World Music Charts - End of 2016 Charts - Including WOMEX Artists!


The world music charts have been publishing their end–of–year lists for 2016, and previous WOMEX showcasers are very much in evidence! Below are the top ten lists from the World Music Charts Europe and the Transglobal World Music Chart – across the two of them, there are ten artists who have graced the WOMEX stage!

World Music Charts Europe:
1. Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain) – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
2. Elza Soares (Brazil) – The Woman at the End of the World (A Mulher do Fim do Mundo) (Mais Um Discos)
3. Bombino (Niger) – Azel (Partisan Records)
4. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
5. Konono No1 Meets Batida (DR Congo/Portugal) – Konono No1 Meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
6. Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland) – Sensitive Skin (Octopus/Ondine)
7. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis (Greece) – Nyn (Riverboat Records)
8. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano (Cameroon/USA/Cuba) – Heritage (Qwest/Membran)
9. Various artists (Cabo Verde) – Space Echo – The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed! (Analog Africa)
10. Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania) – Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)

Transglobal World Music Chart:
1. Refugees for Refugees (Belgium/Worldwide)– Amerli (Muziekpublique)
2. Bixiga 70 (Brazil) – III (Glitterbeat Records)
3. Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain) – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
4. Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania) – Arbina (Glitterbeat Records)
5. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko (Canada/Senegal) – Jardins Migrateurs (Ma Case)
6. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
7. Elza Soares (Brazil) – The Woman at the End of the World (A Mulher do Fim do Mundo) (Mais Um Discos)
8. Yo–Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble (China/USA/Worldwide) – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
9. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman Gambarov (Kurdistan) – Hawniyaz (Harmonia Mundi)
10. Bonga (Angola) – Recados de Fora (Lusafrica)

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Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada


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