WOMEX, the leading international world music organization, announced today the list of top world music CDs in 2009. The number one spot goes to Oumou Sangare’s Seya (World Circuit, UK).
The results were compiled by Johannes Theurer and surveyed from the 47 DJs from 24 countries that comprise the World Music Charts Europe.
Top 10 CDs:
1. Oumou Sangare: Seya (World Circuit, UK)
2. Staff Benda Bilili: Tres Tres Fort (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
3. Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman (Cumbancha, USA)
4. Issa Bagayogo: Mali Koura (Six Degrees, USA)
5. Novalima: Coba Coba (Cumbancha, USA)
6. Lila Downs: Shake Away/Ojo de Culebra (EMI)
7. Dub Colossus: In a Town Called Addis (Real World, UK)
8. Amadou & Mariam: Welcome To Mali(Warner/Because, France)
9. Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara: Tell No Lies (Real World, UK)
10. DuOud: Ping Kong (Marabi, France)
Author: World Music Central News Department
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