March 2019

Le Trio Joubran
The Long March
Cooking Vinyl (5)

2. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaMiri – Outhere (1)
3. Urna Chahar-Tugchi featuring KrokeSer – Urna Chahar-Tugchi / UCT (4)
4. Dhafer YoussefSounds of Mirrors – Anteprima (3)
5. BelonogaThrough the Eyes of the Earth – NarRator Records (8)
6. Vardan Hovanissian & Emre GültekinKarin – Muziekpublique (2)
7. UkandanzYeketelale – Buda Musique (7)
8. TartitAmankor / The Exile – Riverboat / World Music Network (13)
9. Salif KeitaUn Autre Blanc – Naïve (6)
10. Rodopi EnsembleThraki: Thrace, the Paths of Dionysus – ARC Music (16)11. Kel AssoufBlack Tenere – Glitterbeat (-)
12. Leyla McCallaThe Capitalist Blues – Jazz Village / PIAS (-)
13. Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito MartínezDuologue – Mack Avenue (19)
14. OratnitzaAlter Ethno – Fusion Embassy (20)
15. KitkaEvening Star – Diaphonica (25)
16. Debashish Bhattacharya, Hubert Zemler & Wojtek TraczykJoy!Guru – Unzipped Fly (11)
17. Kelly ThomaAma Kopasoun oi Kairoi (As the Winds Die Down) – Kelly Thoma (17)
18. Moonlight BenjaminSiltane – Ma Case (9)
19. Ali Hassan KubanFrom Nubia to Cairo – Piranha (14)
20. Shooglenifty & Dhun DhoraWritten in Water – Shoogle (20)

21. Janusz Prusinowski Kompania Po Śladach / In the Footsteps – Słuchaj Uchem / Buda Musique (17)
22. Idan Raichel – And if You Will Come to Me – Cumbancha (29)
23. Yann-Fañch KemenerRoudennoù / Traces – Buda Musique (-)
24. Sociedade RecreativaSociativa – Jarring Effects (-)
25. Umut AdanBahar – Riverboat / World Music Network (-)
26. Mimmo EpifaniPutiferio – Finisterre (40)
27. Afro Celt Sound SystemFlight – ECC (12)
28. Manou GalloAfro Groove Queen – Contre-Jour (22)
29. Gaye Su Akyol İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir – Glitterbeat (10)
30. Rocky DawuniBeats of Zion – Aquarian (-)

31. Duo Bottasso & Simon Sims LongoBiserta e Altre Storie – Visage Music (-)
32. Lucilla Galeazzi, Didier Laloy, Ialma, Carlo Rizzo, Maarten DecombelAlegria e Libertà (-)
33. Xiomara FortunaSon Verdad – Ileakwa Producciones (-)
34. MagosForgatós – Fonó ()
35. Bokanté + Metropole OrkestWhat Heat – Real World (34)
36. Tristan Driessens & Robbe KieckensBlue (-)
37. Ustad SaamiGod Is Not a Terrorist – Glitterbeat Records (-)
38. DamilyValimbilo – Les Disques Bongo Joe (21)
39. SANSKulku – Cloud Valley (24)
40. TautumeitasTautumeitas – CPL-Music (28)

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TWMC Festival Awards

Application open for the 2019 Festival Awards!!
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