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VA - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (2018)

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VA - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (2018)

VA - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 01:19:42 | 515 Mb
Funk, Disco | Label: Soundway Records

16 rare cuts selected by Miles Cleret and DJ Okapi - available for the first time on vinyl outside of their original release!

Manu Dibango - Best Of (2020) {Mercury/Universal Music}

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Manu Dibango - Best Of (2020) {Mercury/Universal Music}

Manu Dibango - Best Of (2020) {Mercury/Universal Music}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 88 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, funk, Afrobeat

Best Of is a 2020 compilation by the late Manu Dibango, who died of coronavirus in 2020. This was released by Mercury/Universal Music.

Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)

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Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)

Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 356.41 Mb | 49:30 | Covers
Afrobeat, Afro-Funk | Label: Playasound - PS 65297

Recorded at Studio Chateau Richard. Liner Notes written in English by Mabinuori Kayode Idowu, French translation by Jaqueline Grandchamp. Olusegun Damisa passed away in 2006 during the final production stages of this album. Mabinuori Kayode Iwodu writes in the liner notes: "With a hind-sight privileged as I was at his death bed, I can understand why Segun fought so desperately to beat the cancer that was slowly and painfully taking away his life. The only thing that calmed his combative soul was my promise that we all in the afrobeat family will do everything within our means to perpetrate his memory with the release of his gift to us all - this beautiful and rich afrobeat album."

VA - Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991) (2019)

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VA - Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991) (2019)

VA - Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:07:33 | 241 Mb
World, Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Analog Africa

After being blown away by a few tunes – probably just as you will be after listening to this - Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to the infamous capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, making Analog Africa the first music label to set foot in Mogadishu.

Michael Olatuja - Lagos Pepper Soup (2020)

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Michael Olatuja - Lagos Pepper Soup (2020)

Michael Olatuja - Lagos Pepper Soup (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 394 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:02:54
Jazz, World, Afrobeat | Label: Whirlwind Recordings

For Lagos Pepper Soup, Michael Olatuja's second solo release, Michael picked a core band of Terreon Gully, Aaron Parks and Etienne Stadwijk, and then enlisted the talents of Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, Regina Carter, Joe Lovano, Laura Mvula, Lionel Loueke, Gregoire Maret, Becca Stevens, Brandee Younger, Robert Mitchell, Onaje Jefferson, and top studio arrangers David Metzger, Joseph Joubert and Jason Michael Webb to realise his vision of what he calls Cinematic Afrobeat. Michael has integrated all of his diverse musical influences, incorporating his guests' talents while allowing his own personality to clearly shape the overall direction. His own virtuoso melodic bass playing shines throughout - "I wanted Lagos Pepper Soup to feature my own playing, as well as songwriting and production - all my influences are here, all my favourite musicians, and I feel there's an element of divine favour in how amazingly it's turned out."

Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (EP) (1983/2018)

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Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (EP) (1983/2018)

Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (EP) (1983/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 71 Mb | 00:31:05
Funk, Dub, Electronic, Post-Punk | Label: Island Records, Music On CD

Jah Wobble had already explored 'Islamic funk' with his Invaders of the Heart band but here got down with some weird amalgam of Eurobeat hooked to Afro-funk of the Talking Heads kind. Snake Charmer is a mini LP and result from a collaboration between Jah Wobble, best known as Public Image Limited bass-player, U2 guitarist The Edge and German experimental krautrocker and Can member Holger Czukay produced by a forefather of the house music, the New York Studio 54 DJ François Kevorkian. Others who dropped in during the recording of the 'Snake Charmer' mini-album were Can's Jaki Liebezeit, jazz-funk singer Marcella Allen and guitarist Animal.

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Fendika - Ethiobraz (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | 01:05:27
Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Afrobeat, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: PNL Records

“Ethiobraz” documents the meeting of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit big band and Ethiopian dance/music ensemble Fendika at Molde Jazz Festival in 2018. Joining them as a special guest was guitarist Terrie Ex, a key component in getting making the meeting happen with his long involvement with the Ethiopian music scene. And, Paal Nilssen-Loves’s first travel to Ethiopia was with The Ex in December 2009. This changed his life. Paal’s first travel to Brazil was in June 2013. This also changed his life. Large Unit was established during fall of 2013. During numerous trips to both Ethiopia and Brazil, Paal established many contacts to schools, clubs, presenters, musicians and dancers in these two countries. The music he created for Large Unit was heavily informed by these trips and meetings, and fusing these influences together with the Scandinavian free music sensibility became an important factor in the Large Unit sound.

The Funkees - Now I'm A Man (1976) {2016 PMG}

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The Funkees - Now I'm A Man (1976) {2016 PMG}

The Funkees - Now I'm A Man (1976) {2016 PMG}
WEB Rip | FLAC with auCDtect | scans | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 91 mb
Genre: funk, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, psychedelic rock

Now I'm A Man is a 1976 album by Nigerian band The Funkees, not named because they were fun keys. This is taken from a 2016 remastered reissued in Austria by the PMG label.

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)

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Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Afrobeat

"Soul Makossa" is a 1969 single by Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. It is often cited as one of the first disco records. In 1972 David Mancuso found a copy in a Brooklyn West Indian record store and often played it at his Loft parties. The response was so positive that the few copies of "Soul Makossa" in New York City were quickly bought up. The song was subsequently played heavily by Frankie Crocker, who DJed at WBLS, then New York's most popular black radio station. Since the original was now unfindable, at least 23 groups quickly released cover versions to capitalize on the demand for the record.

Nana Vasconcelos - Saudades (1980) {ECM 1147}

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Nana Vasconcelos - Saudades (1980) {ECM 1147}

Nana Vasconcelos - Saudades (1980) {ECM 1147}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 233MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Afro Beat

This 1979 recording is probably Afro-experimentalist Vasconcelos' finest. It presents his various facets – berimbao playing, intricate overlain vocals, fine percussion, even gorgeous guitar – simply and almost overwhelmingly. This is one of those performances that remind one to never let natural dogmatism get too out of hand.

The Blassics - Togetherings (2019) {Odd Funk}

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The Blassics - Togetherings (2019) {Odd Funk}

The Blassics - Togetherings (2019) {Odd Funk}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 262 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 104 mb
Genre: funk, Afrobeat

Togetherings is the 2019 album by Finnish funk band The Blassics. This was released by the Odd Funk label.

Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}

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Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}

Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Jazz, Afrobeat

AFRICADELIC is the classic 1973 album composed and recorded in the span of one week by Manu Dibango, after the encouraging success of his monster hit "Soul Mokossa." Here he continues to fuse Afro-Caribbean flavors with the contemporary Latin and funk influences of the day, resulting in a highly soulful, highly danceable album.

Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion: The Beat (1989) {Rykodisc}

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Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion: The Beat (1989) {Rykodisc}

Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion: The Beat (1989) {Rykodisc}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 240MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Worldbeat, African Folk

Percussionist Olatunji was championing African music long before anyone devised the worldbeat marketing strategy. His 1989 recording Drums of Passion: The Beat updated his classic Drums of Passion concept, adding rock and pop energy and instrumentalists to the wall of multiple rhythms. The idea clicks, and Olatunji's African beats are contrasted by Airto Moreira's Latin percussion, Mickey Hart's bombastic presence, and such special guests as Carlos Santana and Bobby Vega.

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Toubab Soul (2010) {Amphora Records}

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Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Toubab Soul (2010) {Amphora Records}

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Toubab Soul (2010) {Amphora Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afrobeat, Ethnic Fusion, World Music

The Alma Afrobeat Ensemble (AAbE) was germinated in New Orleans in 2003, grew in Chicago under the influence of the music of Fela Kuti, encompassing the multicultural influences from the founder and mystical wizard of funk, jazz and high-life music. The band became its own self in its last years in Chicago/ Champaign-Urbana, and has now matured in Barcelona during the last four years. The recent history of the band is that its founder, leader and main composer, Aaron Feder, had the idea to combine his band from Chicago with musicians in Europe from all over the world, (South America, Africa, and Europe) under the flag of Afrobeat music, and the principles of social justice through that music.

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life No Get Dublicate (2014) {Slow Walk}

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Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life No Get Dublicate (2014) {Slow Walk}

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life No Get Dublicate (2014) {Slow Walk}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 308MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 103MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afrobeat, Funk, Soul

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble was founded in Chicago in 2003 by guitarist Aaron Feder. In 2006 Aaron moved to Barcelona in search of a different sound for the AAbE. He quickly found a group of international members, from all continents of the globe. In a short time the band was reformed and headlined the Fiestizaje music and arts festival in 2008. The band then set about recording their first studio album, Toubab Soul which was released in 2010. Shortly afterwards, they released the remix album, Toubab Resouled, and opened the world music festival Cruilla de Cultures with Konono No 1.