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NEW ARRIVALS JUNE 20TH AFROFUNK, AFROBEAT, SOUKOUS, AFRO POP, TROPICAL DANCEFLOOR & SALSA 120 RECORDS ADDED !!!

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.
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ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO - Volume 7
With the funky " Blues ya de " & the afro latin " Bonne annee alafia " & a kick ass one side long soukous. Sleeve has wear & aging, writings on cover & labels, 1" split on spine, record plays w/ light noise to no noise despite numerous light marks, the standout afrobeat plays sweetly.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Albarika store | Nigeria
60.00 EUR
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SAMMY CROPPER & WIRE CONNECTIONS - Papa akwasi
US original press of this solo LP recorded by vis a vis from Ghana guitar leader, features vis-a-vis band members Slim Manu on bass, some dirt, still in shrink w/ some creas on top mouth corner, looks superb & plays perfectly.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / NM | Makossa | USA
38.00 EUR
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KOLA III - Kola sanjom
Afro psych & funana on this Cape Verdian LP. Much rarer than the other Portuguese speaking African countries LP's that recently turned up in quantities.

LP | Cover / Rec >> EX / NM | La do si discos | Portugal
40.00 EUR
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BLACKMAN AKEEB KAREEM - Africans awake
Deep Nigerian afrobeat all times classic on scarce original press. Sleeve is B w/ aging & dirt, gatefold is split in two parts, gatefold back cover has split along all bottom, writings inside gatefold, writings on labels, glue residues from tape, peel off on bottom back, 2" long & 1" wide rip inside gatefold as seen on pic, Record plays G to weak VG-, serious marks & constant noise all through

LP | Cover / Rec >> B / VG- | Afrodisia | Nigeria
80.00 EUR
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JOHNNY BLACK ET LES JOKERS - Mayi bo ya / African soul number 1
James Brown inspired deep & raw African funk tune part one of A side, then drops into a hybrid funky afro tune w/ electric organ solo at the end, side B has a more hybrid afro tune w/ obvious funk influences. Sleeve is missing, peel off, paper stuck & brown water damage on labels, record has some marks and very light noise & very occasional noise, ruff saturated press, VG to VG+.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG+ | Sonafric | France
75.00 EUR
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TINA - Adieu Tina / Mulembuami
A bluesy afro folk tune & a gospel/christian influenced track on this super scarce single only acoustic guitar & voice release by the Gabon female singer.Sleeve is VG w/ mini tear on back mouth. Record plays VG to VG++ w/ light occasional noise though it really looks great.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Pathe | France
20.00 EUR
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DANY CARVALHO - Bem gosin / Pon nanmo / Maria / Santiago
2 killer funana cuts, including the dancefloor stormer "pon na mo", and a synth soul ballad "santiago", all arranged by keyboard master Paulino Vieira, one of the last few clean spares left, minor inaudible wear on vinyl.

12 inch 45 rpm | Cover / Rec >> EX / EX | Private |
40.00 EUR
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MILESTONE - S/T - Milestone
Super deep Caribbean organ & guitar funk debut LP by the Dominica group, pretty much impossible to finbd and unknown to a lot of serious collectors for this very reason. No spare so don't sleep ! Sleeve is VG w/ aging & dirt, sticker on back, record plays VG to VG++, sounds great apart from very few clicks on A 1 (clip 2).

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Discarolson | France
700.00 EUR
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LIJADU SISTERS - Danger
Afrobeat recorded by the two funky sisters, also one good reggae tune. Some wear on cover, writing on back, record has light marks & is shiny, plays really sweetly though.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Afrodisia | UK
70.00 EUR
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FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI - Shuffering and shmiling
Deep melancholic afrobeat one tracker by the Nigerian king, sleevew/ aging & dirt, rubber stamps & writings on cover & labels, record plays solid VG- to VG w/ light noise to no noise despite marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Coconut | Nigeria
65.00 EUR
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ZAIRE ALL STARS - S/T - Voni
Serious tropical dancefloor fillers on this rare Congolese music LP probably recorded in Nigeria during 1977's Festac as there is a tune called "Empompo festac". And definitely that caracteristic heavy Nigerian production sound. Sleeve has dirt wear & some aging. Record is a bit offcentered hance some light sound distortion, minor occasional noise & some pressing clicks but still a very nice copy which mainly plays VG++, definitely good enough to play out in clubs.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Foss Sound | Nigeria
60.00 EUR
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LADY ISA - Malembe
Tropical dancefloor soukous & hypnotic afro synth on top on this indemand scarce private release by the lady singer w/ Cape Verdian keyboard genius Manu Lima. Plays sweetly despite thin marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | Private | France
40.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE MBONDA AFRICA JOHNNY BOKELO - S/T - Sandoka
Soukous masterpiece recorded at IAD studios from Brazzaville w/ super heavy studio production sound. Top shape ! Minor dirt & rubber stamp on front.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / EX | Esperance | France
60.00 EUR
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MACK JOSS - Dis moi la verite
Dancefloor funky Afro pop & soukous on top by the Gabon musician, check the funky breaks & wah wah guitars on clips 2 & 4. Scarce release by former Massako member. Mega rare title, not listed on discogs and apparently offered for the first time on ebay. No spare. Sleeve is VG w/ aging & dirt, narrow peel off on top. Record plays solid VG- to VG, light constant noise only from numerous light marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Private | France
70.00 EUR
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PALETE WAWA - Vol. 2
Tropical dancefloor synth soukous winners & salsa dancers on this super rare test press of a private production by Togo artist. Sleeve is VG w/ some aging & dirt, autographed on back. Record plays solid VG- to VG++, a bit noisy in parts otherwise plays really nicely despite light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Private test pressing | Benin & possibly Togo
60.00 EUR
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CICACY MATHEY SENIOR & JUNIOR ET L'ORCHESTRE BLACK - S/T Bazooka
Super scarce afro pop production recorded in Benin w/ backing by the legendary Black Santiago led by Ignace de Souza, lead singers could be from Ivory Coast, sung both in French and unidentified language. Some dirt wear & aging on cover, record has marks & reasonable to almost no noise depending on parts, VG- to VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG- | Satel | Benin & France
28.00 EUR
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CARDINAL & MAGESTYS - Sugar cane baby
Tropical dancefloor heat on this consistent 4 tracker which includes two afro pop tunes & two hypnotic afro tracks. Keyboards by Lemmy Jackson from BLO on this panafrican group recording out of Nigeria Sleeve w/some aging & dirt, 2 " split on bottom. Record plays VG to VG+ w/ light noise in parts and looks nice with only a few superficial marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Cosmic sounds | Nigeria & possibly UK
60.00 EUR
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ANTOINE MANANA - New look
A modern soul meet hypnotic afro & 2 serious trpopical dancefloor soukous fillers on this much underrated though extremely rare LP recorded by the Congolese artist while in Benin w/ Ernest Honny on synth, Bentho Gustave from Poly Rythmo on bass, Bayo Agonglo from Black Santiago on drums, heavy heavy line up ! Sleeve has minor wear, writing residue on front, large writings on labels, record is a solid VG to VG+ w/ just minor noise in parts from numerous surface marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG+ | Christiana Satel | Benin & France
30.00 EUR
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YIEN'S CABREL - Roi the tempo makossa
Scarce Cameroon Lp recorded in Benin, which features a tropical dancefloor afro pop track w/ blowing sax solo, a hypnotic afro synth sung in French + a roots reggae tune. Sleeve has light stocking wear, mini peel off & paper stuck, record plays w/ only occasional light noise and looks nice w/ only some very light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Soulech | Benin
40.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE LISOLO DU CONGO - Na signer forfait
Laid back Congo rumba / soukous rarity LP with Mpassy Mermans & Sabou Bathel only released in Benin, tracks include title tune, son sayth, love josee, soki ngai moko na ponaki, binon na nani & faux heritiers. Strong dirt/stocking wear on cover, peeling of the laminated cover along bottom front, light brown water damage wear & warp along top, small tears along spine, record plays very nicely w/ light marks & only occasional light noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | Satel | Benin
35.00 EUR
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BOBO & DJIBS - Sensation - Pourquoi palabrer
2 solid dancefloor soukous tunes on this rare LP from Benin. Slight aging & dirt on cover, some dirt on labels, writings & ringwear on back, record has very light very occasional noise from marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Masterky | Benin ?
40.00 EUR
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TONY BLESSON - Hon sio mou gnin
Dancefloor spacey afro pop rarity w/ modern soul & soukous influences, very bassy production, from Ivory Coast but heavily produced in Paris. Peel off & dirt on front, record plays nicely w/ minimal very occasional noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | Yamson records | France
25.00 EUR
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KEEP COOL - Les iles du Cap Vert - Bo ilusao
Check the cosmic synth part 2 of title tune on this funana synth two tracker w/ heavy studio production recorded in Paris by Cape Verdian artists. Light aging on cover, rubber stamp on front.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / EX | Private | France
40.00 EUR
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JOSE CARLOS SCHWARTZ - Djiu di Galinha
Deep Guinea Bissau afro folk with the manding afro fusion "flema di corcon" w/ organ & fuzz guitar, otherwise straight afrofolk, vocal choruses by Myriam Makeba, released just after Guine Bissau musician/singer Jose Carlos Schwartz's death in a plane accident in Cuba. Minor wear on cover, record has light noise in parts from marks, but mainly plays sweetly, from solid VG- to VG++

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG+ | DEDGB | Portugal
25.00 EUR
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V--A FEAT. OS MERENGUES + CARLOS LAMARTINE - Exitos de hoje
Several solid dancefloor winners for the tropical heads & some deep mellow ballads Angolan style on this excellent album with backing by Os Merengues & various major Angolan artists. Minor noticeable noise inbetween tracks, definitely good enough to play out in clubs.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / VG+ | Inald | Angola
30.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE BAOBAB - Ndeleng ndeleng
"Sutukum", "Diarabi" "On verra (ce soir)", "Jin ma jin ma", certainly one of their most amazing lp's, sleeve some aging & dirt wear, 2" split on top, writing on front top & small writings on back along to titles, vinyl only has light marks but plays with occasional light noise on certain tracks such as jin ma jin ma (clip 1) for example.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Musicafrique | USA
60.00 EUR
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SUPER BOIRO BAND - Niaissa et sa trompette
consistent afro manding LP and one the scarcer titles on this legendary label, sleeeve has strong aging & dirt, light brown water damage on 1/3rd of cover, large peel off, tears & paper stuck on front along spine, 3,5" tear on front starting from mouth, record plays w/ light noise on certain tunes, VG- to VG

LP | Cover / Rec >> G / VG | Syliphone | France
25.00 EUR
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MONGUITO SANTAMARIA - Blackout
Latin funk, boogaloo & salsa dura on this always indemand masterpiece by Monguito Sanatamaria. Small peel off on bottom front & peel off along mouth on back, aging & dirt, light brown water damage on back. Record has marks but only occasional noise, still plays defeinitel well enough for clubs.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Fania clouds stereo first press | USA
45.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRA BAOBAB - Baobab a Paris vol. 2 Africa 78
2 afro latin tracks on this LP recorded by Baobab in Paris, sleeve has minor dirt & aging, stickers on back, rubber stamps on labels, record has light marks, very minor noise, solid VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG | Ledoux | France
40.00 EUR
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BOCO THIERRY & LES VOLCANS - 1000 Watts
A killer dancefloor salsa tune Beninese style and another solid afro latin cut with synth on this scarce Benin LP. Sleeve w/ some aging & dirt, writings on back & labels. Record plays w/ minimal light occasionally noticeable backing noise only despite marks

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG+ | Promakov | Benin
90.00 EUR
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LEON & GERMAIN KEITA & BLACK SANTIAGO - Rythmes et melodies du Mali
A latin tune & several afro pop tracks, Mali meets Benin, the Keita brothers backed the Black Santiagos orchestra, delivering a disconcerting hybrid sound.Aging & dirt wear on cover, peel off & light brown water damage along top seam & top mouth, vinyl plays w/ slightly & occasionally noticeable noise from marks up to noise depending on tracks, very solid VG- to VG+.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Satel | Benin
60.00 EUR
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BENTHO GUSTAVE TITIOU & POLY RYTHMO - Le disque d'or
One of the best Beninese salsa tunes ever released & a soukous on this only solo LP by Poly Rythmo bass player. Sleeve has some wear, record plays nicely with just minor occasionally noticeable noise despite marks, from VG to VG+.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Libert | Benin or France
50.00 EUR
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