hence naming this rather good debut album after the travel document issued to those who are officially "stateless" in lieu of a passport. The bands songs and instrumentals are similarly disconnected to any specific style, instead blending traditional Arabic and North African styles with West African takes on American funk and psychedelic rock. It's a brilliantly positive and hugely entertaining fusion that belies the band's testing circumstances.

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.

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.

Próto - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christmas (2017)

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Próto - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christmas (2017)

John Rassem El Massih, John Michael Boyer, Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christmas (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 637 MB
Label: Cappella Romana | Tracks: 29 | Time: 124:36 min

Oregon-based Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble specializing in Byzantine Chant and performing sacred music representing the historic traditions of a unified Christian experience. The traditional chants in Greek, Arabic and English found in Sun of Justice make this a holiday album like no other, with sparse melodies and resonant drones throughout.