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The Best World Music Albums of 2016

World Music Central presents the Best World Music Albums of 2016. First, we begin with our top 20:

 

Gerardo Nuñez and Ulf Wakenius – Logos

 

1. Gerardo Núñez & Ulf Wakenius – Logos – ACT Music
2. Roberto Fonseca – ABUC – Impulse!
3. Bickram Ghosh – Maya, Bickram Ghosh’s Dedication to Ravi Shankar – East Meets West Music
4. Karsh Kale – Up – Six Degrees Records
5. Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold – Deutsche Grammophon
6. Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina – De Cerca – Universal Music Spain
7. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya – Fol Música
8. Dawda Jobarteh – Transitional Times – Sterns Africa
9. Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu – Eros – Tuk Music/Ota Records, 2016
10. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada – Glitterbeat Records
11. Jose Antonio Rodriguez – Adios Muchacho – Jose Antonio Rodriguez
12. Maarja Nuut – Une Meeles– Maarja Nuut
13. Las Hermanas Caronni – Navega Mundos – Les Grands Fleuves
14. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina – Glitterbeat Records
15. Solas – All These Years – THL Records
16. Mor Karbasi – Ojos de Novia – Mintaka Music
17. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda – ARC Music
18. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje – Mack Avenue Records
19. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo – Cumbancha
20. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage – Qwest Records

Next, the best 10 from the editor of the Spanish-language Músicas del Mundo online magazine, Rafael Mieses:

Gino Sitson – Body and Voice

 

1. Gino Sitson – Body and Voice – Buda Musique
2. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home – Sony Masterworks
3. Marquis Hill – The way we play – Concord Jazz
4. Voxtra – Encounter of Vocal Heritage– Muziek publique
5. Roberto Fonseca – ABUC – Impulse!
6. Michel Camilo & Tomatito – Spain Forever – Verve
7. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo – Mais Um Discos
8. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage – Qwest Records
9. Jack Dejohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison – In movement – ECM
10. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje – Mack Avenue Record

Lastly, we include s the Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC), co-founded by World Music Central’s Angel Romero

TWMC Best Albums of 2016

Refugees for Refugees – Amerli

 

1. Refugees for Refugees – Amerli – Muziekpublique
2. Bixiga 70 – III – Glitterbeat Records
3. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada – Glitterbeat Records
4. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina – Glitterbeat Records
5. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Jardins Migrateurs – Ma Case
6. Rokia Traoré – Né So – Nonesuch Records
7. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo – Mais Um Discos
8. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home – Sony Masterworks
9. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz – Harmonia Mundi
10. Bonga – Recados de Fora – Lusafrica
11. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje – Mack Avenue Records
12. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit – Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records
13. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn – Riverboat Records
14. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda – ARC Music
15. Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time – The Nest Collective
16. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage – Qwest Records
17. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo – Cumbancha
18. Bombino – Azel – Partisan Records
19. The Gloaming – 2 – Real World Records
20. Las Hermanas Caronni – Navega Mundos – Les Grands Fleuves

To see the TWMC Top 50, go to www.transglobalwmc.com/category/charts/

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Transglobal World Music Chart for September 2016

The Refugees for Refugees album has hit the number one spot for a third month.

1 Refugees for Refugees – Amerli (Muziekpublique)
2. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
3. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn (Riverboat Records / World Music Network)
4. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
5. Khmer Rouge Survivors – They Will Kill You, if You Cry (Glitterbeat Records)
6. Kepa Junkera & Sorginak – Maletak (Fol Musica)
7. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Jardins Migrateurs (Ma Case)
8. Calypso Rose – Far From Home (Because Music)
9. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
10. Mabiisi – Mabiisi (Akwaaba Music)
11. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest Records)
12. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
13. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
14. Tuuletar – Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (Bafe’s Factory)
15. 2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (ECC Records)
16. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat Records)
17. Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
18. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans (Collectif Çok Malko)
19. Kimi Djabaté – Kanamalu (Red Orange Recordings)
20. Fanfare Ciocărlia – 20 (Asphalt Tango Records)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for August 2016

The Refugees for Refugees recording is once more the number 1 album this month.

1. Refugees for Refugees – Amerli (Muziekpublique)
2. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
3. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
4. 2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (ECC Records)
5. Calypso Rose – Far from Home (Because Music)
6. Mabiisi – Mabiisi (Akwaaba Music)
7. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
8. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
9. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat Records)
10. Kepa Junkera & Sorginak – Maletak (Fol Música)
11. Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
12. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans (Collectif Çok Malko)
13. Bombino – Azel (Partisan Records)
14. Gerardo Núñez & Ulf Wakenius – Logos (ACT Music)
15. Kimi Djabaté – Kanamalu (Red Orange Recordings)
16. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
17. Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
18. Aziza Brahim – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
19. Mahsa Vahdat – A Cappella: The sun will rise (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
20. Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate – Monistic Theory (Cumbancha)

21. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn (Riverboat / World Music Network)
22. Vigüela – Temperamento (ARC Music)
23. Khmer Rouge Survivors – They Will Kill You, if You Cry (Glitterbeat Records)
24. Burak Malçok – Saklı Nefes / Hidden Breath (Onearth Records)
25. 9Bach – Anian (Real World Records)
26. Djelimady Tounkara – Djely Blues (Label Bleu)
27. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
28. Elektro Hafız – Elektro Hafız (Pharaway Sounds)
29. Fanfare Ciocărlia – 20 (Asphalt Tango Records)
30. V.A. – Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed (Analog Africa)
31. Jean Luc Thomas & Ravichandra Kulur – Magic Flutes (Hirustica)
32. Maarja Nuut – Une Meeles (Marina Records)
33. Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang – Tankadi (Label Bleu)
34. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest Records)
35. Mor Karbasi – Ojos de Novia (Alama Records)
36. Imarhan – Imarhan (City Slang)
37. Derek Gripper – Libraries on Fire (New Cape Records)
38. Joseph Tawadros – World Music (Joseph Tawadros)
39. Terra Sangue Mare – Terra Sangue Mare (Terra Sangue Mare)
40. Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan & Elmira Darvarova – Amalgam (Affetto)

More about the chart: www.transglobalwmc.com

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