The album Targ by Tunisian act Bargou 08 has reached the top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in April 2017. The band combines Tunisian highland traditional music with electronica and rock.
Band members include Lassaed Bougalmi on gasba, zokra (traditional reed instruments); Imed Rezgui on bendir (frame drum); Nidhal Yahyaoui on vocals, wtar (lute); Sofyan Ben Youssef on synthesizer; and Benjamin Chaval on drums.
To see the complete chart, visit: www.transglobalwmc.com
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.