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The Transglobal World Music Chart Releases its First Chart October 1, 2015

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power


The newly created Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) released today, October 1st, 2015 the first list of its history. The Transglobal World Music Chart features the top world music recordings of the month selected by a panel of international journalists and radio DJs representing various continents. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba’s album Ba Power took the number one position.

1) Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (Glitterbeat Records)
2) Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Quaranta (Ponderosa Music & Art)
3) Monsieur Doumani – Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
4) Totó la Momposina – Tambolero (Real World Records)
5) Taraf de Haïdouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs)
6) Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal – Musique de Nuit (Six Degrees Records)
7) Titi Robin avec Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri (World Village)
8) Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit Records)
9) Samba Touré – Gandadiko (Glitterbeat Records)
10) Debashish Bhattacharya – Slide Guitar Ragas from Dusk till Dawn (Riverboat / World Music Network)
11) Terakaft – Alone (OutHere Records)
12) Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca – At Home (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
13) Monoswezi – Monoswezi Yanga (Riverboat / World Music Network)
14) Novalima – Planetario (Wonderwheel Recordings)
15) Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile (Transgressive Records)
16) Kelly Thoma – 7 Fish (Kelly Thoma)
17) Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (Ponderosa Music)
18) Efrén López – El Fill del Llop (Buda Musique)
19) Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band – Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band (Strut Records)
20) Amadou Balaké – In Conclusion (Stern’s Music)

Members of the TWMC panel: Araceli Tzigane (Spain), Ángel Romero Ruiz (USA), Juan Antonio Vázquez (Spain), Seth Jordan (Australia), Tony Hillier (Australia), Charlie Crooijmans (The Netherlands), Patrik Lindgren (Sweden), Nigel Wood (Ireland), Dore Stein (USA), Roger Holdsworth (Australia), Radio Mixticius (Colombia), Madan Rao (India), Gil Medovoy (USA), Chris Heim (USA), Ciro de Rosa (Italy), Scott Stevens (USA), Hendrick T.S. Foh (Malaysia), Cliff Furnald (USA), Jaïr Tchong (The Netherlands), Rob Weisberg (USA), Toni Polo (France/Spain), Nicolás Falcoff (Argentina), Masakazu Kitanaka (Japan), Jordi Demésenllà (Spain), Rafael Mieses (Dominican Republic), Luís Rei (Portugal), Jean Trouillet (Germany), Evangeline Kim (USA), Willi Klopottek (Luxembourg/Germany), Betto Arcos (Mexico/USA), Thorsten Bednarz (Germany), Alejandro López (Spain), Jon Kertzer (USA) , Ken Stowar (Canada), Jirí Moravcík (Czech Republic).

More details about the Transglobal World Music Chart


The First Transglobal World Music Chart to Be Announced in October



The Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC), a new world music” best of the month” listing, will reveal its first chart in October 2015.

The Transglobal World Music Chart is a network of international world music writers and radio DJs who specialize in various forms of world music: traditional and contemporary folk music, world beat, global fusion, global electronica and any other form of music rooted in tradition.

The new chart has a global vision, including representatives from various continents, seeking to expose the sounds of the planet based on merit and talent rather than popularity.

Starting in October, the TWMC will release a monthly chart. There will also be a “best of the year” chart at the end of each year. The TWMC is projected to include productions recorded in any country, including self-releases and small indie label recordings.

To contact chart members go to

The administrators and founder members of the TWMC are Juan Antonio Vázquez (Mundofonías, Spain), Araceli Tzigane (Mundofonías, Spain) and Ángel Romero Ruiz (World Music Central, USA).

For more details about the chart visit