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