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October 10, 2011

Various – Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (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

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September 29, 2011

Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 …

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

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July 25, 2011

The Shaolin Afronauts are the band to watch out for in 2011 …

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, The Shaolin Af

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July 4, 2011

Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Mercato (Mental Groove / Absinthe Music)

Follow-up to 2010's acclaimed EP Addis-Abeba, Mercato is the debut album by Swiss band Imperial Tiger Orchestra, the finest connoisseurs and grooviest performers of Ethiopian music from the Golden Age. Raphael Anker, trumpet player from Geneva, one day

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May 30, 2011

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (Analog Africa)

Nestled in between Nigeria and Ghana, the traditional heavyweights of the golden West African musical axis, Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, has birthed some of the most raw and psychedelic Afro sounds to emerge from a continent blessed with artistic tal

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May 19, 2011

Analog Africa are pleased to announce the launch of a new series called “Analog Africa – Limited Dance Edition” …

Analog Africa are pleased to announce the launch of a new series called "Analog Africa - Limited Dance Edition". The objective of the series is to release African and tropical records (in strictly limited editions) which concentrate on single artists that

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March 8, 2011

Rhythmatic Orchestra is a collaboration between Benedic Lamdin (Nostalgia 77) and Hugo Mendez of Sofrito …

The Rhythmagic Orchestra is a collaboration between acclaimed jazz producer Benedic Lamdin - aka Nostalgia 77 - and Hugo Mendez of world-renowned tropical music collective Sofrito, based on their shared love of jazz, Afro-Cuban, Latin and tropical sounds.

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February 28, 2011

Much anticipated debut album by Sydney-based afro-funk formation The Liberators …

Sydney-based new afro-funk formation The Liberators can certainly be said to be off to a smoldering start; with their debut gig taking place at Russ Dewbury's famous Night At The Jazz Rooms, the liner notes of their debut album being written by Antibalas

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January 31, 2011

Newly discovered masterpiece by one of the true legends of Afrobeat …

When Nigerian afro beat comes to mind, the name that typically comes to mind is Fela Kuti. But for true enthusiasts of the genre, composer and band leader Orlando Julius is held in the same regard as his more famous colleague. By the mid-60s, Julius had a

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January 24, 2011

Afrodesia – The Afro Soul-Tet (Luv N’ Haight)

Jack Millman, aka Johnny Kitchen, had a hand in many interesting, obscure and highly collectible records from the 1960s and 1970s. Producing, composing, recording, editing, releasing, licensing - you name it, Millman did it. The records he touched had an

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December 28, 2010

This is Afrodesia …

Jack Millman, aka Johnny Kitchen, had a hand in many interesting, obscure and highly collectible records from the 1960s and 1970s. Producing, composing, recording, editing, releasing, licensing - you name it, Millman did it. The records he touched had an

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November 26, 2010

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – from Lagos to Leeds with love …

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra formed in late 2007 when members of the Kidkanevil live show and First Word stalwarts Homecut began a series of late night afrobeat sessions at Leeds jazz venue Sela Bar. It was out of these jam sessions that the 8 piece band was

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November 22, 2010

Various – Angola Soundtrack (Analog Africa)

The nascent Angolan music scene was set on fire by a small group of intrepid singers, backed by an array of super tight bands and led by extraordinary guitarists who revolutionized the musical and the political panorama of the 60s and 70s. A powerful conf

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November 16, 2010

Donso representing the future of African beat …

There is only one proven way to move music forward: to innovate new sounds and combine styles that seem to stand in strong contrast to one another. Whether it is the fusion of pop and African, jazz and hip-hop, or rock and electro, it is often within thes

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November 8, 2010

Angola Soundtrack – The unique sound of Luanda 1965 – 1976 …

The nascent Angolan music scene was set on fire by a small group of intrepid singers, backed by an array of super tight bands and led by extraordinary guitarists who revolutionized the musical and the political panorama of the 60s and 70s. A powerful conf

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November 8, 2010

Imperial Tiger Orchestra offers a unique sound combining modern and traditional inspiration …

Ethiopia revisited! Absinthe Music & Mental Groove Records unite to reveal one of Geneva's best-kept secrets: Imperial Tiger Orchestra. While compilations of music of Ethiopian heritage are flooding the market, Imperial Tiger Orchestra offers a unique sou

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October 28, 2010

Kindred Spirits releases an ethio-jazz beauty created by the Woima Collective …

The Woima Collective was born from deep within the brass section of renowned German funk unit Poets Of Rhythm, as tenor sax player Johannes Schleiermacher became immersed in the rhythms and modes of African music after some excursions to Morocco, where he

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August 30, 2010

Various – African Music Today (Truth & Soul)

"African Music Today" is the culmination of a project started seven years ago by world famous record collector Phillip Lehman, who brought his musical knowledge and expertise to help create this collection of some of the funkiest Afro grooves known to man

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August 9, 2010

Various – Afro-Beat Airways (Analog Africa)

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie ... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa. No effort has been spared! To document these 15 irresisti

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August 2, 2010

The compilation “African Music Today” spotlights a diverse range of contemporary African artists …

"African Music Today" is the culmination of a project started seven years ago by world famous record collector Phillip Lehman, who brought his musical knowledge and expertise to help create this collection of some of the funkiest Afro grooves known to man

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July 22, 2010

“Afro-Beat Airways” takes you on a fascinating musical journey through West Africa …

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie ... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa. No effort has been spared! To document these 15 irresisti

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April 1, 2010

“The Kusum Beat” by Ghanaian afro band Sweet Talks has stood the test of time …

Sweet Talks were undoubtedly amongst the top five biggest bands in Ghana in the 1970s, recording a string of hit albums. "The Kusum Beat" was originally released in 1974 and became somewhat of a household favourite with heavy emphasis on the 'afro' throug

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April 1, 2010

Hedzoleh Soundz were one of the first afro bands from 1970s Ghana …

Hedzoleh Soundz were one of the first and most original afro bands from 1970s Ghana playing a mix of traditional music from across the country tinged with western rock. They were residents at the notorious Napoleon nightclub where they met South African t

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March 1, 2010

Various – Black Mans Cry (Inspiration Of Fela Kuti) (Now-Again)

He's best known by his first name, Fela. He's certainly Nigeria's most famous musical export. His name itself conjures images of 70s Lagos: a metropolis awash in the jubilation that swept in after the 1970 armistice in the civil war between the Nigerian A

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February 22, 2010

Soundway Records presents the second part of “Nigeria Special” …

The second part to Soundway's best selling "Nigeria Special" album. The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet. Many of the tracks featured on "Nigeria Special 2" have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years but have since been trac

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February 22, 2010

Various – Nigeria Afrobeat Special (Soundway)

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a cherry-picked selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970's Nigeria complementing the burgeoning "Nigeria Special" series. Focusing on the big band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless po

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February 15, 2010

Now-Again presents a compilation with covers and music inspired by the Godfather of Afro-Beat …

Covers and music inspired by the Godfather of Afro-Beat. This Fela Estate-approved anthology includes rare and previously unreleased music from Nigeria, Ghana, Colombia, Trinidad and more. He's best known by his first name, Fela. He's certainly Nigeria

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December 23, 2009

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970’s Nigeria …

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a cherry-picked selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970's Nigeria complementing the burgeoning "Nigeria Special" series. Focusing on the big band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless

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October 22, 2009

Soundway steps back into Africa with “Ghana Special – Modern highlife, afro-sounds & Ghanaian blues 1968-81” …

Soundway steps back into Africa with thirty-three original and previously un-reissued tracks from Ghana delivering a follow on of sorts from the hugely successful CD/LP "Nigeria Special". "Ghana Special" represents nearly ten years of on-going research

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October 15, 2009

Analog Africa presents the second volume of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou …

"The riches of Vodoun rhythms are of such magnitude that one would never get to the bottom of it – we've tried." Vincent Ahehehinnou, lead vocalist of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Four years in the making, Analog Africa finally presents the secon

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August 21, 2009

Pax Nicholas & The Nettey Family

Nicholas Addo-Nettey was born in Accra, Ghana on August 7th, 1954. In the 60's, the Ghanaian youth were crazy about American soul music, and Nicholas was no exception to the rule. James Brown and Otis Redding were his idols and by the age of 18 he started

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August 11, 2009

A killer afrobeat gem by Nicholas Addo-Nettey of Fela’s Africa 70 on Daptone Records …

Nicholas Addo-Nettey was born in Accra, Ghana on August 7th, 1954. In the 60's, the Ghanaian youth were crazy about American soul music, and Nicholas was no exception to the rule. James Brown and Otis Redding were his idols and by the age of 18 he started

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June 8, 2009

Various – Legends Of Benin (Analog Africa)

"Legends of Benin" is a collection of super-rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded between 1969 and 1981 by four legendary composers from Benin: Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Dadjes, Antoine Dougbé, El Rego et Ses Commandos, and Honoré Avolonto. Each

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May 15, 2009

The new Analog Africa compilation “Legends Of Benin” is a collection of super-rare masterpieces …

"Legends of Benin" is a collection of super-rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded between 1969 and 1981 by four legendary composers from Benin: Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Dadjes, Antoine Dougbé, El Rego et Ses Commandos, and Honoré Avolonto. Each

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April 21, 2009

NOMO

Less than a year after the acclaimed "Ghost Rock", NOMO have completed its spirited sister album - recorded during the "Ghost Rock" sessions and tours. "Invisible Cities" is informed by their ceaseless travelling, and visits to places both real and unreal

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December 8, 2008

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – The Vodoun Effect (Analog Africa)

Following the compilation "African Scream Contest - Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking "Gbeti Madjro" – this new Analog Africa collectio

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