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Format: DVD+CD
Released: Dec 2010
Catalogue Number: SSRCD274
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various / secret stash - Pena

Stunning CD/DVD package of 17 original Afro-Peruvian recordings made in spring 2010 by Secret Stash label owners Eric Foss and Cory Wong. It comes not long after their ace 'Peruvian Funk' LP but documents a rather more unique and entirely indigenous sound which has been in evolution ever since the first Spanish conquistadors brought West African slaves to the mines and plantations of Peru some 500 years ago. Despite being stripped of their traditional musical instruments the displaced population developed a complex percussive music based around a style of precise foot tapping called Zapateo, which eventually gave way to the Cajón, basically a wooden box struck rhythmically which gives much of Afro-Peruvian music its distinctive hollow, sharp, percussive resonance. Nowadays those base rhythms have become fused with ornate Latin guitar and Spanish lyrics, but this is still a very distinct strand of the Afro-Latin diaspora unique to this region. Most of the songs you'll encounter were recorded using "Guerilla Recording Tactics", namely tracking in classrooms, offices, balconies or simply on the street, at once stripping the illusion of studio magic, and hugely increasing the innate beauty and sublime nature of the songs themselves, from the endearing summery swirl of 'Tarumbero', to the lazy porch recline of 'Quizas Un Dia Asi' and intricate instrumental narrative of Andres Prado's 'Chincha'. With the DVD and hugely impressive wooden box casing, this is a must for the world music traveller.

VARIOUS / SECRET STASH - Persian Funk, SECRET STASH
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Persian Funk

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*Includes a download coupon for entire album redeemable from the label*

DéROBé DANCE BAND - Gogoplata / Kem Dahg, SECRET STASH
PETER KING - Omo Lewa, SECRET STASH
NKENGAS - Destruction, SECRET STASH
K. FRIMPONG & HIS CUBANO FIESTAS - K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas, SECRET STASH
PETER KING - African Dialects, SECRET STASH
PETER KING - African Dialects, SECRET STASH
PAZY & THE BLACK HIPPIES - Wa Ho Ha, SECRET STASH
PAZY & THE BLACK HIPPIES - Wa Ho Ha, SECRET STASH
MICKEY MURRAY - People Are Together, SECRET STASH
GEORGE DANQUAH - Hot and Jumpy, SECRET STASH

DéROBé DANCE BAND

Gogoplata / Kem Dahg

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Format_dot_vinyl7" // £5.49

 

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PETER KING

Omo Lewa

SECRET STASH

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label.

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NKENGAS

Destruction

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Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

 

**Vintage, rare Afro dance heat reissued for the first time. Includes liner notes and photos**

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K. FRIMPONG & HIS CUBANO FIESTAS

K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas

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Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

 

The second of K. Frimpong’s two self-titled albums released during Ghana’s music explosion of the 70's

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PETER KING

African Dialects

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Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

 

Peter King's heavyweight fusions of reggae, highlife and and Afro-funk, originally recorded 1979 in London.

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PETER KING

African Dialects

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Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

**Faithful recreation and reissue of Nigerian legend Peter King's heavyweight fusions of reggae, highlife**

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PAZY & THE BLACK HIPPIES

Wa Ho Ha

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Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

**Badass, hybrid Afrobeat/reggae/highlife rarity from Benin City, Nigeria circa 1978**

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PAZY & THE BLACK HIPPIES

Wa Ho Ha

SECRET STASH

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

 

**Badass, hybrid Afrobeat/reggae/highlife rarity from Benin City, Nigeria circa 1978**

MICKEY MURRAY

People Are Together

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Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

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GEORGE DANQUAH

Hot and Jumpy

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Format_dot_vinylLP // £18.49

 

*First ever reissue of this rare LP of '70s reggae and soul from Ghana. Includes download code*

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VARIOUS / MISSISSIPPI - Seven Skeletons Found in the Yard: Trinidad Calypsos 1928 - 1947, MISSISSIPPI
VARIOUS - Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru, LUAKA BOP
TOM ZE - The Hips Of Tradition, LUAKA BOP
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KEYBOARD - Hungry Man, Soundway Records
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LES AMBASSADEURS - Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako (Vol. 1), Sterns Africa
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Bosporus Bridges: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk

TWIMO RECORDS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

 

'Bosporus Bridges' collects eleven heavy jazz and funk grooves from Turkey circa 1968-1978.

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Music From The Mountain Provinces

Numero Group

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

David Blair Stiffler's 1988 excursion to the isolated Mountain Province of the Northern Philippines.

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SHALUZA MAX / TABU LEY ROCHEREAU

Mangase / Hafi Deo

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Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

 

Soundway Records present a special summer tribute double a-side 12...

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EL MAHDY JR.

Last Breath / Last Deal

ZamZam Sounds

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.49

 

Borderless steppers from Algeria-born Turkish resident and riddim craftsman, El Mahdy Jr.

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KELOMPOK KAMPUNGAN

Kelompok Kampungan EP

STRAWBERRY RAIN

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £17.99

 

Addendum of previously unreleased Indonesian prog folk gems. Housed in paste-on jacket.

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VARIOUS / MISSISSIPPI

Seven Skeletons Found in the Yard: Trinidad Calypsos 1928 - 1947

MISSISSIPPI

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

 

Great compilation of Calypso classics from Trinidad recorded between 1928 and 1947.

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VARIOUS

Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

 

Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label.

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TOM ZE

The Hips Of Tradition

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

 

Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label.

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VARIOUS

Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (Vinyl Edition)

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

 

Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label.

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KEYBOARD

Hungry Man

Soundway Records

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

*Super slick, synth-heavy and seductive soul-funk from Nigeria circa 1978!

SöNDöRGő

Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks

Riverboat Records

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

LES AMBASSADEURS

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako (Vol. 1)

Sterns Africa

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99