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Transglobal World Music Chart for June 2016

Turareg musician Bombino continues to dominate the Transglobal World Music Chart with a repeat number 1 spot in June 2016.

1. Bombino – Azel (Partisan Records)
2. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
3. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
4. 2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source – ECC Records
5. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
6. Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
7. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
8. Konono Nº1 meets Batida – Konono Nº1 meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
9. Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht – Dvojka (Glitterbeat Records)
10. Fanfare Ciocărlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango Records)
11. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
13. The Gloaming – 2 (Real World Records)
14. DagaDana – Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando)
15. Rokia Traoré – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
16. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans (Collectif Çok Malko)
17. Deolinda – Outra Histórias (Universal Music)
18. V.A. – Every Song Has its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Glitterbeat Records)
19. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
20. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat Records)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for May 2016

Azel, the new album by Nigerien guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer Bombino has reached the top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in May 2016.

May 2016 Chart

1. Bombino – Azel (Partisan Records)
2. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
3. Rokia Traoré – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
4. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
5. Konono Nº1 meets Batida – Konono Nº1 meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
6. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
7. Fanfare Ciocărlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango Records)
8. The Gloaming – 2 (Real World Records)
9. Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona – Soundcity – Finisterre
10. Katerina Tsiridou – Aman Katerina: A Tribute to Panayiotis Toundas (Protasis Music)
11. Sociedade Recreativa – Sociedade Recreativa (La Chaudière Production / Jarring Effects)
12. Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht – Dvojka (Glitterbeat Records)
13. V.A. – Every Song Has its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Glitterbeat Records)
14. Las Hermanas Caronni – Navega Mundos (Les Grands Fleuves)
15. Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
16. DagaDana – Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando)
17. Sidestepper – Supenatural Love (Real World Records)
18. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
19. Karsh Kale – Up (Six Degrees Records)
20. Päre – Hausjärvi Beat (Zebo Records)

21. 2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (ECC Records)
22. Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus – Al Viento (InFiné)
23. Pulsar Trio – Cäthes traum (T3 Records)
24. Filippo Gambetta – Otto Baffi (Filippo Gambetta)
25. Eva Salina – Lema Lema: Eva Salina Sings Šaban Bajramović (Vogiton Records)
26. Manuel Volpe & Rhabdomantic Orchestra – Albore (Agogo Records)
27. Zulya and the Children of the Underground – On Love and Science (Zulya and the Children of the Underground)
28. Amsterdam Klezmer Band – Oyoyoy (Amsterdam Klezmer Band)
29. Vesevo – Vesevo (Agualoca Records)
30. Michael Messer’s Mitra – Call of the Blues (Knife Edge Records)
31. Osei Korankye – Seperewa of Ghana: Ɛmmerɛ nyina nsɛ (Akwaaba Music)
32. Vigüela – Temperamento (ARC Music)
33. Ex aequo:
Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina – De Cerca (Universal Music Spain)
Galandum Galundaina – Quatrada (Açor)
35. Claudia Aurora – Mulher do Norte (Red Orange Recordings)
36. Joseph Tawadros – World Music (Joseph Tawadros)
37. Rocky Marsiano – Meu Kamba Vol. Dois (Akwaaba Music)
38. Kimi Djabaté – Kanamalu (Red Orange Recordings)
39. Seheno – Hazo Kely (Lokanga)
40. Afenginn – Opus (Tutl / Westpark Music)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for April 2016

The album Né So by Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traore repeats as number one album of the Transglobal World Music Chart in April 2016.

April 2016 Chart

1. Rokia Traoré – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
2. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
3. Las Hermanas Caronni – Navega Mundos (Les Grands Fleuves)
4. The Gloaming – 2 (Real World Records)
5. Sidestepper – Supenatural Love (Real World Records)
6. Fanfare Ciocărlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango Records)
7. Bombino – Azel (Partisan Records)
8. Konono Nº1 meets Batida – Konono Nº1 meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
9. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
10. Michael Messer’s Mitra – Call of the Blues (Knife Edge Records)
11. Baaba Maal – The Traveller (Marathon Artists / Palm Recordings)
12. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
13. Divanhana – Zukva (ARC Music)
14. Karsh Kale – Up (Six Degrees Records)
15. Katerina Tsiridou – Aman Katerina: A Tribute to Panayiotis Toundas (Protasis Music)
16. Sociedade Recreativa – Sociedade Recreativa (La Chaudière Production / Jarring Effects)
17. Zulya and the Children of the Underground – On Love and Science (Zulya and the Children of the Underground)
18. Tęgie Chłopy – Dansing (Muzyka Odnaleziona)
19. Élage Diouf – Melokáane (Pump Up the World)
20. BandAdriatica – Babilonia (Finisterre)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for March 2016

The album Né So by Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traore is the number one album of the Transglobal World Music Chart in March 2016.

March 2016 Chart

1. Rokia Traoré – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
2. Baaba Maal – The Traveller (Marathon Artists / Palm Recordings)
3. Sidestepper – Supenatural Love (Real World Records)
4. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
5. Las Hermanas Caronni – Navega Mundos (Les Grands Fleuves)
6. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch Records)
7. Bixiga 70 – III (Glitterbeat Records)
8. Divanhana – Zukva (ARC Music)
9. Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Touristes (Six Degrees Records)
10. Zulya and the Children of the Underground – On Love and Science (Zulya and the Children of the Underground)
11. Tęgie Chłopy – Dansing (Muzyka Odnaleziona)
12. Lura – Herança (Lusafrica)
13, Michael Messer’s Mitra – Call of the Blues (Knife Edge Records)
14. The Gloaming – 2 (Real World Records)
15. Dizu Plaatjies and Friends – Ubuntu-The Common String (Mountain Records)
16. Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time (The Nest Collective)
17. Élage Diouf – Melokáane (Pump Up the World)
18. Bareto – Impredecible (World Village)
19. Čači Vorba – Šatrika (Oriente Musik)
20. Konono Nº1 meets Batida – Konono Nº1 meets Batida (Crammed Discs)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for January 2016

Lura - Herança
Lura – Herança

 

Afro-Portuguese artist Lura reached the top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in January 2016.

1 Lura – Herança (Lusafrica)
2 Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time (The Nest Collective)
3 Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Touristes (Six Degrees Records)
4 L’Attirail – La Route Interieure (Les Chantiers Sonores)
5 Kandia Kouyaté – Renascence (Stern’s Music)
6 Kreiz Breizh Akademi – 5ed Round (Innacor)
7 Dizu Plaatjies and Friends – Ubuntu-The Common String (Mountain Records)
8 Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express – Junun (Nonesuch)
9 Bixiga 70 – III (Glitterbeat Records)
10 Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit (Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records)
11 Čači Vorba – Šatrika (Oriente Musik)
12 Oratnitza – Folktron (Fusion Embassy)
13 Sahra Halgan Trio – Faransiskiyo Somaliland (Buda Musique)
14 Polyversal Souls – Invisible Joy (Philophon)
15 Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Moorka (Lemon Bucket Orkestra)
16 Carles Dénia i La Nova Rimaire – L’Home Insomne (Comboi Records)
17 Griselda Sanderson – Radial (Waulk Records)
18 Te Vaka – Amataga (Warm Earth Records)
19 Zohar Fresco – Tof Miriam (Zohar Fresco)
20 V.A. – Lost in Mali (Riverboat / World Music Network)

More about the chart: www.transglobalwmc.com

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Transglobal World Music Chart Announces Best 50 World Music Albums of the Year

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

 

The Transglobal World Music Chart, the international panel of music critics and radio DJs revealed today the list of best word music recordings in 2015. Malian band Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba reached the top of the chart.

1 Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power – Glitterbeat Records
2 Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time – The Nest Collective
3 Bixiga 70 – III – Glitterbeat Records
4 Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses – Monsieur Doumani
5 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Quaranta – Ponderosa Music & Art
6 Lila Downs – Balas y Chocolate – Sony Music
7 Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project – Ponderosa Music & Art
8 Efrén López – El Fill del Llop – Buda Musique
9 Cheikh Lô – Balbalou – Chapter Two Records
10 Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile – Transgressive Records
11 Totó la Momposina – Tambolero – Real World Records
12 Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit – Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records
13 Lura – Herança – Lusafrica
14 BKO Quintet – Bamako Today – Buda Musique
15 Kapela Maliszów – Mazurki Niepojęte – Karrot Kommando
16 Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band – Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band – Strut Records
17 Kandia Kouyaté – Renascence – Sterns Music
18 Taraf de Haïdouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts – Crammed Discs
19 Buena Vista Social Club – Lost and Found – World Circuit
20 Kardeş Türküler – Kerwanê – Network Medien / Membran / Kalan Müzik
21 Terakaft – Alone – Outhere Records
22 Tiganá Santana – Tempo & Magma – Ajabu!
23 Kelly Thoma – 7 Fish – Kelly Thoma
24 El Naán – Código de Barros – ARC Music
25 Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa – World Circuit
26 Dizu Plaatjies and Friends – Ubuntu-The Common String – Mountain Records
27 Amadou Balaké – In Conclusion – Sterns Music
28 Youssou N’Dour et le Super Étoile de Dakar – Fatteliku (Live in Athens 1987) – Real World Records
29 Carles Dénia i La Nova Rimaire – L’Home Insomne – Comboi Records
30 Griselda Sanderson – Radial – Waulk Records
31 Souad Massi – El Mutakallimûn – Wrasse Records
32 Samba Touré – Gandadiko – Glitterbeat Records
33 Le Vent Du Nord – Têtu – Borealis Records
34 Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Touristes – Six Degrees Records
35 Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca – At Home – Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi
36 Anouar Brahem – Souvenance – ECM Records
37 Daby Touré – Amonafi – Cumbancha
38 Titi Robin avec Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri – World Village / Harmonia Mundi
39 Blick Bassy – Akö – Nø Førmat!
40 The Souljazz Orchestra – Resistance – Strut Records
41 St Germain – St Germain – Nonesuch Records
42 Anoushka Shankar – Home – Deutsche Grammophon
43 Seckou Keita – 22 Strings – ARC Music
44 Officina Zoè – Mamma Sirena – Anima Mundi
45 Te Vaka – Amataga – Warm Earth Records
46 Lamia Bediuoi & The Desert Fish – Athamra – Lamia Bediuoi & The Desert Fish
47 Den Sorte Skole – Indians & Cowboys – Den Sorte Skole
48 Bolo – Bolo – Bolo Music
49 Čači Vorba – Šatrika – Oriente Musik
50 Mahsa Vahdat – Traces of an Old Vineyard – Kirkelig Kulturverksted

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Transglobal World Music Chart for December 2015

Bixiga 70 - III
Bixiga 70 – III

 

The results are in. This is the Transglobal World Music Chart for December 2015. Brazilian band Bixiga 70 tops the chart this month.

  1. Bixiga 70 – III (Glitterbeat Records)
  2. Kandia Kouyate – Renascence (Stern’s)
  3. Sam Lee – The Fade In Time (The Nest Collective)
  4. Carles Dénia i La Nova Rimaire – L’Home Insomne (Comboi Records)
  5. V.A. – Lost in Mali (Riverboat / World Music Network)
  6. Lura – Herança (Lusafrica)
  7. Saba Anglana – Ye Katama Hod (Felmay)
  8. Dizu Plaatjies and Friends – Ubuntu: The Common String (Mountain Records)
  9. Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
  10. Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Touristes (Six Degrees Records)
  11. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit (Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records)
  12. Seffarine – De Fez a Jerez (Seffarine Music)
  13. Mamak Khadem – The Road (Innova Recordings)
  14. Youssou N’Dour et le Super Étoile De Dakar – Fatteliku (Live In Athens 1987) (Real World Records)
  15. L’Attirail – La Route Interieure (Les Chantiers Sonores)
  16. Te Vaka – Amataga (Warm Earth Records)
  17. Griselda Sanderson – Radial (Waulk Records)
  18. Zohar Fresco – Tof Miriam (Zohar Fresco)
  19. Cheikh Lô – Balbalou (Chapter Two Records)
  20. Čači Vorba – Šatrika (Oriente Musik)
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Transglobal World Music Chart for November 2015

Monsieur Doumani - Sikoses
Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses

 

The Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) released today the November 2015 list of top world music recordings. This chart is selected by a panel of international journalists and radio DJs representing various continents. Cypriot band Monsieur Doumani reached the number one position.

1. Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses – Monsieur Doumani
2. Bixiga 70 – III – Glitterbeat Records
3. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power – Glitterbeat Records
4. Youssou N’Dour et le Super Étoile De Dakar – Fatteliku (Live In Athens 1987) – Real World Records
5. Efrén López – El Fill del Llop – Buda Musique
6. Totó la Momposina – Tambolero – Real World Records
7. Cheikh Lô – Balbalou – Chapter Two Records
8. V.A. – Lost in Mali – Riverboat / World Music Network
9. Amadou Balaké – In Conclusion – Stern’s Music
10. Mariem Hassan & Vadiya Mint el Hanevi – Baila, Sahara, Baila – Nubenegra
11. Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project – Ponderosa Music & Art
12. Kardeş Türküler – Kerwanê – Network Medien / Membran / Kalan Müzik
13. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit – Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records
14. Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time – The Nest Collective
15. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Quaranta – Ponderosa Music & Art
16. BKO Quintet – Bamako Today – Buda Musique
17. Kelly Thoma – 7 Fish – Kelly Thoma
18. Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca – At Home – Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi
19. Lila Downs – Balas y Chocolate – Sony Music
20. Sekou Kouyaté – Sabaru – One World Records

More information at Transglobal World Music Chart

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The Transglobal World Music Chart Releases its First Chart October 1, 2015

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

 

The newly created Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) released today, October 1st, 2015 the first list of its history. The Transglobal World Music Chart features the top world music recordings of the month selected by a panel of international journalists and radio DJs representing various continents. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba’s album Ba Power took the number one position.

1) Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (Glitterbeat Records)
2) Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Quaranta (Ponderosa Music & Art)
3) Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
4) Totó la Momposina – Tambolero (Real World Records)
5) Taraf de Haïdouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs)
6) Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit (Six Degrees Records)
7) Titi Robin avec Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri (World Village)
8) Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit Records)
9) Samba Touré – Gandadiko (Glitterbeat Records)
10) Debashish Bhattacharya – Slide Guitar Ragas from Dusk till Dawn (Riverboat / World Music Network)
11) Terakaft – Alone (OutHere Records)
12) Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca – At Home (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
13) Monoswezi – Monoswezi Yanga (Riverboat / World Music Network)
14) Novalima – Planetario (Wonderwheel Recordings)
15) Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile (Transgressive Records)
16) Kelly Thoma – 7 Fish (Kelly Thoma)
17) Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (Ponderosa Music)
18) Efrén López – El Fill del Llop (Buda Musique)
19) Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band – Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band (Strut Records)
20) Amadou Balaké – In Conclusion (Stern’s Music)

Members of the TWMC panel: Araceli Tzigane (Spain), Ángel Romero Ruiz (USA), Juan Antonio Vázquez (Spain), Seth Jordan (Australia), Tony Hillier (Australia), Charlie Crooijmans (The Netherlands), Patrik Lindgren (Sweden), Nigel Wood (Ireland), Dore Stein (USA), Roger Holdsworth (Australia), Radio Mixticius (Colombia), Madan Rao (India), Gil Medovoy (USA), Chris Heim (USA), Ciro de Rosa (Italy), Scott Stevens (USA), Hendrick T.S. Foh (Malaysia), Cliff Furnald (USA), Jaïr Tchong (The Netherlands), Rob Weisberg (USA), Toni Polo (France/Spain), Nicolás Falcoff (Argentina), Masakazu Kitanaka (Japan), Jordi Demésenllà (Spain), Rafael Mieses (Dominican Republic), Luís Rei (Portugal), Jean Trouillet (Germany), Evangeline Kim (USA), Willi Klopottek (Luxembourg/Germany), Betto Arcos (Mexico/USA), Thorsten Bednarz (Germany), Alejandro López (Spain), Jon Kertzer (USA) , Ken Stowar (Canada), Jirí Moravcík (Czech Republic).

More details about the Transglobal World Music Chart

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The First Transglobal World Music Chart to Be Announced in October

Transglobal_World_Music_Chart

 

The Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC), a new world music” best of the month” listing, will reveal its first chart in October 2015.

The Transglobal World Music Chart is a network of international world music writers and radio DJs who specialize in various forms of world music: traditional and contemporary folk music, world beat, global fusion, global electronica and any other form of music rooted in tradition.

The new chart has a global vision, including representatives from various continents, seeking to expose the sounds of the planet based on merit and talent rather than popularity.

Starting in October, the TWMC will release a monthly chart. There will also be a “best of the year” chart at the end of each year. The TWMC is projected to include productions recorded in any country, including self-releases and small indie label recordings.

To contact chart members go to www.transglobalwmc.com/members/

The administrators and founder members of the TWMC are Juan Antonio Vázquez (Mundofonías, Spain), Araceli Tzigane (Mundofonías, Spain) and Ángel Romero Ruiz (World Music Central, USA).

For more details about the chart visit www.transglobalwmc.com

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