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NEW ARRIVALS AUGUST 7TH : FAT TROPICAL DANCEFLOOR SELECTION INCLUDING SOUKOUS, BENGA, HIGHLIFE, CARIBBEAN, REGGAE + AFRO LATIN, SALSA, CUBAN, AFROBEAT & AFROFUNK, DISCO & SYNTH BOOGIE !!!!

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

 
 
 
KILAND ET ORCHESTRE MABATALAI - Volume 9
Heavy soukous recorded in Abidjan. Sleeve has light brown water damage wear on bottom front, small tear on mouth, dirt wear/light aging. Record plays nicely despite light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | ZP 2000 | Ivory Coast
45.00 EUR
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CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE - Osadebe '78
Deep Nigerian highlife. Sleeve has dirt/aging, writings on back, record has minor occasional noise, nice shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | Polydor | Nigeria
30.00 EUR
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ASHANTI BROTHERS BAND - Wo yonko da ne wo da
Excellent highlife LP, sleeve has aging, dirt wear, writing on back, record has minor noise, nice shape w/ a few audible marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Philips | Ghana
25.00 EUR
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COS-BER-ZAM ACCOMPANIED BY ORCHESTRA ABASS - Ne nyoa / Cicavi nye
Deep afrobeat tune w/ organ solo recorded by Togolese artists. Record is clean but ruff press w/ light backing noise.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG | Makossa | USA
35.00 EUR
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DR. K. GYASI'S NOBLE KINGS - The highlife boss
Major highlife lp by one of the true masters of the genre. Sleeve has abit of aging/dirt, peel off on front, writings on back, record in top shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG++ | Essiebons | Ghana
80.00 EUR
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V--A FEAT. BLACK BEATS, STARGAZERS - Stars of Ghana
Solid early highlife compilation that also includes recordings by Onyina's guitar band, Broadway dance band, Akompi's guitar band, African tones, ET Mensah?Sleeve has aging & dirt, writings on back & labels, bite on mouth, black tape on edges, record plays well w/ occasional noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Decca Mono deep groove | UK
45.00 EUR
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OKO'S NØ2 GUITAR BAND - S/T - Ebeye yie
Oko gets latin on 2 tracks on this scarce highlife lp, sleeve has aging/dirt, light brown water damage & peel off along spine, writings on back, record has marks & constant light noise, some clicks, including on the standout afrolatin tunes.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG- | Ambassador | Ghana
35.00 EUR
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PROFESSIONAL UHURU DANCE BAND - Uhuru special highlife numbers
Consistent jazzy highlife lp from Ghana w/ very solid horn solos on several tracks, sleeve has aging/wear, specially on one of the bottom corners & along upper front spine. Record has light backing noise but plays and looks really nice.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Decca | France
30.00 EUR
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MALAVOI - S/T - Ce normal
Biguine on top by one of Martinique's leading groups. Sleeve has light aging/dirt.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | 3A | France
40.00 EUR
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MBIDA DOUGLAS - Mvufon ntongo
A modern soul boogie disco tune & an afro synth track on this under the radar album recorded in France by Cameroon artist w/ French West Indies funky arranger Jacob Desvarieux from Kassav'. Sleeve is VG++ w/ light dirt & some aging.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / NM | Disques esperance | France
30.00 EUR
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BEBEY , FRANCIS - La condition masculine
Now indemand electro synth work by the renowned guitar player, features the instro version of title tune & divorce pygmee.Sleeve has a bit of water damage wear/moisture residues.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / EX | Ozikela | France
65.00 EUR
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ESSIEN , CHRISTY - Give me a chance
"Rumours", sleeve has light aging/dirt, writings on back, mini peel off on bottom front, record plays quite well, only has light marks but the standout track's side is opaque from pressing w/ backing pressing noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Afrodisia | Nigeria
90.00 EUR
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DIANE SOLO - S/T - N'ziketio
Indemand uptempo boogie disco synth one tracker lp recorded in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Sleeve w/ light aging & dirt, sticker on front.Record in top shape w/ thin inaudible marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / VG++ | AS Records | Ivory Coast
40.00 EUR
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CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE - one understanding
3 disco funk tunes on this hard to find Christina Essien lp backed by Geraldo Pino 's Show train band. Sleeve is missing, record has light backing noise here and there unfortunately one of the standout tunes "you can't change a man" has a surface mark parallel to the grooves which causes at least 5 skips.

LP | Cover / Rec >> NA / VG- | Afrodisia | Nigeria
100.00 EUR
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DENNYSTAR - S/T Politique politique
Laid back modern soul tunes on this ultra rare private production feat. Vikings de Guadeloupe bandleader Camille Soprann on sax. Unplayed !

LP | Cover / Rec >> NM / NM | Private | FRANCE
60.00 EUR
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EKO - Kilimandjaro my home
Now a classic ! Solid afro funk disco w/ fender rhodes & strings. Sleeve has wear, writings, rubber stamps on labels, record has light noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Disc'africana | France
60.00 EUR
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JULIEN NZENGUI - S/T - Gho Moningho
Dancefloor filler boogie track on this LP. Peel off on back.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG+ / NM | Safari sound | France
50.00 EUR
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GRANT GREEN - Feelin' the spirit
Soul jazz on top with Grant delivering long guitar solos and Herbie Hancock doing the same on piano, features such wonders as "Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho", "go down moses" or "sometimes i fell like a motherless child". No deep groove, features the R registered logo, VAN GELDER stamped on run out grooves, no ear ring, new york usa adress on label, 43 west 61st St., New York 23 on back cover. Sleeve w/ aging & dirt, black tape on edges, writings on back. Record is VG- to VG+, plays with light occasional noise, mostly on A1 "just a closer walk with thee" (clip 8).

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Blue Note | USA
45.00 EUR
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HENRI GUEDON ET SON ORCHESTRE - Mobutu oye‚ / 10eme anniversaire de la revolution du Za‹re
Afro latin rarity as recorded by Martinique / French West Indies conga player Henri Gu‚don as a tribute to Za‹re's former president Mobutu Sese Seko. Barely turns up, great shape.

7inch (SP) | Cover / Rec >> EX / EX | La voix du globe | France
40.00 EUR
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BARRETTO , RAY - Acid
All times classic masterpiece gold label original first mono press. Sleeve has aging & dirt, writings on back, black tape on edges, record plays well with just light marks & some occasional noise on quiet parts.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Fania gold label OG Mono | USA
55.00 EUR
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LOS SATELITES - En guardia !
Consistent Venezuelan salsa LP that also features two good cumbias salsosas. Wear on cover, peel off on edges.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / EX | Discolando | USA
28.00 EUR
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JOHNNY COLON AND HIS ORCHESTRA - Boogaloo '67
Boogaloos & salsa dura on this classic release by the trombone player. Sleeve has aging/dirt, black tape on edges, writings on back. Light noise though record is in nice shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Cotique Mono | USA
25.00 EUR
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SUPER JAZZ DES JEUNES - 20Šeme anniversaire
Haitian lp that features several hybrid latin oriented tracks that should definitely fit the Tropical grooves maniacs. Sleeve w/ aging, dirt wear, split & light brown water damage on all bottom seam. Plays greatly despite thin marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG++ | Ibo | USA
50.00 EUR
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SORRY BAMBA - Serre / Kelai magni / Mamou / Bravo Asec
A laid back manding track as well as pachanga & boogaloo, sleeve has some aging/dirt, bite & moisture reidues on one of the top corners. Minor noise.

7inch (EP) | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | Djima records | France
30.00 EUR
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LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE - S/T - Tcheko
w/ the raw son w/ modern guaguanco feel "Boumamou sili", also features a good montuno at "Gozar en la noche". Peel off & paper stuck on bottom front, light brown water damage wear on bottom back. Record has minor noise from light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG+ | Sonafric | France
35.00 EUR
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COMPAY SEGUNDO Y SU GRUPO - Son Oriental
Great afro son LP recorded in Cuba. Record plays superbly, up to EX, with only very very light occasional noise, sleeve has aging & dirt wear, writings & rubber stamp on back.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG++ | Panart black deep groove | USA
40.00 EUR
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CHIHUAHUA - Descarga Cubana - El ritmo de Chihuahua
Latin jazz that features Pupi on flute & violin, Chivirico does the coro w/ Mike Martinez, Helio Martinez on piano, black label original. Label misprint says "chichacha" instead of Chihuahua. Sleeve has light aging& dirt, large writings on back, pressing noise otherwise nice shape with only a few marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Fonseca | USA
50.00 EUR
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ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL - S/T Murtala Mohammed
Nigerian soukous, highlife & juju influenced tunes too, dirt on cover, writings on back, vinyl in top shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / EX | Afrodisia | uk
30.00 EUR
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V--A FEAT NYANZA STARS, SIAYA CENTRAL BAND - Four super jazz hits of Kenya vol. 3
Many tropical dancefloor Kenyan benga tracks on this scarce Nigerian compilation of what should be some pre released material. Sleeve has aging & dirt, writings on front. Record plays nicely despite light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Namaco | Nigeria
45.00 EUR
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SMAHILA & THE SB'S - S/T
Nigerian soukous masterpiece w/ several dancefloor tools ! Dirt wear, aging on cover, record has marks & light constant noise, a skip on A1.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Rogers All Stars | UK
45.00 EUR
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GREAT ABARAKA - S/T - Anochirim onye anya
Solid Nigerian dancefloor soukous lp. ringwear/stocking wear, record has light noise from marks, plays solid VG- to VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | EMI Nigeria | Nigeria
25.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE LE CANON DU ZAIRE - Monotonie
Congolese music, heavy soukous style on part 2 of some songs, dancefloor potential ! Writing residues on back.

LP | Cover / Rec >> EX / NM | Shakara | Ivory Coast & France ?
35.00 EUR
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GORAN CLAVER FEAT. BOPOL MANSIAMINA & DALLY KIMOKO - Kouba solou
Spacey clubby tropical dancefloor soukous track on this scarce Ivory Coast LP w/ Congolese guitar players grooving on, also features a solid laid back hypnotic Ivory Coast afro pop tune. Sleeve w/ light aging & dirt, writings on back, shop sticker on front.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / EX | Sanwi star | Ivory Coast
45.00 EUR
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MICK MICHEL MOUMPALA TSIOTOTO - Maloukou - Bakala diani bika
A dancefloor filler and several solid soukous dancers on this scarce privately pressed soukous lp arranged by Pamelo Mounka, dirt wear on cover.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / VG++ | NMB Private | France
30.00 EUR
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V--A FEAT. OK JAZZ, VOX AFRICA - Tcheza Hit parade 2
Legendary compilation of Tcheza recordings, sleeve has light dirt wear, minor aging, writing & rubber stamp on back, record is in great shape but has constant light noise, plays VG- to VG.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG / VG | Tcheza / African red label | France
200.00 EUR
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ROCAFILL JAZZ - 76
Rare frantic soukous solo LP by the band who backed Prince Nico Mbarga, on an even rarer Nigerian press when most of RAS lp's were manufactured in the UK. Sleeve has general wear, record plays really well w/ just light occasional noise from light marks.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Rogers All Stars | Nigeria
35.00 EUR
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SAM MANGWANA & AFRICAN ALL STARS - S/T - M'banda kazaka
Rare Abidjan soukous session by the leader, sleeve has aging & dirt, light brown water damage & peel off along mouth, writings on back.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / EX | Adios | Ivory Coast
75.00 EUR
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SERY SIMPLICE ET LES FRERES DJATIS - Le couronnement
tropical dancefloor tools for open minded deejays on this super scarce consistent Ivory Coast title in top shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG++ / EX | Ogoua international records | Ivory Coast
35.00 EUR
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THE NATURAL 7 / THE SEA BIRDS INTERNATIONAL - Sweet father vol. 1
4 tracks Nigerian soukous masterpiece on this rare release. Sleeve w/ strong aging & dirt, peel off on front & back, bites on bottom. Record plays w/ occasional noise from unremoveable dirt otherwise in nice shape.

LP | Cover / Rec >> G / VG | Hasbunalau record company | Nigeria
35.00 EUR
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ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO DE COTONOU - Trop parler c'est maladie
Heavy Congolese soukous on this rare Poly Rythmo LP. Sleeve has aging/dirt, peel off & light water damage along spine. Record has marks but plays with just light noise.

LP | Cover / Rec >> VG- / VG | Albarika store | Benin / Nigeria
30.00 EUR
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