Carolina Soul Records – African Beats Sale

by David Turner

Big news in the latest newsletter from Carolina Soul Records in Durham, NC:

This Saturday, May 22nd through Friday, May 28th, we are proudly offering an in-store-only sale featuring original pressings imported directly from Africa. This collection of afrobeat, electro-funk, soukous, highlife, rumba, and soca is just a sampling of something special coming down the road, so don’t miss the chance to get an early look at these rare pieces. World music fans and eclectic collectors alike, book your in-store shopping appointment(s) now.

Featured in the sale you’ll find releases from the following African artists:

Fela Kuti  |  T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou  |  William Onyeabor  |  Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Azuanuka Nwamama & His African National  |  Orchestre Bota Du Congo  |  Orits Williki
Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25  |  Omenka Brothers Band  |  Nguashi N’timbo Mboyo
Nelly Uchendu  |  Princess Bumy Olajubu  |  Dan Ian  |  Douglas Ederi Chukwueke and His Olariche International Guitar Band  |  Okonkwo Asah & His Group of Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka |  Bunny Mack
African Sound Of Music  |  Rogana Ottah and His Black Heroes International  |  Prince Sparrows Band |   Franco Et L’Orch. TP OK Jazz
Odgyewu International Band Of Ghana  |  Special Moutouari Come Kosmos
Ashanti Afrika-Jah Int. Band of Ghana  |  Mary Kanu  |  Celestine Ukwu  |   Luambo Makiadi
New Waves (Dready Boys)  |  Iyke Peters  |  Franco Luambo Makiad
Prince David Bull & His Professional Seagulls   |  Actor Alile & His Ugie ‘75

Along with these original pressings, we’ve brought in some brand-new compilations and reissues of African classics.

Not able to make it by the store? Choose from ~11,000 and counting records in stock now on our Discogs page, and check out the big soul 45s auction on our eBay page happening now.

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