Saharawi Artist Aziza Brahim Tops the December 2019 Transglobal World Music Chart

The album Sahari by Saharawi vocalist Aziza Brahim is the top album in the December 2019 Transglobal World Music Chart. Aziza worked with the renowned Spanish world music artist Amparo Sánchez of the band Amparanoia on the album’s pre-production, and the focus of Sahari’s sound, although rooted in Saharawi tradition, is broader, with programming and keyboards a vital part of the new style.

Aziza Brahim – Sahari

Aziza grew up in a refugee camp in the Algerian desert, together with thousands of other Saharawi who were removed from their homes in the Western Sahara. She currently lives in Spain.

  1. Aziza Brahim – Sahari – Glitterbeat
  2. Lakou Mizik – HaitiaNola – Cumbancha
  3. Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou – Oulad Lghaba – Ajabu!
  4. Tinariwen – Amadjar – Anti- / Wedge / PIAS
  5. The Garifuna Collective – Aban – Stonetree
  6. Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko – Sissoko & Sissoko – Homerecords.be
  7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith – Songs from the Bardo – Smithsonian Folkways
  8. Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas – The Soul of Epirus – Artway-Technotropon
  9. Habib Koité – Kharifa – Contre-Jour
  10. Kayhan Kalhor, Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater, Vinsent Planjer – It’s Still Autumn – Kepera
  11. Otava Yo – Do You Love – ARC Music
  12. Mah Damba – Hakili Kélé – Buda Musique
  13. Rachid Taha – Je Suis Africain – Naïve
  14. The Yandong Grand Singers – Everyone Listen Close / Wanp-Wanp Jangl Kap – Pan
  15. Acid Arab – Jdid – Crammed Discs
  16. Lamia Bèdioui & Solis Barki – Fin’Amor- LBedioui Music Production
  17. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party – Live at WOMAD 1985 – Real World
  18. The Good Ones – Rwanda, You Should Be Loved – Anti
  19. Lajkó Félix & Vołosi – Lajkó Félix & Vołosi – Fonó
  20. Blato Zlato – In the Wake – Blato Zlato

More at www.transglobalwmc.com

Author: World Music Central News Department

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