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1991

1

BAYO

Baaba Maal

Mango

Senegal

2

AMEN

Salif Keita

Mango

Mali

3

THE WASSOULOU SOUND

Women of Wassoulou

Sterns-Africa

Mali

 

1992

1

WALK LIKE A NUBIAN

Ali Hassan Kuban

Piranha

Nubia/Egypt

2

LAM TORO

Baaba Maal

Mango

Senegal

3

KHALED

Cheb Khaled

Barclay

Algeria

 

1993

1

KO SIRA

Oumou Sangare

World Circuit

Mali

2

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Dissidenten

Exil

Germany/India

3

SELENIKO

Värttinä

Sonet

Finland

 

1994

1

TALKING TIMBUKTU

Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder

World Circuit

Mali/USA

2

SIDI MANSOUR

Rimitti

Absolute

Algeria

3

AYE

Angelique Kidjo

Mango

Benin

 

1995

1

CESARIA

Cesaria Evora

BMG

Cape Verde

2

URBAN TURBAN

Urban Turban

MNW

Sweden

3

MUSO KO

Habib Koite

Contre jour

Mali

 

1996

1

WOROTAN

Oumou Sangare

World Circuit

Mali

2

KISMET

Marta Sebestyen

Hannibal/Ryko

Hungary

3

FOLON - ...THE PAST

Salif Keita

Mango

Mali

 

1997

1

SAHRA

Khaled

Barclay

Algeria

2

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Ry Cooder and Friends

World Circuit

Cuba/USA

3

SON EGAL

Tarika

Green Linnet/Xenophile

Madagascar

 

1998

1

NOMAD SOUL

Baaba Maal

Palm Pictures

Senegal

2

MA YA

Habib Koite

Contrejour

Mali

3

BALOBA

Africando

Stern's

Senegal/USA

 

1999

1

Buena Vista Sozial Club presents: 

Ibrahim Ferrer

World Circuit

Cuba

2

NIAFUNKE

Ali Farka Touré

World Circuit

Mali

3

BAMBAY GUEEJ

Cheikh Lo

World Circuit

Senegal

 

2000

1

SPIRIT

Geoffrey Oryema

Sono

Uganda

2

NOUAR

Cheikha Rimitti

Sono

Algeria

3

KENZA

Khaled

Barclay

Algeria

 

2001

1

PROXIMA ESTACION ESPERANZA

Manu Chao

Virgin

France/Spain

2

BETECE/MANDALI

Africando All Stars

Musisoft/Stern's

Various

3

BARO

Habib Koite

Putumayo

Mali

 

2002

1

SPECIALIST IN ALL STYLES

Orchestra Baobab

World Circuit

Senegal

2

MOFFOU

Salif Keita

Universal

Mali

3

TIMBUKTU

Issa Bagayogo

Six Degrees

Mali

 

2003

1

BUENOS HERMANOS

Ibrahim Ferrer

World Circuit

Cuba

2

LAUGHTER THROUGH TEARS

Oi Va Voi

Outcaste

UK

3

MAMBO SINUENDO

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban

Nonesuch

Cuba/USA

 

2004

1

AMASSAKOUL

Tinariwen

Triban Union/Emma

Mali

2

THE LIVING ROAD

Lhasa

Warner Jazz

Canada

3

EGYPT

Youssou N'Dour

Nonesuch

Senegal

 

2005

1

DIMANCHE A BAMAKO

Amadou et Mariam

Because Records

Mali

2

IN THE HEART OF THE MOON

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

World Circuit

Mali

3

CEASEFIRE

Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim

Riverboat

Sudan

 

2006

1

SAVANE

Ali Farka Toure

World Circuit

Mali

2

BREATH

Mercan Dede

Doublemoon

Turkey/Canada

3

KAL

Kal

Asphalt Tango

Serbia

 

2007

1

WATINA

Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective

Cumbancha

Belize

2

AMAN IMAN

Tinariwen

Independiente

Mali

3

SEGU BLUE

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba

Outhere

Mali

 

2008

1

3MA

Projet 3MA; Rajery/Ballake Sissoko/Driss El Maloumi

Contre-Jour

Mali/Morocco/

Madagascar

2

800

Mercan Dede

Doublemoon

Turkey/Canada

3

UMALALI

The Garifuna Women's Project

Cumbancha

Belize/Guatemala

 

2009

1

SEYA

Oumou Sangare

World Circuit

Mali

2

TRES TRES FORT

Staff Benda Bilili

Crammed

DR Congo

3

TELL NO LIES

Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

Real World

Gambia/UK

 

2010

1

RISE AND SHINE

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Cumbancha

Sierra Leone

2

HANDMADE

Hindi Zahra

Blue Note

Morocco/Franc

3

ALI & TOUMANI

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

World Circuit

Mali

 

2011

1

FATOU

Fatoumata Diawara

World Circuit

Mali

2

CICADA

Hazmat Modine

Jaro

USA

3

UNIKO

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen

Ondine

Finland/US

 

2012

1

BOUGER LE MONDE

Staff Benda Bilili

Crammed

DR Congo

2

EL AAIUN AGDAT

Mariem Hassan

Nubenegra

Western Sahara/Spain

3

BROTHERS IN BAMAKO

Habib Koite - Eric Bibb

Contre-Jour

Mali/USA

 

2013

1

JAMA KO

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Outhere records

Mali

2

ZOOM

Rachid Taha

Naive

France

3

AYO

The Garifuna Collective

Cumbancha/Stonetree

Belize

 

2014

1

SOUTAK

Aziza Brahim

Glitterbeat

Western Sahara/Spain

2

TOUMANI & SIDIKI

Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate

World Circuit

Mali

3

TAMBUROCKET HUNGARIAN FIREWORKS 

Söndörgö

Riverboat

Hungary

 

2015

1

OF LOVERS, GAMBLERS AND PARACHUTE SKIRTS

Taraf de Haidouks

Crammed

Romania

2

BA POWER

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Glitterbeat 

Mali

3

AKÖ

Blick Bassy

No Format!

Cameroon

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