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LUAKA BOP is a world music -oriented record label established by musician and record producer David Byrne
David Byrne
, former lead singer and guitarist for the art rock –new wave band Talking Heads
Talking Heads
. Originally established in 1988, the label has been wholly independent since leaving V2 Records in 2006. Previously the label had distribution relationships with Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records
and Narada /Virgin /EMI Records .

Luaka Bop
Luaka Bop
has released compilations representing sounds from around the world, as well as full-length albums, EPs, and singles from individual artists, including Byrne himself. BRAZIL CLASSICS, the label's first compilation series, consists of seven albums surveying genres ranging from Samba
Samba
to Tropicália
Tropicália
, as well as individual artists. Cuba Classics and Asia Classics followed a similar pattern. The label branched out into Afro-Peruvian and "Afropean" music with albums by Susana Baca and Zap Mama
Zap Mama
, respectively. World Psychedelic Classics is a series of five albums including artists such as Shuggie Otis , Os Mutantes , and various West African musicians of the late 1960s.

CONTENTS

* 1 Name and branding * 2 Artists * 3 Discography * 4 References * 5 External links

NAME AND BRANDING

Byrne took the phrase "Luaka Bop" from the inner packaging of a specialty tea which is sold in England. Luaka is the name of a tea importer. Their "Broken Orange Pekoe" is packaged in a silver foil block; when the sleeve is removed, it reveals a white label that reads "Luaka BOP". In 1989 Byrne hired Yale Evelev as president of the label.

The Luaka Bop
Luaka Bop
logo design was conceived by David Byrne
David Byrne
and illustrated by Tibor Kalman .

Kalman also designed the first two Brazil Classics albums and began the tradition of the split-color spine, which was altered with every change in distribution. Other designers from Kalman's M -webkit-column-count: 3; column-count: 3;">

* A.R. Kane * Atomic Bomb! Band * Susana Baca * Waldemar Bastos * Bloque de Búsqueda * Cornershop
Cornershop
* David Byrne
David Byrne
* Delicate Steve * Doug Hream Blunt * Floating Points * Los Amigos Invisibles * Javelin * Shoukichi Kina * King Changó * Kings Go Forth * Los de Abajo * Mimi * Nouvelle Vague * Os Mutantes * Shuggie Otis
Shuggie Otis
* William Onyeabor * The +2’s * Silvio Rodríguez
Silvio Rodríguez
* Si*Sé * Geggy Tah * Jim White * Zap Mama
Zap Mama
* Tim Maia
Tim Maia
* Tom Zé
Tom Zé

DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST TITLE CATALOG NUMBER RELEASE DATE

Various Artists Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical 25805 1989-01

David Byrne
David Byrne
Rei Momo
Rei Momo
25990 1989-10

Various Artists Brazil Classics 2: O Samba
Samba
26019 1989-11

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Brazil Classics 4: The Best of Tom Zé
Tom Zé
26323 1990-11

Various Artists Brazil Classics 3: Forro etc.: Music of the Brazilian Northeast 26323 1991-03

Silvio Rodríguez
Silvio Rodríguez
Cuba Classics 1: The Best of Silvio Rodríguez
Silvio Rodríguez
26789 1991-03

Various Artists Cuba Classics 2: Dancing With the Enemy 26580 1991-06

David Byrne
David Byrne
The Forest 26584 1991-06

A.R. Kane Americana 26669 1992-01

David Byrne
David Byrne
Uh-Oh 26799 1992-03

Vijaya Anand Asia Classics 1: The South Indian Film Music of Viajaya Anand: Dance Raja Dance 26847 1992-04

Vijaya Anand "Dancing Is Beautiful" (12") 40636 1992

Various Artists Cuba Classics 3: Diablo al Inferno 45107 1992-11

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
"Bottom" (single) 41002 1992

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Brazil 5: The Return of Tom Zé: The Hips of Tradition 45118 1992-11

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
Adventures in Afropea 1 45183 1993

Djur Djura Adventures in Afropea 2: The Best of Djur Djura: Voice of Silence 45211 1993-10

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
Sabsylma 46486 1994

Shoukichi Kina Asia Classics 2: The Best of Shoukichi Kina: Peppermint Tea
Tea
House 45159 1994-05

David Byrne
David Byrne
David Byrne
David Byrne
(album) 46605 1994-05

Geggy Tah Grand Opening 45254 1994-05

A.R. Kane New Clear Child 45253 1994-09

Various Artists The Soul of Black Peru: Afro-Peruvian Classics 45876 1995-05

Original Soundtrack Blue In The Face 45921 1995-09

Cornershop
Cornershop
Woman\'s Gotta Have It 46018 1995-10

Cornershop
Cornershop
"W.O.G. – The U.S Western Oriental mixes" (single) 43648 1995

Various Artists Adventures in Afropea 3: Telling Stories to the Sea 45669 1995

Geggy Tah Sacred Cow 46113 1996

King Changó King Changó 46288 1995-10

Paulo Bragança Amai 46334 1996-08

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
Seven 45537 1997

Jim White Wrong-Eyed Jesus 46472 1996-10

David Byrne
David Byrne
Feelings 46605 1997-04

Susana Baca Susana Baca 46627 1997-09

Cornershop
Cornershop
When I Was Born for the 7th Time 46576 1997-09

Waldemar Bastos Pretaluz 46481 1998-03

Los Amigos Invisibles The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera 46839 1998-03

Mimi Goese Soak 46651 1998-05

Cornershop
Cornershop
"Sleep on the Left Side"/"Brimful of Asha" (single) 44524 1998

Los de Abajo Los de Abajo (album) 46974 1998-08

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Fabrication Defect 46953 1998-09

Mimi Goese "Piece of Cake" 6 80899 5003-2-6 1998

Bloque Bloque (album) 47060 1998-10

Various Artists Beleza Tropical 2: Novo! Mais! Melhor! 46275 1998-11

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Postmodern Platos (EP) PRO-CD-9561 1999-05

Os Mutantes World Psychedelic Classics 1: Brazil: The Best of Os Mutantes 47251 1999-06

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
A Ma Zone 7243 8 48412 2 5/V2-48412 1999-10

King Changó Return of El Santo 7243 8 50307 2 7/V2-50307 2000

Various Artists Luaka Bop
Luaka Bop
10th Anniversary: Zero Accidents on the Job 7243 8 48922 2 7/V2-48922 2000

"Clinton" Disco and the Halfway to Discontent ASW 48792 2000

Los Amigos Invisibles Arepa 3000 6 80899 0041-2-1 2000

Susana Baca Eco do Sombras 6 80899 0042-2-0 2000

Jim White No Such Place 6 80899 0043-2-2 2001

Si*Sé The Rain (Where Do I Begin?) (EP) 7243 8 11667 2 7/V2-11667 2001

David Byrne Look into the Eyeball 7243 8 50924 2 8/V2-50924 2001

Jim White Gimme Five 6 80899 5002-2-7 2001

Geggy Tah Into the Oh 6 80899 0044-2-8 2001

Shuggie Otis
Shuggie Otis
World Psychedelic Classics 2: California Soul: Inspiration Information 6 80899 0045-2-7 2001

Si*Sé Si*Sé (album) 6 80899 0046-2-6 2001

Los de Abajo Cybertropic Chilango Power 6 80899 0047-2-5 2001

Susana Baca Espiritu Vivo 6 80899 0048-2-4 2002

Si*Sé "The Rain (Where Do I Begin?)" (single) 7243 8 38802 2 5/V2-38802 2002

Moreno + Two Music Typewriter 6 80899 0049-2-3 2002

Various Artists The Only Blip Hop Record You’ll Ever Need, Vol. 1 6 80899 0050-2-9 2002

Various Artists Cuisine Non-Stop: Introduction to The French Nouvelle Generation 6 80899 0051-2-8 2002

Various Artists World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 3: Love\'s a Real Thing 6 80899 0052-2-7 2004

Domenico + Two Sincerely Hot 6 80899 0053-2-6 2004

Los Amigos Invisibles The Venezuelan Zinga Son, Vol . 1 6 80899 0054-2-5 2004

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
Ancestry In Progress 6 8089-90056-2 2004

Zap Mama
Zap Mama
Push It To The Max 6 80899 5005-2-4 2006

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Estudande O Pagode: Na Opereta Segregamulher E Amor 6 8089-90062-2 2006

Various Artists Luaka Bop
Luaka Bop
Remix VVR1041052 2006

Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Live 6 80899 0068-2-8 2007

Various Artists What\'s Happening In Pernambuco: New Sounds of the Brazilian Northeast 6 80899 0065-2-1 2008

Jim White A Funny Little Cross To Bear Live (EP) 6 80899 5016-2-0 2008

Jim White Transnormal Skiperoo 6 80899 0069-2-7 2008

Yonlu A Society In Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre 6 80899 0070-2-3 2009

Susana Baca Seis Poemas 6 80899 5017-2-9 2009

Marcio Local Says Don Dree Don Day Don Don: Adventures In Samba
Samba
Soul 6 80899 0071-2-2 2009

The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! I Love You I Love You I Love You and I’m In Love With You! Have an Awesome Day! 6 80899 0073-2-0 2009

Javelin No Mas 6 80899 0074-2-9 2010

Kings Go Forth The Outsiders Are Back 6 80899 0075-2-8 2010

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Studies of Tom Ze/Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (box set) 6 80899 8001-1-2 2010

Tom Zé
Tom Zé
Estudando A Bossa (Nordeste Plaza) 6 80899 0072-2-1 2010

Kings Go Forth Don\'t Take My Shadow: The Tom Moulton Mixes (12") 6 80899 4508-1-2 2010

Javelin "Coleridge" b/w "Colleagues" (7") 6 80899 4511-1-6 2011

Delicate Steve "Butterfly" b/w "Albatross" (7") 6 80899 4510-1-7 2011

Delicate Steve Wondervisions 6 80899 0076-2-7 2011

Susana Baca Afrodiaspora 6 80899 0077-2-6 2011

Javelin Canyon Candy 6 80899 5019-1-0 2011

Bright Moments Natives 6 80899 0078-2-6 2012

Javelin EP 1 & EP 2 6 80899 5020-3-0 2012

Delicate Steve Positive Force 6 80899 0081-1-2 2012

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang En Yay Sah 6 80899 0080-1-3 2012

Tim Maia
Tim Maia
World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul of Tim Maia
Tim Maia
6 80899 0067-1-2 2012

Javelin Hi Beams 6 80899 0082-1-1 2013

Various Artists Adventures in Afropea 3: Telling Stories to the Sea 6 80899 0021-1-0 2013

William Onyeabor World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor? 6 80899 0079-2-4 2013

Doug Hream Blunt My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt: Featuring the Hit "Gentle Persuasion" 6 80899 0083-2-7 2015

Floating Points Elaenia 6 80899 0085-2-5 2016

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* ^ "Luaka Bop". Retrieved 2014-08-01. (official website) * ^ Interview with Yale Evelev, Dust and Grooves, August 2012 * ^ "Welcome to Luaka Bop