Best World Music Albums of 2015

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power

 

World Music Central presents the list of Best World Music albums of 2015 in alphabetical order.

Ana Alcaide – Tales of Pangea (ARC Music), Spain/Indonesia

 

Bachar Mar-Khalifé – Ya Balad (InFine), Lebanon

 

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (Glitterbeat), Mali

 

BKO Quintet – Bamako Today (Buda Musique), Mali

 

Dizu Plaatjies and Friends Ubuntu – The Common String (Mountain Records), South Africa

 

Esko Järvelä Epic Male Band – Rye Groove (Esko Järvelä), Finland

 

Giuliano Gabriele – Madre (iworld), Italy

 

Griselda Sanderson – Radial (Waulk Records), Scotland

 

Kelly Thoma – 7Fish (Kelly Thoma), Greece

 

Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (Ponderosa Music & Art), Italy

 

Mamak Khadem – The Road (Innova), Iran/USA

 

Niyaz – Fourth Light (Six Degrees Records), Iran/USA

 

Ola Fresca – Elixir (Pipiki Records), USA

 

Pepe Luis Carmona Habichuela – La Vida Llega (Nuevos Medios), Spain

 

Sekou Kouyate – Sabaru (One World Records), Guinea

 

Shooglenifty – The Untied Know (Shoogle), Scotland

 

Taraf de Haïdouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs), Romania

 

Terakaft – Alone (OutHere Records), Mali

 

Te Vaka – Amataga (Warm Earth Records), Polynesia

 

Vilma Timonen Quartet – Drops (Bafe’s Factory), Finland

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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