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Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book)

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Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book)

Ref: FSD7099


Price: 39.99

Fantastic double CD plus book compilation that traces the history of Ghanian Palm Wine music from the 1920s to the 1960s. Comes with a book (including some English), all beautifully presented.

CD1

1. Sam / Kweku Ewoosi (Fanti)1937 2. Kumasi Trio / Aw Mark Yreba (Fanti)1928 3. Ga Quartet / Gbele Egbe (Ga)1929 4. Kwesi Agyeman Singing Band / Sapom (Asante) 1931 5. Kwamin / Wongyam Odede (Twi)1937 6. Piasah / Me Wu A Meye Beba (Twi)1937 7. Piasah / Asafo Omi Yenko (Twi)1937 8. Kwesi Menu / High Life (Twi)1937 9. Kwabina Mensa / Odonso No,3 (Twi)1937 10. Boateng / Moko No Ye Nyon (Ga)1937 11. Sarpei And His Band / Sika Kotoku (Ga)1950 12. Kosi Gatsey Band / Esi Me Le Do Dzi La (Ewe)1947 13. Okde Nikoi’s Band / Abaye Blonya (Ga)1951 14. Kojo Seidu’s Band / Ahiame (Twi)1952 15. Komla Biney And His Band / Kokosakyi (Fanti)1950

16. Appiah Agyekum / Obaa Korafo (Twi)1950 17. E.K.Nyame / Dogomba ( I Found My Love) (Twi)1949 18. E.K.’s Band / Wo Ara Ko Fa Aba Twerew Ho (Twi)1952 19. E.K.’s Band / Kumasi Keteke A Oreba (Twi)1952 20. Kwaa Mensah And His Band / Kyere Wodo (Fanti)1952 21. Kwaa Mensah And His Band / Nana Akunfi Ameyaw (Fanti)1952 22. Kwaa Mensah And His Fanti Trio / Kweku Damtsi (Fanti)1952 23. Kwaa Mensah And His Fanti Trio / Kwame Nkrumah Aye Adze (Fanti)1952 24 Osei Bonsu – Obina Ntumi Kwame Nkrumah (Ashanti / Twi)1954-55 25. Otto Larte Band / Owu Nni Akyere (Twi)1957

CD2

1 E.K.’s Band / Nkyere Woho Nkyere Me (Twi)1960 2. E.K.’s Band / Antie Christi (Dagomba / Twi) 1963 3. E.K.’s Band / Hwe Me Yeye (Oshibi in Twi)1963 4 . E.K.’s Band / Ante Helena (Jive / Twi)1958 5. Kakaiku & His Band / Ghana Land (English)1958 6. Kakaiku’s Band / Eno Mani Awu (Fanti)1957 7. Kakaiku’s Band / Kwame Nkruma Wa Wie Na Fam (Fanti)1960 8. Onyina’s Guitar Band / Taxi Driver (Twi)1956 9. Onyina’s Guitar Band / Wiase Nsem Dooso (Twi)1960 10. K.Gyasi’s Band / Menya Medofopa (Twi)1958 11. Kwabena Nyamaa & His Band / Mma Wani Mmere (Twi)1958 12. Kwabena Nyamaa & His Band / Mere Dwen Meho (Twi)1958 13. Kwesi Tei’s Band / Ao Menua (Fanti)1956 14. F.Micah’s Band / Maye Maye Manya Aye (Twi)1955 15. F.Micah’s Band / Maware Asem Kom! Kom! (Twi)1955 16. Yamoah’s Band / Comfort Mensu (Twi)1958 17. Boateng’s Guitar Band / Anomaa Konekone (Twi)1957 18. Boateng’s Guitar Band / Nni Awerehow (Twi)1957 19. Golden Stars Band / Mene Wo Bewu (Twi)1960 20. K.Gyasi’s Band / Anti Susana (Twi)1961 21. K.Gyasi’s Band / Wiase Yi Mu (Twi)1962/63 22. K.Gyasi’s Band / So Memu Yie (Twi)1962-63 23. Kakaiku & His Band / Nyame Na Daworma (Fanti)1959 24. Kakaiku – Asem Ato Me (Fanti) 1962/ 63 25. Oppon’s Guitar Band / Me Ye Hohoc (Twi)1960


Keta Iicna Hika

KEIICHI TANAKA

Keta Iicna Hika

Ref: FSD7036


Price: 24.99

Posthumous solo album from Afrobeat drummer who tragically died in 2015 at the age of 36, just after completing this album. Keiichi Tanaka travelled to various African countries including Mali, Senegal and Morocco, as well as Cuba to learn styles of drumming. He was a member of the Japan's Afrobeat band Kingdom Afrocks, supporting Tony Allen in Japan and playing at various festivals such as Fuji Rock, Giles Peterson Worldwide Showcase, Francois K.'s Deep Space and others. He learnt much from Tony Allen sometimes played with Oki Duib Ainu Band. On this album he explored Ainu music, with help from Oki and vocalist Rekpo, plus interpretations of Fela Kuti, traditonal African music, and songs inspired by the situation in Syria. Also featured Hakase-sun (Fishmans, Little Tempo) among many others.

1. Tenzing Song 2. Gentleman 3. Hargeisa 4. Papa Paradise 5. City of Aleppo 6. City of Dub 7. Hekri Salari 8. Observation is no Crime 9. Olele Moliba Makashi 10. Dub Hekri

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A Guide to South African Music (Book + CD)

VARIOUS

A Guide to South African Music (Book + CD)

Ref: FSD6845


Price: 23.99

One of the near legendary Audi-Book series compiled by Toyo Nakamura, Japan's most respected music journalist who died in 2011. Long out of print, a few copies have recently surfaced. The Audi-book label was active between 1989 and 1997 and was mostly compiled fromToyo's extensive collection of 78s and LPs. A5 size digipack style with book (in Japanese) and CD. Released to coincide with an exhibition at the Musashino Art University Museum and Library called, The Century of Popular Music, Tracing the Dynamism of 20th Century Popular Music Through the Toyo Nakamura Collection. Rare and brilliant recordings from apartheid era South Africa.

1. Madumwa Kalwa Machongola / Witwatersrand Gold Mine Workers - Shangaan Tribe 2. Amanigel Coons / Reuben Caluza Male Quartet 3. Si Zinyoni / Edwin Mkhize & The Singing Birds 4. Mbube / Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds 5. Ulala Kanjani / Gumedes Concertina Band 6. Ichibamu / Dorothy Masuka & Her Singing Guitars 7. Intombi Netfuzwa / Evening Birds With Orch. 8. Ma-Popo / African Swingsters /leader:Ellison Temba 9. Rock Rock Jazz / Zacks Nkosi & His Sextet 10. Zulu Blues / Hi-Life Septette 11. Kwela Kong / Spokes Mashiyane 12. Little Lemmy Kwela / Little Lemmy & Big Joe 13. London Special / Little Lemmy Special 14. Africa / The Sumbeams /vo:Miriam Makeba 15. Phata Phata / Johannesburg Street Band 16. Kweleentonga / Gwi Gwi's Band /as:Dudu Pukuwana 17. Wazula / Sofasonke Swingsters /leader:Edmund Piliso 18. Mkize(Monkey Jive No.2) / Dark City Sisters 19. Segametsi / Dark City Sisters 20. Usikotheni / Dark City Sisters 21. Mapopotana / Mahotella Queens With Mahlathini 22. Two Mabone / Robert Popape & West Nkosi 23. Buti Buti / Lemmy Special & His Flutes 24. Shitshabyna Sha Ribolwa / M.D.Shirinda & Gaza Sisters 25. Bande Ngelami / The Happy Stars



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Karaimo Limba

SAKAKI MANGO

Karaimo Limba

Ref: FSD6375


Price: 18.99

Japan's leading African music exponent, thumb piano player, Sakaki Mango sings in his native Kagoshima dialect on his new album. Includes live track (3) with Zimbabwe's Chiwoniso who passed in July 2013, with Columbian musician Pernett (track 9), and other collaborations with various musicians Sakaki met thurough the music festival Sukiyaki Meets The World.

1.Intro 2.Chabakke 3.Hame (Live) (Sukiafrica-Sukiyaki Allstars) 4.Small(Live) (Cuatro Sukiyaki Minimal) 5.Interlude -taxi- 6.IOTOI (Sakaki Mango & Limba Train Sound System) 7. Iidamatsu no Uta (MBC Tege Tege Ending Theme) (Sakaki Mango & TEGE2 Choirs) 8.Interlude-telephone- 9. Chawanmushi no Digital (Sukiyaki Denki Box) 10.Dub Kagoshimana (Sukiyaki Denki Box)



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Alego

ANYANGO

Alego

Ref: FSD6376


Price: 13.99

Kenyan string instrument nyatiti player Anyango's acoustic mini album which is dedicated to her teacher Okum Orengo. Anyango (real name Eriko Mukoyama) is thought to be the first ever female player of the nyatiti.

1.Yashi no Mi 2.To Thumno Ywak Kanye? 3.Ja Ugenya 4.Kimi no Koe 5.Seda 6.Alego (Instrumental) 7.Mungu Ibariki Afrika



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Anyango A Live!!

ANYANGO

Anyango A Live!!

Ref: FSV6066


Price: 34.99

Live DVD from Japanese female nyatiti (harp-like instrument from Kenya) player. Live performance plus interview and images of her time in Kenya.

1. Overture 2. Ochieng Kochieng 3. Anyango 4. Vyumba Vitano 5. Afro Blue 6. Nabed nade gijo pinje 7. Do ya 8. Aye 9. Weche ng'eny 10. Jacaranda 11. To thumno ywak kanye 12. Tei molo 13. Koro azen 14. Zen ining 15. Ne Nyako ma Go Ogol Ogol/Endroll Ogwang



Limba Marimba Live at Musabi (CD + DVD)

SAKAKI MANGO & GAJUMARU ENSEMBLE

Limba Marimba Live at Musabi (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD5899


Price: 27.99

Live album by limba player Sakaki Mango together with female marimba trio performing at Musashino Art College as an event accompanying the exhibition of journalist Toyo Nakamura music collection. CD plus limited edition DVD. High quality recording and filming of a dynamic and one-off concert.



Oi! Limba!

SAKAKI MANGO & LIMBA TRAIN SOUND SYSTEM

Oi! Limba!

Ref: FSD5799


Price: 25.99

More cool, hypnotic grooves from the limba playing Sakaki Mango and his band. Mango studied limba (thumb piano) under the late, great Tanzanian player Hukwe Ubi Zawose. He also plays mbira and the Congolese electric likimbe. This latest album was inspired by his roots in Kagoshima, in the deep south of Japan, including the distinctive local dialect. With this album, Sakaki seems to have cemented his own original sound, mixing African with Japanese influences on a contemporary, varied and highly listenable album.

1. Prologue 2. Russia no Hae 3. Yuniharizuki Rokku 4. Nhemamusasa Rokku 5. Chawan-mushi no Cumbia 6. Acholi Woman 7. Atarashii Nabe 8. Amagiki 9. Iotoi 10. Kome wa Nodogoshi 11. Hame Rokku 12. Small




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Nyatiti

ANYANGO/OKUMU/NYAMUNGO

Nyatiti

Ref: FSD5554


Price: 20.99

Ayango is the stage name of Eriko Mukoyama, a Japanese women who plays the nyatiti, an eight stringed lyre of the Luo people of Kenya who live next to Lake Victoria. She calls herself the world's first woman nyatiti player as it is exclusively played by men. She has become a bit of a celebrity in Kenya and is now earning a reputation in Japan too, having appeared at Fuji Rock festival in 2010. On this album she plays the twangy nyatiti with various Kenyan friends on a live set teeming with enery and atmosphere.

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Limba Rock

SAKAKI MANGO & LIMBA TRAIN SOUND SYSTEM

Limba Rock

Ref: FSD4363


Price: 23.99

Second album from the Japanese thumb piano player, with his band Limba Train Sound System. Limba meets Afro-rock and dub with thumb piano plus drums and percussion, bass and electronics in a fresh concoction.To prove his pedigree, Sakaki studied under the late Hukwe Ubi Zawose and has performed with Konono No. 1.

1. Limba Rock Part 1 2. Mh'epo 3. 4. Tadzungaira 5. Tusaidie Rokku 6. 7. Limba Rock Part 2 8. Limbalimba Rokku 9. Guruguru 10. 11. 12. Daikutumeni 13. Guguru- Karaoke



Limba Train

SAKAKI MANGO

Limba Train

Ref: FSD3161


Price: 22.99

Sakaki Mango is a Japanese limba player, a student of the late and great Hukwe Ubi Zawose of Tanzania and also a player of the mbira from Zimbabwe. The limba is a type of thumb piano played by the Gogo people of Tanzania, with a full, yet distorted sound. The music on this CD has a trance like quality with at times an Asian feeling. Soft with a subtle distortion this CD makes a welcome change from the 'healing' sounds of some world music releases, instead relying on repetitive phrases that mark out a deep and funky groove. Mango sings in Japanese and other local African languages and on some tracks is joined by guest musicians on vocals and saxophone.



Palm Wine a Go Go

Abdul Tee-Jay

Palm Wine a Go Go

Ref: FSCD1001N


Price: 11.99

The first release on the Far Side Music label is, surprisingly, an album by an African musician! Abdul Tee-Jay from Sierra Leone, recorded in London, produced by Paul Fisher.



Tropical Marimba

BALAFON MARIMBA ENSEMBLE

Tropical Marimba

Ref: FSD3135


Price: 22.99

Japanese release of an album originally released in the US in 1990. Balafon Marimba Ensemble play an infectious brew of original and traditional Zimbabwe tunes. Good time, happy tropical music and a very welcome reissue.



Muwashshah

HAMZA EL DIN

Muwashshah

Ref: FSD304


Price: 23.99

One of the best albums released by Sudanese oud player, who lived in Japan for several years.

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MAMADOU DOUMBIA

Independence

Ref: FSD1341


Price: 23.99

Second album without the Japanese influences, west African melodies combined with salsa, zouk, funk, reggae and others in mainly up-tempo groove.

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TONY ALLEN

No Accomodation for Lagos/ No Discrimination

Ref: FSD1338


Price: 22.99

Japanese re-issues of former Fela Kuti drummers solo albums. Essential for any Fela fan.



Jealousy/Progress

TONY ALLEN

Jealousy/Progress

Ref: FSD1339


Price: 22.99

Another 2 albums in 1 CD re-issue by former Fela drummer, togtether with Africa 70



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