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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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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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Toko Telo at the Top of the Transglobal World Music Chart in August 2017

Toy Raha Toy, the debut recording by Malagasy superband Toko Telo is the number one album in the Transglobal World Music Chart for August 2017. The trio includes guitarist and vocalist D’Gary, vocalist and percussionist Monika Njava and accordionist and vocalist Régis Gizavo.

This was Règis Gizavo’s final album. He died on July 16, 2017.

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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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Bonga Still Number One

Veteran Angolan artist Bonga continues to dominate the top of the Transglobal World Music Chart with his latest album titled Recados De Fora.

Other top artists include Cemîl Qoçgîrî, Amira Medunjanin, Voxtra, Gaye Su Akyol, Noura Mint Seymali, The Klezmatics, Abou Diarra, Roberto Fonseca, and the late Mariem Hassan.

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Transglobal World Music Chart for December 2016

Acclaimed Angolan musician Bonga is the number one artist this month.

1. Bonga – Recados de Fora (Lusafrica)
2. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)
3. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Jardins Migrateurs (Ma Case)
4. Çigdem Aslan – A Thousand Cranes (Asphalt Tango)
5. Alsarah & The Nubatones – Manara (Wonderwheel Recordings)
6. Abou Diarra – Koya (Mix et Métisse)
7. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
8. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
9. Roberto Fonseca – ABUC (Impulse!)
10. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje (Mack Avenue Records)

11. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest Records)
12. Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – Del Ebro al Danubio (Satélite K )
13. Dawda Jobarteh – Transitional Times (Sterns Africa)
14. Voxtra – The Encounter of Vocal Heritage (Muziekpublique)
15. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bijan Chemirani, Keyvan Chemirani & Sokratis Sinopoulos – Thrace: Sunday Morning Sessions (Harmonia Mundi)
16. Trebunie Tutki & Quintet Urmuli – Duch Gór: The Spirit of the Mountains (Unzipped Fly Records-)
17. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn (Riverboat Records)
18. Mariem Hassan – La Voz Indómita (del Sáhara Occidental) (Nubenegra)
19. Gaye Su Akyol – Hologram İmparatorluğu (Glitterbeat Records)
20. Orkesta Mendoza – ¡Vamos a Guarachar! (Glitterbeat Records)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for November 2016

Mauritanian musician, vocalist and innovator Noura Mint Seymali is the Transglobal World Music Chart’s number 1 artist this month.

1. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)

 

 

2. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Jardins Migrateurs (Ma Case)
3. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
4. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn (Riverboat Records)
5. Khmer Rouge Survivors – They Will Kill You, if You Cry (Glitterbeat Records)
6. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest Records)
7. Tanga – Madagascar: Le Trésor des Ancêtres (Buda Musique)
8. Refugees for Refugees – Amerli (Muziekpublique)
9. V.A. – Urgent Jumping!: East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics (Sterns Africa)
10. Tuuletar – Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (Bafe’s Factory)

11. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bijan Chemirani, Keyvan Chemirani & Sokratis Sinopoulos – Thrace: Sunday Morning Sessions (Harmonia Mundi)
12. Abou Diarra – Koya (Mix et Métisse)
13. Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – Del Ebro al Danubio)
14. Vieux Kanté – The Young Man’s Harp (Sterns Africa)
15. Orkesta Mendoza – ¡Vamos a Guarachar! (Glitterbeat Records)
16. Bitori – Legend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands (Analog Africa)
17. Bonga – Recados de Fora (Lusafrica)
18. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje)
19. Çiğdem Aslan – A Thousand Cranes)
20. Kepa Junkera & Sorginak – Maletak)

21. Moussu T e lei Jovents – Navega!
22. Terrakota – Oxalá (Terrakota)
23. Dawda Jobarteh – Transitional Times
24. Calypso Rose – Far from Home
25. Jitka Šuranská Trio – Divé Husy
26. Metá Metá – MM3 (Jazz Village)
27. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
28. Alsarah & The Nubatones – Manara
29. Constantinople – Passages
30. Söndörgő – Live Wires

31. Waed Bouhassoun – La Voix de la Passion
32. Bashka – Fihi Ma Fihi (Orient Records)
33. Zomba Prison Project – I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees Records)
34. Fungistanbul – Phenology (Hits on Air Music)
35. Kolektif İstanbul – Pastırma Yazı (Ada Müzik)
36. Quique Sinesi – Cuchichiandos: Legizamón x Sinesi, Vol. II (Sura Music)
37. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans (Collectif Çok Malko)
38. Acid Arab – Musique de France (Crammed Discs)
39. Mabiisi – Mabiisi (Akwaaba Music)
40. Bossacucanova – The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records)

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Transglobal World Music Chart for October 2016

Greek artists Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis reached the number 1 position in the Transglobal World Music Chart for the month of October 2016.

October 20166 Chart:

1. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis – Nyn (Riverboat Records
2. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
3. Khmer Rouge Survivors – They Will Kill You, if You Cry (Glitterbeat Records)
4. Noura Mint Seymali – Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)
5. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Jardins Migrateurs (Ma Case)
6. Refugees for Refugees – Amerli (Muziekpublique)
7. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest Records)
8. Calypso Rose – Far from Home (Because Music)
9. Ana Alcaide – Leyenda (ARC Music)
10. Tuuletar – Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (Bafe’s Factory)
11. Kepa Junkera & Sorginak – Maletak (Fol Música)
12. Bitori – Legend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands (Analog Africa)
13. Vieux Kanté – The Young Man’s Harp (Sterns Africa)
14. Harold López-Nussa – El Viaje (Mack Avenue Records)
15. Tanga – Madagascar: Le Trésor des Ancêtres (Buda Musique)
16. Mabiisi – Mabiisi (Akwaaba Music-)
17. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bijan Chemirani, Keyvan Chemirani & Sokratis Sinopoulos – Thrace: Sunday Morning Sessions (Harmonia Mundi)
18. Söndörgo – Live Wires (Riverboat Records)
19. Zomba Prison Project – I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees Records)
20. Fanfare Ciocarlia – 20 (Asphalt Tango Records)

21. V.A. – Urgent Jumping!: East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics (Sterns Africa)
22. Kimi Djabaté – Kanamalu (Red Orange Recordings)
23. Metá Metá – MM3 (Jazz Village)
24. Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (Mais Um Discos)
25. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
26. Waed Bouhassoun – La Voix de la Passion (Buda Musique)
27. Jitka Šuranská Trio – Divé Husy (Indies Scope)
28. Quintet Bumbac – Libre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans (Collectif Çok Malko)
29. Bashka – Fihi Ma Fihi (Orient Records)

30. Lakou Mizik – Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
31. Fungistanbul – Phenology (Hits On Air Music)
32. Bossacucanova – The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records)
33. Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan & Elmira Darvarova – Amalgam (Affetto Records)
34. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat Records-)
35. Elektro Hafiz – Elektro Hafiz (Pharaway Sounds)
36. Derek Gripper – Libraries on Fire (New Cape Records)
37. La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Música)
38. Constantinople – Passages (Buda Musique)
39. Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa – Eros (OTA Records)
40. Wu Wei & Wang Li – Overtones: Les Saisons Harmoniques (Harmonia Mundi)

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