Transglobal World Music Chart for July 2016

Amerli, an album featuring twenty musicians who are refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tibet is the number 1 this month at the Transglobal World Music Chart.

The Refugees for Refugees artists featured in the album currently live in Belgium: Ali Shaker Hassan Albayati (qanun), Asad Qizilbash (sarod), Bassel Abu Fakher (cello), Bassel Khalil (guitar), Dolma Renqingi (vocals), Fakher Madallal (vocals, percussion), Hussein Rassim (ud), Kelsang Hula (dramyen, vocals), Khaled Alhafez (vocals, percussion), Majid Zare (tabla), Mohammad Aman Yusufi (dambura, vocals), Javad Mousavi Seyed (percussion), Norbu Pam (guitar), Norbu Tsering (flute, vocals, dramyen, erhu), Shalan Alhamwy (violin), Tammam Al Ramadan (ney), Tarek Alsayed Yahya (ud), Yeshi Wangyal (vocals)

Guests: Dahlia Mees (erhu), Emre Gültekin (saz, vocals), Nilgün Aksoy (vocals), Pieter Lenaerts (double bass), Robbe Kieckens (percussion), Simon Leleux (percussion), Tristan Driessens (ud) and Vardan Hovanissian (duduk).

1. Refugees for Refugees – Amerli (Muziekpublique)
2. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
3. 2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (ECC Records)
4. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
5. Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (Glitterbeat Records)
6. Bombino – Azel (Partisan Records)
7. Calypso Rose – Far from Home (Because Music)
8. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans -(Collectif Çok Malko)
9. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
10. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
11. Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold – Deutsche Grammophon
12. Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
13. Mabiisi – Mabiisi (Akwaaba Music)
14. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
15. Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht – Dvojka (Glitterbeat Records)
16. 9Bach – Anian (Real World Records)
17. Kimi Djabaté – Kanamalu (Red Orange Recordings)
18. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat Records)
19. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
20. Vigüela – Temperamento (ARC Music)

21. DagaDana – Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando)
22. Kepa Junkera – Maletak (Fol Música)
23. V.A. – Every Song Has its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Glitterbeat Records)
24. Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate – Monistic Theory (Cumbancha)
25. Terra Sangue Mare – Terra Sangue Mare (Terra Sangue Mare)
26. Mor Karbasi – Ojos de Novia (Alama Records)
27. Sampo Lassila Narinkka – Vierailla Mailla / In Strange Lands (Narinkaattori Records)
28. Djelimady Tounkara – Djely Blues (Label Bleu)
29. The Gloaming – 2 (Real World Records)
30. Fanfare Ciocărlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango Records)
31. Burak Malçok – Saklı Nefes / Hidden Breath (Onearth Records)
33. Mahsa Vahdat – A Cappella: The Sun Will Rise (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
33. Gerardo Núñez & Ulf Wakenius – Logos (Act Music)
34. Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona – Soundcity (Finisterre)
35. Jean-Luc Thomas & Ravichandra Kulur – Magic Flutes (Hirustica)
36. Joseph Tawadros – World Music (Joseph Tawadros)
37. Bitori – Legend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands (Analog Africa)
38. Konono Nº1 meets Batida – Konono Nº1 meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
39. Maarja Nuut – Une Meeles (Marina Records)
40. Kel Assouf – Tikounen (Igloo Records)

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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