Author Archives: Kalita Records

Okyerema Asante ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ repress!

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Kalita Records are extremely excited to repress once again their second release, Okyerema Asante’s Ghanaian disco monster, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’.

After touring the world and recording with both Hugh Masekela and Oneness of Juju, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ was Okyerema’s first solo record, released privately in limited numbers on his label Atumpan Records in 1980/1. Recorded and manufactured in the USA, but only ever released on the African continent, this self-funded, scarce, and brilliant afro-disco LP regularly exchanges hands for eye-watering prices. Continue reading

Kalita Records are proud to re-release Kallaloo’s ‘Star Child’!

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Kalita Records are proud and honoured to announce the first ever and official reissue of Kallaloo’s sought-after 1982 disco single ‘Star Child’, accompanied by interview-based liner notes. Originally released on Jeffrey Turpin’s Trinidadian record label IDA, ‘Star Child’ has since become highly sought-after by both DJs and collectors alike as an invisible, yet astonishing piece of Caribbean disco. Unable at the time to gain the traction and success that it deserved, we hope that this re-release provides an opportunity to bring such a great record to a much wider audience.

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Nana Tuffour ‘Sikyi Medley’ 12″ EP with CC:DISCO out now!

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Kalita Records and CC:EDITIONS (a new venture by Australia’s CC:DISCO!) jointly release a 12” EP comprised of four of Nana Tuffour’s greatest electronic burger highlife tracks, accompanied by interview-based liner notes. Here, in partnership with Nana, we select two highly sought-after songs from his 1993 release ‘Genesis’, namely ‘Sikyi Medley’ and ‘M’Anu Me Ho’, and pair them his with two lesser known yet equally deserving tracks ‘Asamando’ and ‘Jesus’ from his 1997 CD-only release ‘Highlife Tropicana’.

Hailing from Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region in Ghana, Nana Tuffour is by far one of the most important exponents of modern highlife music. He studied piano at college and cut his teeth in the ’70s as an organist and vocalist for the incomparable Kyeremanteng Atwede and Dr. K Gyasi’s Noble Kings Band. Continue reading