Transglobal World Music Chart Announces Best World Music Albums of 2017

The Transglobal World Music Chart has announced the Best World Music Albums of 2017. The top albums are presented by region and by overall result.

Best Transregional Album 2017
Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan (World Circuit)

 

Orchestra Baobab – Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng

 

Best of Subsaharan Africa 2017
Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit)

Bargou 08 – Targ

 

Best of North Africa & Middle East 2017
Bargou 08 – Targ (Glitterbeat)

 

Mara Aranda – Sefarad en el Corazón de Marruecos

 

Best of Europe 2017
Mara Aranda – Sefarad en el Corazón de Marruecos (Mara Aranda)

 

Daymé Arocena – Cubafonía

Best of North & Central America 2017
Daymé Arocena – Cubafonía (Brownswood)

 

Magín Díaz – El Orisha de la Rosa

Best of South America 2017
Magín Díaz – El Orisha de la Rosa (Noname)

 

George Telek, David Bridie & Musicians of the Gunantuna – A Bit Na Ta

Best of Oceania 2017
George Telek, David Bridie & Musicians of the Gunantuna – A Bit Na Ta (Wantok Musik)

 

V.A. – An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii

Best of Central & East Asia 2017
V.A. – An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii (Routes Nomades / Buda Musique)

 

V.A. – The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet

Best Compilation 2017
V.A. – The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet (Sublime Frequencies)

 

TWMC 2017 Best Overall Top 10

1. Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan (World Circuit)
2. Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit)
3. Oumou Sangaré – Mogoya (Nø Førmat!)
4. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita – Transparent Water (Otá / World Village)
5. Bonga – Recados de Fora (Lusafrica)
6. Bargou 08 – Targ (Glitterbeat)
7. Toko Telo – Toy Raha Toy (Anio)
8. Danyèl Waro – Monmon (Cobalt / Buda Musique)
9. Mara Aranda – Sefarad en el Corazón de Marruecos (Mara Aranda)
10. Cemîl Qoçgîrî – Zalâl (Ahenk Müzik)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several 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 and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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