The results of World Music Central’s Best World Music Album of 2013 Readers’ Poll are now available. Serbian brass band Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra beat Fanfara Tirana and Transglobal Underground (Albania/UK) by a small margin. Londoners will have the opportunity to see Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Scala. Time: 7:30 pm until 11:00 pm. Admission: £16 in advance. Age 16+ ID Required.
Final Results, Top 10:
Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra – Gipsy Manifesto (Piranha Musik) 35.64% (46,738 votes)
Fanfara Tirana and Transglobal Underground – Kabatronics (World Village UK) 31.09% (40,778 votes)
Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou – The Arch (Elen) 8.2% (10,754 votes)
Amir-John Haddad – 9 Guitarras (Galileo) 5.52% (7,245 votes)
Maria Ana Bobone – Fado & Piano (Arc Music) 3.35% (4,396 votes)
TriBeCaStan – New Songs from the Old Country (Evergreene Music) 3.06% (4,017 votes)
JeConte & The Mali Allstars – Mali Blues (SOULNOW Records) 3.01% (3,950 votes)
Budiño – Sotaque (Fol Música) 1.87% (2,456 votes)
Kal – Romology (Arc Music) 1.04% (1,360 votes)
Rodrigo Costa Felix – Fados De Amor (Arc Music) 0.61% (801 votes)
World Music Central is aware that dozens of world music albums fly under the radar. We encourage traditional and contemporary world music artists to send us their information, even if it’s just a press release or email note.
For a different perspective, read the critics’ picks in World Music Central Announces Its Best World Music Albums of 2013
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.