April 2019

Kronos Quartet, Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
Kirkelig Kulturverksted (-)

2. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaMiri – Outhere (2)
3. Le Trio JoubranThe Long March – Cooking Vinyl (1)
4. Waed BouhassounSafar: Les Âmes Retrouvées – Buda Musique (-)
5. TartitAmankor / The Exile – Riverboat / World Music Network (8)
6. Refugees for RefugeesAmina – Muziekpublique (-)
7. Kel AssoufBlack Tenere – Glitterbeat (11)
8. BelonogaThrough the Eyes of the Earth – NarRator Records 5)
9. Leyla McCallaThe Capitalist Blues – Jazz Village / PIAS (12)
10. Dhafer YoussefSounds of Mirrors – Anteprima (4)

11. Urna Chahar-Tugchi featuring KrokeSer – Urna Chahar-Tugchi / UCT (3)
12. OratnitzaAlter Ethno – Fusion Embassy (14)
13. Vardan Hovanissian & Emre GültekinKarin – Muziekpublique (6)
14. Alim Qasimov and Michel GodardAwakening – Buda Musique (-)
15. Olcay BayırRüya: Dream for Anatolia – ARC Music (-)
16. Las Hermanas CaronniSanta Plástica – Les Grands Fleuves (-)
17. Salif KeitaUn Autre Blanc – Naïve (9)
18. Xiomara Fortuna – Son Verdad – Ileakwa Producciones (33)
19. Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito MartínezDuologue – Mack Avenue (13)
20. Adir JanLayla – Trikont / BGST (-)

21. The Gloaming3 – Real World (-)
22. Rodopi EnsembleThraki: Thrace, the Paths of Dionysus – ARC Music (10)
23. Our Native DaughtersSongs of Our Native Daughters – Smithsonian Folkways (-)
24. Ustad SaamiGod Is Not a Terrorist – Glitterbeat (37)
25. Duo Bottasso & Simon Sims Longo – Biserta e Altre Storie – Visage Music (31)
26. Janusz Prusinowski KompaniaPo Śladach / In the Footsteps – Słuchaj Uchem / Buda Musique (21)
27. Idan RaichelAnd if You Will Come to Me – Cumbancha (22)
28. Sociedade RecreativaSociativa – Jarring Effects (24)
29. Afro Celt Sound SystemFlight – ECC (27)
30. Hama SankareNiafunke – Clermont Music (-)

31. Yann-Fañch Kemener Roudennoù / Traces – Buda Musique (23)
32. Madalitso BandWasalala – Les Disques Bongo Joe (-)
33. Umut AdanBahar – Riverboat / World Music Network (25)
34. UkandanzYeketelale – Buda Musique (7)
35. Bokanté + Metropole OrkestWhat Heat – Real World ()
36. KitkaEvening Star – Diaphonica (35)
37. Mimmo EpifaniPutiferio – Finisterre (15)
38. Star Band de DakarPsicodelia Afro-Cubana de Senegal – Ostinato (26)
39. Coşkun Karademir QuartetÖz / Essence – Kalan (-)
40. DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant NicholsonAimez ces Airs – Hot Casa (-)

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TWMC Festival Awards

Application open for the 2019 Festival Awards!!
As part of its goal to increase the appreciation of the music from the cultures of the world, as a tool for the development of people in many areas of life, as well as for joy and pleasure, the Transglobal World Music Chart launches the Festival Awards. The first edition took palce in 2018 and the application for the second edition (2019) is open.

Learn more and apply here!
Check the 2018 winners