Community News - Best of March - Charts and Playlists

Né So by Rokia Traoré

As ever, the World Music Charts Europe have put together a list of the albums that have been played the most on world music radio stations and shows across Europe over the last month. Here is the March top ten:

1 – NÉ SO – Rokia Traoré (Mali)
2 – ESPERANTO – Dimitris Mystakidis (Greece)
3 – AT THE EDGE OF THE BEGINNING – Idan Raichel (Israel)
4 – THE TAMBOURINE MAN – Xabier Diaz & Adufeiras de Salitre (Spain)
5 – SENSITIVE SKIN – Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland)
6 – RIVIERE NOIRE – Riviere Noire (France & Brazil)
7 – VIENA – Värttinä (Finland)
8 – ZUKVA – Divanhana (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
9 – NAVEGA MUNDOS – Las Hermanas Caronni (Argentina)
10 – PALM-WINE MUSIC IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Koo Nimo (Ghana)

In addition to that, the Transglobal World Music Charts show a listing of the world music albums that have been ranked by TWMC panel members over the last month. Here is the March top ten:

1 – NE SO – Rokia Traoré (Mali)
2 – THE TRAVELLER – Baaba Maal (Senegal)
3 – SUPERNATURAL LOVE – Sidestepper (Colombia)
4 – ABBAR EL HAMADA – Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara)
5 – NAVEGA MUNDOS – Las Hermanas Caronni (Argentina)
6 – JUNUN – Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express (Israel/UK/India)
7 – III – Bixiga 70 (Brazil)
8 – ZUKVA – Divanhana (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
9 – TOURISTES – Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin (Mali/USA)
10 – ON LOVE AND SCIENCE - Zulya and the Children of the Underground (Australia/Russia)

Furthermore, in the attached links you can find “The Austin 100” Spotify playlist hosted by NPR Music. It is a nice song collection of the SXSW Festival, which took place last week. In addition to that we also like to share a playlist the artists who played at WOMEX at SXSW.

article submitted by:Jim Hickson, Piranha Arts

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