May 2020
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Džambo Aguševi Orchestra · Brasses for the Masses · Asphalt Tango (11)

2. Tamikrest · Tamotaït · Glitterbeat (1)
3. Aynur · Hedûr / Solace of Time · The Orchard / Dreyer & Gaido (2)
4. Sam Lee · Old Wow · Cooking Vinyl (3)
5. Damir Imamović – Singer of Tales · Wrasse (-)
6. Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (-)
7. Lina_Raül Refree · Lina_Raül Refree · Glitterbeat (6)
8. John Mclaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain · Is That So? · Abstract Logix (13)
9. Moonlight Benjamin · Simido · Ma Case (12)
10. Maria Mazzotta · Amoreamaro · Agualoca (5)11. Antibalas · Fu Chronicles · Daptone (4)
12. Evritiki Zygia · Ormenion · Teranga Beat (7)
13. Amsterdam Klezmer Band · Fortuna · Vetnasj (8)
14. Quintet Bumbac · Miroirs · Collectif Çok Malko (16)
15. Aditya Prakash Ensemble · Diaspora Kid · Ropeadope (21)
16. Frigg · FriXX · Frigg (-)
17. Santrofi · Alewa · Outhere (-)
18. La Banda Morisca · Gitana Mora · La Banda Morisca (-)
19. V.A. · Jola: Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels · Muziekpublique (-)
20. Stratis Skarakis – Mono ti Nihta Thalassa · Aerakis (-)

21. Maria Monda · Maria Monda · Sons Vadios (29)
22. Nelia Safaie · Songs from Lands of Silence · Kirkelig Kulturverksted (10)
23. Kiko Dinucci · Rastilho · Brasil Calling (-)
24. Matthieu Saglio · El Camino de los Vientos · ACT Music (-)
25. Al Bilali Soudan · Tombouctou · Clermont Music (-)
26. Tiganá Santana · Vida-Código · Ajabu! (27)
27. Seamus Egan · Early Bright · THL (-)
28. Orkesta Mendoza · Curandero · Glitterbeat (-)
29. V.A. · Léve Léve: São Tomé & Príncipe Sounds 70s-80s · Les Disques Bongo Joe (19)
30. JMO (Jan Galega Brönnimann, Moussa Cissokho, Omri Hason) · Dandoula Tala · CPL Music (-)

31. Les Amazones d’Afrique · Amazones Power · Real World (17)
32. Andrew Cronshaw · Zithers · Cloud Valley (-)
33. Besh o droM · Besh o droM 20 · Fonó (39)
34. Pekko Käppi · Finnish Folk Songs, Vol. 1 · Helmi Levyt (15)
35. Awale Jant Band · Yewoulen / Wake Up · ARC Music (30)
36. Bamba Wassoulou Groove · Dankélé · Lusafrica (-)
37. Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie · Tuath: Songs of the Northlands · Naxos World (14)
38. Yukihiro Atsumi · Kachofugetsu · Nippon Note (23)
39. Yorkston / Thorne / Khan · Navarasa: Nine Emotions · Domino Recording (22)
40. Majid Bekkas · Magic Spirit Quartet · ACT Music + Vision (34)

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) is a network of world music specialised journalists, critics, writers, DJs… from all the continents, that produces a monthly chart (and also an annual one), according to quality criteria, selecting the best recent world music albums from all over the world.

Transglobal World Music Chart is an independent non-profit initiative created and launched in partnership by Mundofoníasand World Music Central teams.

To know more about the chart, visit:
Meet the members of the panel:
How can I submit an album?
Artists, labels, publicists… can easily submit for free their releases for the members’ consideration. Please check the Album Submissions page for more details about the requirements and procedures.My album is in the Chart!
Congrats! This means that your album has achieved many votes from a panel of specialists from all over the world. You can proudly boast that you have charted on Transglobal World Music Chart showing one of the TWMC’s seals, our logo or banner. Pick them freely from our Media section.

Can I publish the Chart?
Of course. The aim of our work is to provide the maximum dissemination of this music. You can publish the chart freely with the only condition that you mention the whole name of the chart as follows: Transglobal World Music Chart. Including a link to our website and the TWMC logo will be highly appreciated. If you publish the chart in a regular basis, you can send us your logo and a link, that will be placed on the Partners section of our website. And if you send us a link with your publication of the chart, we’ll share it on our social networks.

The monthly chart is always published on the 1st day of each month. If you work for any media outlet interested in publishing the chart and you need to get the results earlier, let us know and we’ll send you a preview every month in advance. And if you want to be our media partner, get in touch with us as well.

Founder members and administrators: Ángel Romero (US), Araceli Tzigane (ES), Juan Antonio Vázquez (ES)

Current members: Jean Trouillet (DE), Evangeline Kim (US), Willi Klopottek (LU/DE), Betto Arcos (MX/US), Alejandro López (ES), Jon Kertzer (US), Ken Stowar (CA), Jiří Moravčík (CZ), Mu Qian (CN), Carlos Ferreira (PT), Anna Rzhevina (RU), Gil Rouvio (IL), Bouna Ndiaye (SN), Kutay Derin Kugay (TR), Robert Gregor (SK), Ponxo Taifa Ángeles (MX), Yatrika Shah-Rais (IR/US), Armen Manukyan (AM), Rolf Beydemüller (DE), François Bensignor (FR), Cecilia Aguirre (AR/DE), Eleni Ziliaskopoulou (GR), Marija Vitas (RS), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Enrique Blanc (MX), Tiago Lucas Garcia (BR), Zekeriya S. Şen (TR), Benjamín Muñiz (PR), Daryana Antipova (RU), Mika Kauhanen (FI), Luisa Piñeros (CO), Toni Pennacchia (US), Husniddin Ato (UZ), Chen Hanzi (CN),Takuya Unagami (JP), Seth Jordan (AU), Tony Hillier (AU), Charlie Crooijmans (NL), Nigel Wood (IE), Dore Stein (US), Roger Holdsworth (AU), Madan Rao (IN), Gil Medovoy (US), Chris Heim (US), Ciro De Rosa (IT), Scott Stevens (US), Hendrick T S Foh (MY), Cliff Furnald (US), Rob Weisberg (US), Toni Polo (FR/ES), Nicolás Falcoff (AR), Masakazu Kitanaka (JP), Jordi Demésenllà (ES), Rafael Mieses (DO/US), Luís Rei (PT)

TWMC Festival Awards: application open
Despite the current situation, we hope that there are going to be a lot of festival this year when the crisis is over, so we keep our call to apply for the Transglobal World Music Festival Awards open.

The Transglobal World Music Festival Awards were launched as part of our 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.

Find here the procedure, criteria and application form to start the procedure.
Apply now