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"Huge Tony Allen album originally released in 1984. This officially licensed reissue holds an extra track previously unreleased on vinyl. Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife ...
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KSTA-05 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"After the 1960 independence, the Orchestre Regional de Kayes was started in order to reinvigorate the local cultures from the Mande and the Kasso regions and turn some traditional themes into modern songs. Under the guidance of bandleader Harouna Barry, they evolve as ...
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KSMALI04LP | KINDRED SPIRITS

"In 1977, seven years after the first wave of modern regional orchestras, the Mali Kunkan record label released another batch of classic recordings from Mali's best regional orchestras. Super Biton National de Ségou, National Badema, Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou, Kanaga ...
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KSMALI05LP | KINDRED SPIRITS

"With an estimate of 500.000 inhabitants Surinam has a lively music scene. Although Surinam is a relatively unknown country, it has a strong influence on the Netherlands where many of the Surinam people have been living since a couple of decades ago. The music from the ...
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KSDF02 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"In 1976 Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70 released a total of 8 albums including the hit 'Zombie'. At the time of their height Tony Allen, Fela's drummer, decided to release a follow-up album to 'Jealousy'. Progress was the result of a series of studio sessions, ...
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KSTA04 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"Kindred Spirits kicks off its Mali-series with one of the most in demand Mali records, by L'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti. They are one of the region's modern orchestra groups, who were were able to flourish in the golden age of West African state music funding. In 1977 ...
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KSAY-MALI-01 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt (The Cairo Jazz Band) in 1968, he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis. Some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members of the band such as Zaki Osman: trumpet, Saied ...
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KSAY-2 | KINDRED SPIRITS

Francisco Mora's (drummer of Sun Ra's band, the Arkestra) Outerzone Band, Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet (feat. Dudley Perkins) and Mocky. Jimi Tenor; Kirk Degiorgio as Offworld, Recloose and Theo PARRISH, Mustang, Build An Ark, King Britt, Philip Charles. CD with ...
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KS003CD | KINDRED SPIRITS

"The vitality you hear on Antique Blacks is a testament to the unique energy of the community around The Foxhole Cafe in Philadelphia, as Ra honed his unique brand of Afro-Futurism through the late 60's and 70's. Cosmic theatre, spiritual chants, and experimental ...
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KSAY-5 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"One of the more delicate recordings of Sun Ra's 28-strong Arkestra, 'Sleeping Beauty' drifts in on a cloud of cosmic dust, sounding unlike anything before or after. With drummer Luqman Ali keeping the narcotic funk, but with dreamy solos from other key Arkestra players ...
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KSAY-4 | KINDRED SPIRITS

SUN RA - DISCO 3000 (LP)

"January 1978 was a fruitful month for Sun Ra. As well as days spent in the recording studios in Rome, Ra, along with John Gilmore, Michael Ray and Luqman Ali, played several gigs in Italy before flying back to the US. The magic music from one night in the Teatro Cilak, ...
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KSAY-1 | KINDRED SPIRITS

"In the summer of 1975 Peter gathered his collective to record 5 compositions . The outcome was this great album 'THE SILVER APPLE' heavily influenced by Coltrane and his quartet, as well as by Cecil Taylor, Maurice McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and many musical greats. It's a ...
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KSRE5LP | KINDRED SPIRITS

"'Kingdom Come' was his second album for Smithsonian Folkways back in 1979, and the opener 'Melted Soul' sets the tone for the LP - a tripped out mixture of funky heavy drums, echoey guitars and modal piano that sounds like some late 70's Sun Ra jam, and is far too ...
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KSRE6LP | KINDRED SPIRITS