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Grupo Pilon 

Grupo Pilon: Leite Quente Funaná de Cabo Verde

129.00 LEI

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Folk

Pilon combined searing estilo Krioulu drumming and the hybrid ColaZouk style with blissful synth work and rugged guitar licks, creating a stripped-down, addictive sound that masterfully straddled two worlds, a seductive electro-Funaná carnival born from the first few sips of hot milk.

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Star Band De Dakar 

Star Band de Dakar: Psicodelia Afro​-​Cubana de Senegal

139.00 LEI

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Latin Folk

Star Band is a music group from Senegal that was the resident band of Dakar's Miami Club.They were formed in 1959 by the owner of the Miami Club, Ibra Kasse. As was typical in Africa at the time, Kasse owned the instruments and was the band leader of the Star Band although he only occasionally played piano.

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Various Artists 

Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes

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Reggae Afrobeat Funk Blues Soul

Alongside the story of Somalia’s music before the civil war, the selection is also focused on the pan-Somali sound. Spread over much of the Horn of Africa, Somali language and culture transcend arbitrary borders. Somali singers from Djibouti were at home in Mogadishu. Female singers, often more prolific than their male counterparts, are inseparable from its evolution. Half the compilation is sung by women, their voices often compared in Somali poetry to the sweetness of broken dates. Poetry, intrinsic to the cultural fabric, forms the foundation of Somali songwriting. This compilation seeks to revive the rightful image, history, and identity of the Somali people, detached from war, violence, piracy, and the specter of a persistent threat. These 15 tracks should serve as a necessary starting point. ★★★★ - The Guardian, "A mega mixtape of Somali classics." - BBC, "Sparkles with superior voices, superb musicians and both familiar & refreshingly new sounds." - Wall Street Journal, "This record is a miracle. A legacy of the past that blurs the trauma of the present." - Le Monde, "Perhaps the most beautiful music in the world, finally rediscovered." - Radio Nova Paris, No. 2 on Europe's World Music Charts (October 2017)

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Various Artists 

Synthesize the Soul: Astro​-​Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands

159.00 LEI

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Electronic Reggae Funk Soul Folk Dance Disco Afrobeat Country World

Through 18 diverse tracks, this compilation reveals how immigration from the Cape Verde Islands to Europe and the United States gave us an alternate history of the electronic music that dominated hearts and minds across the world in the late 1990s. But the story doesn’t start in a major Western cultural hub, rather in the small cluster of islands 400 miles off the Senegalese coast, and offers an unparalleled insight into the long-term cultural splendor catalyzed by migration. "As much a surprise and a perfectly paced seductive dance party." - NPR; "An homage to the music of migrants of Cape Verde" - VICE; "Easily one of the most intriguing and ear-opening records I've heard in a long time" - Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio (Canada)

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Various Artists 

Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan

189.00 LEI

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Folk Reggae Afrobeat Synth-pop

In Sudan, the political and cultural are inseparable. In 1989, a coup brought a hardline religious government to power. Music was violently condemned. This compilation celebrates the golden sound of the capital, Khartoum. "A stunning journey through the golden age of Sudanese music and song" - Le Monde; "Undeniably, addictively uplifting and jive-inducing” -- Scene Noise; "Drenched with deep rhythmic drum kicks and gorgeous Nubian rhythms" - Stamp the Wax

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Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour 

The Shaigiya Sound Of Sudan

129.00 LEI

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Folk

Ostinato Records focuses on the music of Abu Obaida Hassan, an artist who makes complex blend of folk and roots with Arab melodies, Nubian rhythms with signature Sudanese 'call-and-response' - a legend of Shaigiya music from nothern Sudan! Essential release! The world needs more tracks of Abu Obaida Hassan's - BBC Newsday

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