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In association with DJ Amir and 180 Proof Records, BBE Music proudly presents ‘Strata Records – The Sound of Detroit – Reimagined by Jazzanova’, a brand new celebration of the iconic imprint. How does the Berlin-based production collective Jazzanova find…

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Announcing new album ‘Strata Records – The Sound of Detroit – Reimagined by Jazzanova’, BBE Music, DJ Amir and 180 Proof records present the first single from the project, ‘Creative Musicians, featuring remixes by Waajeed and Henrik Schwarz. ‘Strata Records…

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BBE Music celebrates the centenary of recorded Ghana Highlife music with a double album reissue of two rare 80s LPs recorded by the late Atakora Manu, AFRO HIGHLIFE and OMINTIMINIM. Born in Toase, Ghana, a proud Asante, Atakoras musical talent…

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BBE Music takes a look back at what’s been a strange and turbulent twelve months in all our lives, offering up its Staff Selections for 2020, as chosen by the label team themselves. It’s been a year many of us…

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Boddhi Satva joins forces with fellow African music heroes Preto Show, Stonebwoy & Tenny for Dancehall / Afrobeats heavy hitter ‘Ragga Ragga’. Enlisting a stellar trio of vocal talents for ‘Ragga Ragga’, Boddhi Satva lays down a potent Dancehall production,…

Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers – Ozobia Special

Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Sound’s one and only album, Ozobia Special, is an early 80s Igbo Highlife masterpiece, drawing on Ghana Highlife as well as traditional Ogene 6/8 bell tempos. Nkem Njoku’s only album as leader, this LP epitomizes the…

Tabansi Studio Band – Wakar Alhazai Kano / Mus’en Sofoa

Tabansi Studio Band – Wakar Alhazai Kano & Mus’En Sofua: four incredible slices of almost- undiscovered late-70s/early 80s Afrobeat magic, but not Fela’s Yoruba/Pidgin Afrobeat. This is Igbo and Hausa Afrobeat- two very different and rarely heard styles. For the…

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In 1979 the late Congolese musician Lumingu Zorro, protégé of Kinshasa’s legendary 60s band leader Dr Nico, recorded Mosese, his only pre-2000 solo album, for the Tabansi label- and this is it. CHAMPETA STORM WARNING! The first-ever reissue of one…

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BBE Music proudly present a sampler of its major West African label series, Tabansi Gold, giving a taste of the sixty or so titles to be reissued over the next couple of years. Taking advantage of the growing lack of…