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NEW ARRIVALS JANUARY 31ST : 200 records added : Afrofunk, afrosynth, Zambian rock, funk & folk, Kenyan benga & taarab, Congolese rumba & soukous, Tropical dancefloor grooves, Roots regggae & digital reggae, Haiti music & Zouk

We have been selling records by mail since 1999.
Diasporarecords delivers the best, strictly on original vinyl, within a wide range that includes African music, Latin & Brazilian rhythms, Worldwide soul, funk & fusion & much much more.
If you are after unusual tropical clubby records or mellow grooves, then Diaspora is the name.
Feel free to email us for questions, send wantlists or trade offers to : info@diasporarecords.com

 
 
 
AUDIENCE LIMITED LED BY JOHN BROADWAY - Vol. 1
Deep afro psych funk masterpiece w/ organ & fuzz guitar. Light dirt & aging on cover. A pressing default opaque stain on B1 & B2 causes surface noise / wooshes, some light occasional noise from a few storage marks, still super clean sound 85% of the time

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Hasbunalau | Nigeria
400.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO YEHOUESSI LEOPOLD - volume 4
2 major Beninese afrobeat tracks on this rare LP w/ incredible drummin' work by Yehouessi Leopold delivering his own funky compositions. Sleeve has aging & dirt wear, light brown water damage along top front, rubber stamp on back, record plays very nicely w/ only light occasional noise despite surface marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Albarika Store | Nigeria & Benin
50.00 EUR
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NKENGAS - Destruction
Their legendary afrobeat LP featuring such gems as "Jungle beat", "Obuna alu" & "Nkenga special". Wear on cover, creases, mini peel off on back, writings on labels, record plays w/ very minor very occasionally noticeable noise from super thin marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Orbitone | UK
80.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO - Mi si ba to / Ago ke m'dji
Surely among the best afro funk relreases by the Benin kings, solid mid tempo afrobeat/afrofunk tune w/ organ & guitar solos. A highlife on side B. Sleeve has aging & dirt, ringwear, creases, writings on back & labels, dirt wear on labels. Record playsw/ constant noise from marks.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG- | Albarika Store | Benin
80.00 EUR
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HONORE AVOLONTO & BLACK SANTIAGOS - honore avolonto & black santiagos
W/3 major tunes, an afrobeat, a great dancefloor afrolatin & the headnodding "n'fa nouwe". Light aging wear on cover, vinyl has marks & light noise, VG- to VG

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Satel | Benin
25.00 EUR
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ELLIS MULASIKWANDA - Walk like an angel / Kuomboka
Zambia zamrock psych on top on this scarce double sider which includes an afrofunk psych tune & heavy progressive rock track. Another ungoogleable rarity. Record is solid VG- up to VG+, some occasional noise from marks, still plays very nicely.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG | Zambezi | Zambia
250.00 EUR
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ZUKAS ZULU - Mwawelako ku kwelekazi / Maloza
Zambian zamrock funk on top feat. an irresistible uptempo afro funk winner w/ short guitar solo & male leading vocal, and a laid back afrofunk winner on B side. Light wear on labels. Record is VG- w/ light noise & some clicks from marks though still really shiny

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG- | Luangwa | Zambia
200.00 EUR
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PAUL NGOZI - African lady / Praise KK
A bumpy afro disco psych fuzz winner & a hypnotic, headnodding fuzzy afro fusion rock tune on this super scarce single only and unggogleable double sider by one of Zambia's zamrock legends. Record plays VG- to VG+, from light noise from marks & some clicks, more particularly on A side, to almost no noise on side B.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG | Sound projekt | Zambia
150.00 EUR
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PIERRE SANDWIDI - Maintenant dansons le calao
Burkina Faso afro synth & synth reggae rarity, scarce original press peel off along topfront, mini peel off along bottom, light brown water damage wear along bottom back, record plays superbly despite light marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> EX / VG++ | Production Kouri | Ivory Coast
60.00 EUR
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LIJADU SISTERS - Sunshine
Check the afro synth disco "come and dance" & the hypnotic afro synth "promise", sleeve has light aging/dirt, record in top shape !

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | Afrodisia | UK
50.00 EUR
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - Tomorrow
One of the gentleman's indemand rarities including the minimal synth winner "why go to war" & the synth boogie "fantastic man". Sleeve has aging & dirt, ringwear, mini bite on bottom mouth, record plays with extremely light noise from marks, solid VG- to VG

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Wilfilms | Nigeria
45.00 EUR
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ADO YELL - Vol. 2 - L'habit ne fait pas le moine
A dancefloor afro synth stepper, & spacey afro digital Beninese rhythm, a synth soukous & 2 Beninese salsas on this super rare and under rated Benin title, sleeve has strong wear & aging, light brown water damage & peel off along spine on 2/5th of cover, 2,5" split on spine, ringwear, light brown water damage on bottom mouth, writings on labels, record plays w/ only minor occasional noise despite marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> G / VG+ | Yelouassi record | Benin & Nigeria
100.00 EUR
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BILLY JONES - Can't wait to break / Dub mix
Modern soul boogie w/ that pre deep house feel classic, minor wear on cover, plays sweetly.

12 inch 33 rpm | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG++ | Nia records | USA
30.00 EUR
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OFEGE - Try and love
Afro funk psych classic title from Nigeria. Dark blue label. Sleeve has aging & dirt wear, grey water damage on top mouth & top seam close to mouth, writings on back, mini tears & bump on mouth, record plays w/ minor occasional noise noticeable mainly in quiet parts, super shiny w/ very thin marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | His master's voice blue label | Ghana
65.00 EUR
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FELA AND AFRIKA 70 - Opposite people
Title track is a dancefloor firendly afrobeat tune, side B is laid back. Sleeve has light aging & dirt, writings on back & labels, record has light noise from light marks to no noise, just occasional light clicks on side A while the laid back tune on side B is crackier and plays VG- constantly w/ multiple clicks, plays VG- to VG depending on parts/sides.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Afrodisia | UK
60.00 EUR
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ANTOINE DOUGBE - S/T Gbe nan tche
Afro hypnotic sato inspired, afrolatin & afropop cuts on this rare Benin release. Sleeve has aging & dirt, writings on back, bite on top mouth & mini bites on mouth, writings on labels, record plays w/ occasional noise from marks, solid VG- to VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Satel | Benin & France
100.00 EUR
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CISSE ABDOULAYE - Les vautours
Features the solid afrobeat track "Aw ye douba ke" w/ funky organ & sax solos. Rare lp released by this Burkinabe guitar player / singer on the Beninese label Satel. Sleeve with dirt wear & aging, writing residues on front, moisture residues along spine & upper paper layer creases, serious peel off on B side label, rubber stamp on A side label,numerous light marks but still plays really fine on the afrobeat tune with only very minor noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Satel | Benin
100.00 EUR
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TEE MAC COLLECTION - Party Fever
Deep afro psych funk, afrobeat & afro jazz funk from Nigeria as recorded by the sax player, sleeve has light wear, inner volkswagen paper sheet inside gatefold is bent on bottom left corner, mini peel off on back, record plays w/ light noise from numerous marks, solid VG- to VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG | Skylark Records | Nigeria
90.00 EUR
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JOHNNY SEDES - mama calunga
latin jazz / descarga masterpiece, original black label heavy press. Minor wear on cover, but rubber stamps on front & back & small writings on back, fading of the text, peeloff & moisture residues on labels from water damage, record plays well w/ very minor noise despite numerous surface marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG | Fonseca black | USA
80.00 EUR
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GUELO & ORQUESTA HANOVER - En su nuevo camino
3 salsa tunes on this Puerto Rican production directed by Vibrafonist Alwin Janer & trombonist Luis A. Gines, yellow label press, minor wear on cover, dirt on labels.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / EX | Sol yellow label | USA
50.00 EUR
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JAVIER VAZQUEZ - Javier Vazquez y su salsa
Several dancefloor salsa tunes. Sleeve has some aging, writings on back. Occasional light noise from marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Mericana | USA
50.00 EUR
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RAY RAMOS Y SU SONORA - S/T - Ay carino
Killer dancefloor filler "ay carino" & other salsa dancers on this early 80's release in top shape. Still in original shrink.

LP | Cover / Rec >> EX / NM | Yuma | USA
40.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRA TENTACION - Nuestras raices / Our roots
Early salsa dura / guaguanco lp, second Salsa label press, sleeve has minor wear, still in shrinlk though, record plays well w/ few inaudible marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | Salsa | USA
70.00 EUR
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CHINO Y SU CONJUNTO MELAO - En mi casa latina
Consistent latin jazz / salsa LP, some light aging & strong dirt, rubber stamps on front & labels, record plays well despite light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG++ | Latina records | USA
25.00 EUR
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JOEY APONTE & HIS ORCHESTRA - Vamos a gozar
Indemand New York salsa dura LP, still in OG shrink but light brown & grey water damage & moisture residues along bottom 6th of cover, peel off on bottom back, writings on top back, front & labels. Record has a few light marks & light backing noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> G / VG | All Art | USA
160.00 EUR
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LOS MATECOCO - Escale a Cuba
Raw Cuban son cover of Arsenio Rodriguez all times classic "Emilio Dolores", also check the guarachas "dos pasitos" & "barrio de san anton", sleeve has a bit of aging & dirt, record plays nicely w/ only occasional noise from light marks.

10 inch | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Bel air | France
35.00 EUR
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ANOMAN BROU FELIX - Tsabie kehan / Yassai houi / La vie est difficile / Soungourou idje
A boogaloo, a pcahanga & Cuban style son montuno on top as recorded by the 60's Ivory Coast artist, and surely one of his rarest recordings. Sleeve w/ aging & dirt, mini bites on mouth, ringwear, grey stains along top front, price written & shop stamp on back, creases. Record plays solid VG- to VG, just some light noise in parts, still plays quite well

7inch (EP) | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Safie deen | Ivory Coast & France
75.00 EUR
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BIG GOLD SIX BAND - Ukhale wanga / Kaizutule
Single only afro fusion with strong jazzy edge, guitar & sax solos, profoundly mixed with local Zambian rhythms, reminds some of the more mixed material recorded by the Broadway quintet. Very minor wear on labels. Record plays very solid VG- to VG w/ just occasional noise despite numerous marks.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG | Zambia music parlour | Zambia
40.00 EUR
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MUTHITHI KOMESHA BAND - Guthii no nguthii / Njeri no ngurira
Kikuyu benga double sider, B side has a kick off w/ guitar solo on the last minute. Light grey water damage wear & bubbles on labels. Record plays VG- to VG+, wooshes on intros otherwise plays quite well, light warp.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG | N.G. Sound | Kenya
8.00 EUR
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EMMANUEL MULEMENA - Sepiso mama
Acoustic & male vocal guitar led modern country folk masterpiece out of Zambia including tracks w/ both gospel & yoddlle influence male vocal chorus, 2 tracks with mouth organ. Rattle, stick & percussion backing on most tracks. Surely one of the most achieved in the genre to come out of this country. Sleeve is VG- to VG w/ some aging & dirt, ringwear, some wear around center holes. Record is VG- to VG w/ reasonable to light noise & clicks, still very enjoyeable as can be noticed on clips w/ noise in parts and other clean parts.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Zambia music parlour | Zambia
70.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE MASSAKO - Danger
A tropical dancefloor soukous filler on this masterpiece and an ultra rare title ! Shop stickers on back & light purple stains, record in top shape !

LP | Cover / Rec >> EX / EX | Private | France
75.00 EUR
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TYPIC ORCHESTRE LES DIABLOTINS - Biguin a Bango - Bilaye bilaye
Soukous rumba on top as recorded by the military Gabon band prior to their 80's breakout. Privately released on demand by the Kiosque d'Orphee pressing company. Never auctionned, not listed on discogs, ungoogleable ! Sleeve is VG w/ some aging & dirt, ringwear, rubb stamps on front, back & labels, writings on labels. Record plays VG- w/ constant reasonable to light noise from marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG- | Private press Kiosque d'Orphee | France
90.00 EUR
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JIMMY RILEY - Rockin reggae aka Give thanks & praise / Feeling is believing
Roots & dub 12" US issue misprinted as an lp w/ the wrong tracking number on back cover and a Makossa label only visual. Some aging on cover, peel off on bottom seam & spine towards corner, creas on top spine, light brown water damage wear on bottom mouth on back, vinyl in top shape.

12 inch 33 rpm | Cover / Rec >> VG / NM | Makossa | USA
30.00 EUR
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ROGER JAFFORY - Pas fait l'estomac / Sur la plage deserte / Neg sirop la / Bembe beli bele
Vocal biguine jazz rarity on top arranged by Roland Louis, check the hard hittin deep floor filler bembe beli bele. Sleeve has minor wear, record has

7inch (EP) | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / VG+ | Paco private press | France
120.00 EUR
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FRANCISCO EGYDIO - Deixa isso pra la / Estranha forma de vida / Um dia em Portugal / Mais so do que nunca
A cover of the all times classic samba jazz "deixa isso pra la" & a deep bolero definitely worth a check on this scarced Portugal recording by Brazilian singer. Sleeve is VG+ W/ ringwezar on back & light aging. Record is solid VG++ w/ just very light marks, plays sweetly

7inch (EP) | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | Parlophone | Portugal
25.00 EUR
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