Amina by Refugees for Refugees Tops the Transglobal World Music Chart in May 2019

Amina, the second album by the Belgium-based world music collective Refugees for Refugees is the number one album in the May 2019 Transglobal World Music Chart.

Refugees for Refugees – Amina

The Refugees for Refugees ensemble includes acclaimed musicians from Syria, Tibet, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Belgium. After the debut album ’Amerli’ in 2016, 10 of the musicians that took part in the recordings formed a band under the artistic direction of Tristan Driessens.

The line includes Asad Qizilbash (Pakistan) on sarod; Aren Dolma (Tibet) on vocals; Fakher Madallal (Syria) on vocals and percussion; Kelsang Hula (Tibet) on dramyen and vocals; Mohammad Aman Yusufi (Afghanistan) on dambura, vocals; Simon Leleux (Belgium) on percussion; Souhad Najem (Iraq) on qanun; Tammam Al Ramadan (Syria) on ney; Tareq Alsayed Yahya (Syria) on ud; Tristan Driessens (Belgium) on ud.

The complete May 2019 list:

  1. Refugees for Refugees – Amina – Muziekpublique
  2. Kronos Quartet, Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat – Placeless – Kirkelig Kulturverksted
  3. Waed Bouhassoun – Safar: Les Âmes Retrouvées – Buda Musique
  4. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Miri – Outhere
  5. Alim Qasimov and Michel Godard – Awakening – Buda Musique
  6. Minyo Crusaders – Echoes of Japan – Mais Um
  7. The Gloaming – 3 – Real World
  8. Las Hermanas Caronni – Santa Plástica – Les Grands Fleuves
  9. AKA Trio – Joy – Bendigedig
  10. Kel Assouf – Black Tenere – Glitterbeat
  11. Leyla McCalla – The Capitalist Blues – Jazz Village / PIAS
  12. Le Trio Joubran – The Long March – Cooking Vinyl
  13. Ifriqiyya Électrique – Laylet el Booree – Glitterbeat
  14. Urna Chahar-Tugchi featuring Kroke – Ser – Urna Chahar-Tugchi / UCT
  15. Oratnitza – Alter Ethno – Fusion Embassy
  16. Söndörgő – Nyolc 8 Nyolc – SNDRG Music
  17. Kanazoé Orkestra – Tolonso – Buda Musique
  18. Adir Jan – Leyla – Trikont / BGST
  19. Altın Gün – Gece – Glitterbeat
  20. Coşkun Karademir Quartet – Öz / Essence – Kalan
  21. Olcay Bayır – Rüya: Dream for Anatolia – ARC Music
  22. Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa – Poetic Trance – PIAS
  23. Xiomara Fortuna – Son Verdad – Ileakwa Producciones
  24. Our Native Daughters – Songs of Our Native Daughters – Smithsonian Folkways
  25. Dobranotch – Merčedes Kolo – CPL-Music
  26. Tartit – Amankor / The Exile – Riverboat / World Music Network
  27. Mary Ann Kennedy – Glaschu: Hometown Love Song – ARC Music
  28. Hama Sankare – Niafunke – Clermont Music
  29. Le Vent du Nord – Territoires – Borealis
  30. Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro – Maletiempu – Dodicilune
  31. Lau – Midnight and Closedown – Reveal
  32. Rodopi Ensemble – Thraki: Thrace, the Paths of Dionysus – ARC Music
  33. Equus – Tailwind Home – Equus
  34. Áššu – Áššu – Bafe’s Factory
  35. Black Flower – Future Flora – Sdban Ultra
  36. Umut Adan – Bahar – Riverboat / World Music Network
  37. Rupa & the April Fishes – Growing Upward – Electric Gumbo Radio Music
  38. Yann-Fañch Kemener – Roudennoù / Traces – Buda Musique
  39. Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martínez – Duologue – Mack Avenue
  40. Dhafer Youssef – Sounds of Mirrors – Anteprima

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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