Best World Music Albums of 2015

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


World Music Central presents the list of Best World Music albums of 2015 in alphabetical order.

Ana Alcaide – Tales of Pangea (ARC Music), Spain/Indonesia


Bachar Mar-Khalifé – Ya Balad (InFine), Lebanon


Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (Glitterbeat), Mali


BKO Quintet – Bamako Today (Buda Musique), Mali


Dizu Plaatjies and Friends Ubuntu – The Common String (Mountain Records), South Africa


Esko Järvelä Epic Male Band – Rye Groove (Esko Järvelä), Finland


Giuliano Gabriele – Madre (iworld), Italy


Griselda Sanderson – Radial (Waulk Records), Scotland


Kelly Thoma – 7Fish (Kelly Thoma), Greece


Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (Ponderosa Music & Art), Italy


Mamak Khadem – The Road (Innova), Iran/USA


Niyaz – Fourth Light (Six Degrees Records), Iran/USA


Ola Fresca – Elixir (Pipiki Records), USA


Pepe Luis Carmona Habichuela – La Vida Llega (Nuevos Medios), Spain


Sekou Kouyate – Sabaru (One World Records), Guinea


Shooglenifty – The Untied Know (Shoogle), Scotland


Taraf de Haïdouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs), Romania


Terakaft – Alone (OutHere Records), Mali


Te Vaka – Amataga (Warm Earth Records), Polynesia


Vilma Timonen Quartet – Drops (Bafe’s Factory), Finland

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.


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