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Angathin by Monsieur Doumani, Top Album in April 2018 at Transglobal World Music Chart

Angathin, the new recording by Cypriot band Monsieur Doumani is the number 1 album in April 2018 month at the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Angathin translates as ‘thorn’ and addresses more than ever, the political, social and activist concerns and sensitivities of the group members and it is a call for rebellion against corruption, racism and injustice.

The songs are inspired, among other things, by the unstable political situation on the divided island of Cyprus and the need for peace and reunification, as well as environmental crimes committed in the name of economic growth and profit.

Angathin’s musical language is built on the foundation of traditional Cypriot music but it also includes elements from many other genres such as rock, blues, hip-hop, punk, psychedelia, Balkan music, etc.

The rest of the top albums:

2. El Naán – La Danza de las Semillas – El Naán
3. Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol – 10h10 / Cristal
4. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times – Strut
5. 3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery – Anarouz – Six Degrees
6. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig
7. Samurai Accordion – Te – Visage Music
8. Djénéba & Fousco – Kayeba Khasso – Lusafrica
9. TootArd – Laissez Passer – Glitterbeat
10. Okra Playground – Ääneni Yli Vesien – Nordic Notes

11. Son Palenque – Kutu Prieta pa Saranguiá – Palenque
12. Sara Tavares – Fitxadu – Sony Music Portugal
13. Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband – Es:Sensual – Otá
14. Eva Salina & Peter Stan – Sudbina: A portrait of Vida Pavlović – Vogiton
15. Femi Kuti – One People One World – Knitting Factory
16. Koum Tara – Koum Tara – Obradek
17. Kora Jazz Trio – Part IV – Cristal
18. Elena Ledda – Làntias – S’ard Music
19. Park Jiha – Communion – tak:til / Glitterbeat
20. Guy One – #1 – Philophon

More about the chart: www.transglobalwmc.com

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Tawassol by Gabacho Maroc Tops the Transglobal World Music Chart Album in March 2018

Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol

Tawassol, the album released by French band Gabacho Maroc is the number one album at the Transglobal World Music Chart in March 2018. The band performs a captivating fusion of North African traditions, jazz and trance music.

Current band members include Hamid Moumen on vocals and guembri; Aziz Fayet on vocals, ud and percussion; Frédéric Faure on African percussion, ngoni and backing vocals; Illyes Ferfera on tenor saxophone and backing vocals; Pierre Cherbero on keyboards and backing vocals; Eric Oxandaburu on bass; and Vincent Thomas on drums.

The album also features Jean-Philippe Rykiel on keyboards; Pascuala Ilabaca on vocals; Ermanno Panta on flute; and Mixel Ducau on alboka and tin whistle.

The rest of the chart:

2. TootArd – Laissez Passer – Glitterbeat
3. El Naán – La Danza de las Semillas – El Naán
4. 3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery – Anarouz – Six Degrees
5. Samurai Accordion – Te – Visage Music
6. Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani
7. Boubacar Traoré – Dounia Tabolo – Lusafrica
8. Júlio Pereira – Praça do Comércio – Tradisom
9. Okra Playground – Ääneni Yli Vesien – Nordic Notes
10. Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband – Es:Sensual – Otá

11. Elena Ledda – Làntias – S’ard Music
12. Gaiteiros de Lisboa – A História – Uguru
13. Sara Tavares – Fitxadu – Sony Music Portugal
14. Malagasy Guitar Masters – Volo Hazo – Buda Musique
15. Maya Youssef – Syrian Dreams – Harmonia Mundi
16. L’Alba – A Parulluccia – L’Alba
17. Efrén López, Stelios Petrakis, Bijan Chemirani – Taos – Buda Musique
18. Sinan Cem Eroğlu & Muhlis Berberoğlu – Hemdem – Ahenk Müzik
19. Son Palenque – Kutu Prieta pa Saranguiá – Palenque
20. Toto Bona Lokua – Bondeko – Nø Førmat!

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TootArd Reaches Number 1 at the Transglobal World Music Chart

TootArd – Laissez Passer

The album Laissez Passer by Golan Heights band TootArd is the top album in February 2018 at the Transglobal World Music Chart.

TootArd is an ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights who combine fuse Eastern Mediterranean-influenced desert blues, psychedelic-rock, reggae and classical Arabic modalities. Their second album Laissez Passer, is their debut international release.

The rest of the chart:

Boubacar Traoré – Dounia Tabolo (Lusafrica)
Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol (10h10 / Cristal)
3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery – Anarouz (Six Degrees)
Efrén López, Stelios Petrakis, Bijan Chemirani – Taos (Buda Musique)
Júlio Pereira – Praça do Comércio (Tradisom)
Kapela Maliszów – Wiejski Dżez (Unzipped Fly)
Maya Youssef – Syrian Dreams (Harmonia Mundi)
BKO – Mali Foli Coura (Buda Musique)
WoWaKin – Kraj za Miastem (WoWaKin)
Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan (World Circuit)
Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song (Glitterbeat)
Gaiteiros de Lisboa – A História (Uguru)
Son Palenque – Kutu Prieta pa Saranguiá (Palenque)
Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams (ECM)
Gili Yalo – Gili Yalo (Dead Sea)
Samurai Accordion – Te (Visage Music)
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Canzoniere (Ponderosa Music)
Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele – Tamala (Muziekpublique)
Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky (Rough Trade)

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3MA at the Top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in January 2018

3MA – Anarouz

Anarouz (Six Degrees), the latest album by 3MA, a group featuring three high profile African musicians Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery, is the number 1 album in January 2018 at the Transglobal World Music Chart. Ballaké Sissoko (Mali) is a kora maestro, Driss El Maloumi (Morocco) is an ud virtuoso and Rajery (Madagascar) is the leading valiha player in his country.

The rest of the January 2018 chart

2. Boubacar Traoré – Dounia Tabolo- Lusafrica

3. Efrén López, Stelios Petrakis, Bijan Chemirani – Taos – Buda Musique

4. Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song – Glitterbeat

5. Kapela Maliszów – Wiejski Dżez – Unzipped Fly

6. BKO – Mali Foli Coura – Buda Musique

7. Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan – World Circuit

8. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Canzoniere – Ponderosa Music

9. Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams – ECM

10. Maya Youssef – Syrian Dreams – Harmonia Mundi

11. WoWaKin – Kraj za Miastem – WoWaKin

12. Saeid Shanbehzadeh – Pour-Afrigha – Buda Musique

13. Júlio Pereira – Praça do Comércio – Tradisom

14. Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma – Lunar – Labyrinth

15. Raúl Rodríguez – La Raíz Eléctrica – Fol Música

16. Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky – Rough Trade

17. TootArd – Laissez Passer – Glitterbeat

18. Jivan Gasparyan Duduk Ensemble – Yeraz – Buda Musique

19. Khalid Kouhen & Marylène Ingremeau – Sillage – Ouï-Dire / UVM

20. V.A. – Mista Savona Presents: Havana Meets Kingston – Baco Records / VP Records

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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)

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Boubacar Traoré’s Dounia Tabolo at the Top of the Transglobal World Music Chart

Dounia Tabolo (Lusafrica) by Malian musician Boubacar Traoré is the number 1 album in December 2017 at the Transglobal World Music Chart.

The new recording combines Malian traditions with African American blues and southern roots music. American guests include Cedric Watson (fiddle and washboard); Corey Harris (guitar and vocals); and Leyla McCalla (cello and vocals).

To see the complete results go to http://www.transglobalwmc.com

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French Band Lo’Jo at the Top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in October 2017

Fonetiq Flowers, the new album by globe-trotting French band Lo’Jo, reached the number one place at the Transglobal World Music Chart in October 2017.

The album contains thirteen songs, recorded around the world, including places like Austin (Texas, USA), Lafayette (Louisiana, USA), Seoul (South Korea), Tbilisi (Georgia), Cotonou (Benin), Paris (France) and Bamako (Mali).

To see the complete chart go to www.transglobalwmc.com

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Danyèl Waro’s monmon at the Top of the July 2017 Transglobal World Music Chart

Monmon, the new recording by Reunion Island artist Danyèl Waro is the number 1 album in the July 2017 Transglobal World Music Chart.

Danyèl Waro plays traditional acoustic Maloya, the genre known as the blues of Reunion. He sings in the Creole language.

Maloya, for me, is first and foremost about the word,” he says. “I’m looking for the cadence, the image, the rhythm in the word. Maloya has put me in touch with Réunion, with its people, with our language.”

 

 

To see the rest of the July 2017 chart go to: www.transglobalwmc.com

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Orchestra Baobab’s ‘Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng’ Reaches Number 1 at Transglobal World Music Chart

Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng’, the new album by the iconic Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab has reached the top of the Transglobal World Music Chart. The current lineup features veterans as well as newcomers, including a kora player for the first time, Abdouleye Cissoko.

The band will be on tour in europe this month:

05 May – Het Depot, Leuven, BEL
06 May – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
07 May – Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, NL
11 May – Fabrik, Hamburg, DE
12 May – Gretchen, Berlin, DE
13 May – Jazz Cafe, London, UK
14 May – Jazz Cafe, London, UK
16 May – Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
17 May – Festival Jazzelrault, Chattelerault, FR
19 May – Cosmopolite, Oslo, NOR

Buy Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng

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