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The Year 2016


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The top 200 of 854 nominated records 


1 ABBAR EL HAMADA Aziza Brahim
Glitterbeat Western Sahara/Spain

2 THE WOMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD (A MULHER DO FIM DO MUNDO) Elza Soares
Mais Um Discos Brazil

3 AZEL Bombino
Partisan Records Niger

4 NÉ SO Rokia Traoré
Nonesuch Mali

5 KONONO NO 1 MEETS BATIDA Konono No1
Crammed Congo/Portugal

6 SENSITIVE SKIN Kimmo Pohjonen
Octopus/Ondine Finland

7 NYN Kristi Stassinopoulou, Stathis Kalyviotis
Riverboat Records Greece

8 HERITAGE Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano
Qwest/Membran Cameroon/USA/Cuba

9 SPACE ECHO, THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE COSMIC SOUND OF CABO VERDE FINALLY REVEALED Various artists
Analog Africa Cape Verde

10 ARBINA Noura Mint Seymali
Glitterbeat Mauritania

11 ESPERANTO Dimitris Mystakidis
Fishbowl Greece

12 VIENA Värttinä
Westpark Music Finland

13 MEZCLA M.A.K.U. Soundsystem
Glitterbeat USA/Columbia

14 TROPIX Ceu
Six Degrees Brazil

15 TULES MAAS VEDES TAIVAAL Tuuletar
Bafe's Factory Finland

16 SOUND CITY Stefano Saletti & Piccola Banda Ikona
Finisterre Italy

17 THE TAMBOURINE MAN Xabier Diaz & Adufeiras de Salitre
Musicas de Salitre Spain

18 DJELY BLUES Djelimady Tounkara
Label Bleu Mali

19 LEYENDA Ana Alcaide
ARC Spain

20 RIVIERE NOIRE Riviere Noire
CPL Music France/Brazil

21 EVERY SONG HAS ITS END Various artists
Glitterbeat Mali

22 ELEKTRO HAFIZ Elektro Hafiz
Pharaway Sounds Turkey/Germany

23 THIS IS KOLOGO POWER Various artists
Makkum Rec. Ghana

24 LEGEND OF FUNANA Bitori
Analog Africa Cape Verde

25 VELESU Tomas Kocko & Orchestr
Indies Scope Czech Republic

26 KOBANI Ferhat Tunc
Kirkelig Kulturverksted Turkey

27 LIKE A BIRD OF SPIRIT, NOT A FACE Sainkho Namchylak
Ponderosa Siberia

28 ONWARDS TO MARS! Fanfare Ciocarlia
Asphalt Tango Romania

29 FAR FROM HOME Calypso Rose
Because Trinidad

30 MOST JÖTTEM... Lajko Felix
Fono Hungary/Serbia

31 MONISTIC THEORY Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
Cumbancha USA/Guinea

32 A-H-E-O Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra
Glitterbeat Haiti/Nigeria/France/UK

33 AMERLI Refugees for Refugees
Muziekpublique Belgium/various

34 WA DI YO Lakou Mizik
Cumbancha Haiti

35 KOYA Abou Diarra
Mix et Metisse Mali

36 THE GLOAMING 2 The Gloaming
Real World Ireland

37 MALETAK Kepa Junkera & Sorginak
Fol Musica Spain

38 NAVEGA MUNDOS Las Hermanas Caronni
Les Grands Fleuves Argentina 

39 AMAN KATERINA - A TRIBUTE TO PANAYIOTIS TOUNDAS Katerina Tsiridou
Protasis Art Greece

40 ¡VAMOS A GUARACHAR! Orkesta Mendoza & Salvador Duran
Glitterbeat USA/Mexico

41 RENASCENCE Kandia Kouyate
Stern's Mali

42 URGENT JUMPING! EAST AFRICAN MUSIKI WA DANSI CLASSICS 1972-1982 various artists
Stern's Africa various

43 I WILL NOT STOP SINGING Zomba Prison Project
Six Degrees Malawi

44 EAMIRITNI - RIMEBORN Elin Kaven
Nordic Notes Norway

45 SUISTAMO ELECTRICITY Suistamon Sähkö
Kihtinäjärvi Rec Finland

46 RECADOS DE FORA Bonga
Lusafrica Angola

47 TOURISTES Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin
Six Degrees Mali/USA

48 MERIDIAN 68 DagaDana
Karrot Kommando Poland

49 GUAJIRA + MAS GUAJIRA Eliades Ochoa & Alma Latina
Tumi Cuba

50 BRASS LIKE IT HOT Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra
ARC Macedonia

51 RESCUED TREASURE: LIVE AT GORKI BERLIN Semer Ensemble
Piranha Germany/various

52 HIDDEN BREATH / SAKLI NEFES Burak Malcok
Onearth Turkey

53 ZUKVA Divanhana
ARC Bosnia & Herzegovina

54 TIMO ALAKOTILA & PIANO Timo Alakotila
Akero Finland

55 DVOJKA Damir Imamovic's Sevdah Takht
Glitterbeat Bosnia & Herzegovina

56 ON LOVE AND SCIENCE Zulya and the Children of the Underground
Selfrelease Russia/Australia

57 HERANCA Lura
Lusafrica Cape Verde

58 KOKUMA Gambari Band
Membran Mali

59 THE TRAVELLER Baaba Maal
Marathon Artists Senegal

60 ABOUT KIDS, HIPS, NIGHTMARES AND HOMEWORK Emicida
Sterns Brazil Brazil

61 KHMER ROUGE SURVIVORS: THEY WILL KILL YOU IF YOU CRIE various artists
Glitterbeat Cambodia

62 SAJAT GYUJTES/OWN COLLECTION WORK Buda Folk Band
Fono Hungary

63 LIVE WIRES Söndörgö
Riverboat Hungary

64 CARRY YOUR KIN The Breath
Real World UK

65 WOTAN Estusha
CD Baby Mexico

66 REINA DE TODAS LAS FIESTAS Chico Trujillo
Barbes Chile

67 PALM-WINE MUSIC IN THE 21st Century Koo Nimo
Zaria Music Ghana

68 AT THE EDGE OF THE BEGINNING Idan Raichel
Cumbancha Israel

69 FOLKTRON Oratnitza
Fusion Embassy Bulgaria

70 SUPERNATURAL LOVE Sidestepper
Real World UK/Colombia

71 REY LOJ Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna
Petit indie Chile

72 GYPSY LOVER Faith i Branko
Riverboat UK/Serbia

73 LOVE SONGS VOL.2 Yishak Banjaw
Teranga Beat Ethiopia

74 MULHER DO NORTE Claudia Aurora
Red Orange Portugal

75 MANTRA SESSIONS Bosse Skoglund & Zilverzurf
Diesel Music Sweden

76 VIVA DIASPORA Shantel
Essay Recordings Germany

77 IN STRANGE LANDS - VIERAILLA MAILLA Sampo Lassila Narinkka
Narinkaattori Records Finland

78 CAMALEAO BORBOLETA Graveola
Mais um Discos Brazil

79 LOST IN MALI Various artists
Riverboat Mali

80 12 VOICES OF HAITI various artists
TiCorn Music Haiti/various

81 KORRONTZI DANTZAN Korrontzi
Biga Baga Spain

82 KANAMALU Kimi Djabate
Red Orange Guinea Bissau

83 MANARA Alsarah & The Nubatones
Wonderwheel Sudan/USA

84 TRANSFORMATION Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Flowfish Iran/Germany

85 MUSIQUE DE FRANCE Acid Arab
Crammed France

86 VESEVO Vesevo
AgualocaRecords Italy

87 FAME Orquestra de Jazz de Galicia
Clave Records Spain (Galicia)

88 FEET FIRST Nive & The Deer Children
Glitterhouse Greenland

89 LOGOS Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius
ACT Spain/Sweden

90 TIKOUNEN Kel Assouf
Igloo Mundo Niger/Tunisia/Belgium

91 OPUS Afenginn
Westpark Music Denmark

92 ILHA D'MELODIA Ceuzany
Lusafrica Cape Verde

93 HÜSN-Ü AVARE Hüsnü Senlendirici
Sony Music Turkey

94 LIVE AT WOMEX BUDAPEST Herczku Agi & Band
Fono Hungary

95 XOSE LOIS ROMERO & ALIBORIA Xose Lois Romero & Aliboria
Noa Lopez Spain (Galicia)

96 EXTRANA Addys Mercedes
Medialuna Cuba

97 FIO DA MEMORIA Luisa Maita
Cumbancha Brazil

98 SENEGAL 70 Various artists
Analog Africa Senegal

99 ESTE INSTANTE Marta Gomez
Aluna Colombia/Spain

100 CALL OF THE BLUES Michael Messer's Mitra
Knife Edge Records UK/India

101 KOMIA Puhti
Nordic Notes Finland

102 KAN ZAMAN Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble
Göksel Yilmaz Netherlands

103 IMARHAN Imarhan
City Slang Algeria

104 MEMORIE DI SALE Radicanto
Arealive Italy

105 MUSIQUE DE NUIT Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal
No Format! Mali, France

106 III Bixiga 70
Glitterbeat Brazil

107 BLOODLINE XIXA
Glitterhouse USA

108 IWA Beautiful Nubia and The Roots Renaissance Band
EniObanke Nigeria

109 APOLLO YOU SIXTEEN Karim Baggili
Take the Bus Belgium

110 SABARU Sekou Kouyate
One World Guinea

111 AFRIKA MAMAS Afrika Mamas
ARC South Africa

112 THE YOUNG MAN'S HARP Vieux Kante
Stern's Africa Mali

113 ETHIOPIA -CELEBRATING EMPEROR TEWODROS II Gabriella Ghermandi
ARC Ethiopia/Italy

114 TAABAKU Beautiful Nubia And The Roots Renaissance Band
EniObanke Canada

115 UMBADA Mamadou & Sama Yoon
For Tune Senegal/Poland

116 ANDA Melingo
World Village Argentina

117 MADRE (THE HYPNOTIC DANCE'S THEME) Giuliano Gabriele
iCompany Italy

118 PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Strut Ghana

119 ENCOUNTERS Jamaican Jazz Orchestra
Zephyrus Belgium

120 COEXIST - LIVE AT POLIN Naxos Orchestra
Milo Records Greece/Syria/Yemen/Poland

121 TURMIO Okra Playground
Sibelius Academy Finland

122 WE ALL BE AFRICANS Idris Ackamoor
Strut

123 GAIA MUSICA VOL.1 DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Tudo Lugar
Mundo Melhor Brazil/India/Indonesia/Mali

124 ANIAN 9 Bach
Real World UK

125 ANGEL SONG Branko Galoic & Skakavac orkestar
Silvox Records Croatia

126 NAVEGA! Moussu T e lei Jovenets
Manivette France

127 COMING HOME Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Strut Ghana

128 A DAY FOR THE HUNTER, A DAY FOR THE PRAY Leyla McCalla
Harmonia Munid Jazz Village USA

129 ALGARABYA La Banda Morisca
Altafonte Spain

130 THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF GHANA PLAY GHANAIAN CLASSICS The National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana
Zaria Music Ghana

131 BEYOND ADDIS VOL.2 Various artists
Trikont Ethiopia

132 AW SA YONE VOL 2 Dieuf Dieul de Thies
Teranga Beat Senegal

133 CAMINO Ialma
Homerecords Spain/Belgium

134 COSMIC UNITY Family Atlantica
Soundway UK/various

135 PRE'VOLUTION Smockey
Outhere Burkina Faso

136 AFRICAN FABRICS Daniel Haaksmann
Man Recordings Germany/South-Africa/Uganda/ et al

137 DIVE HUSY Jitka Suranska Trio
Indies Scope Czech Republic

138 SATRIKA Caci Vorba
Oriente Poland/Ukraine

139 SOUL SOK SEGA - SOUNDS FROM MAURITIUS Various artists
Strut Records Mauritius 

140 NAKA Nakany Kante
Slow Walk Music Guinea

141 A THOUSAND CRANES Cigdem Aslan
Asphalt Tango UK/Turkey

142 MIRATGE Rumbamazigha
Taller de Musics Spain/Algeria/Greece

143 THE BEST OF BOSSACUCANOVA Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Brazil

144 SUPAY Cankisou
Indies Czech republic 

145 PE DE VENTO A presenca das formigas
CPL Portugal

146 SALUTE TO GAZA Gaza Youth Choir
KKV Palestine

147 THE SOURCE Afro Celt Sound System
ECC

148 MADE IN AFRICA (rel. Nov. 4) The KutiMangoes
Danmark Tramp Records

149 BACK TO FOLK Kerekes Band
Kerekes Band Hungary

150 1000 WATTS Quantic presents Flowering Inferno
Tru Thoughts UK

151 EMANUEL Arja Kastinen
Temps Finland/Norway

152 TERRA MIA Louisa Baileche
Mix et Metisse France

153 MAGNETISMO La Yegros
Soundway Argentina

154 DUB ELEKTRO HAFIZ Elektro Hafiz
Pharaway Sounds Turkey/Germany

155 BALBALU Cheikh Lo
Chapter Two/Wagram Senegal

156 ADSABARA Musicants
Picap Spain

157 KIDAYO Vaudou Game
Hot Casa Records

158 SUKU - YOUR LIFE IS A POEM Nils Kercher
Ancient Pulse Records Germany

159 MORNAS DE CABO VERDE various artists
Lusafrica Cape Verde

160 SPACE DIASPORA Oy
Crammed Switzerland

161 OYOYOY Amsterdam Klezmer Band
Vetnasj Netherlands

162 TRAVELOGUE Teho Majamäki
UduMoodMusic Finland

163 TRI HLASY / THREE VOICES Jitka Suramská & Irén Lovasz & Michal Elia Kamal
Indies Czech. Rep./Hungary/Israel

164 GALANIAS (CANTI DELLE DONNE SARDE) Actores Alidos
Finisterre SardiniaItaly (Sardinia)

165 TANKADI Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang
Label Bleu Guinea

166 NEW VOICES Markku Lepistö Trio
Rapusaaris Rec Finland

167 NORDIC CHORO II Nordic Choro
Zebo Records Finland

168 DEUX VISIONS Francesca Blanchard
Vis-a-Vis USA

169 AMATAGA Te Vaka
Spirit of Play New Zealand

170 FROM BEDLAM TO LENANE Ilaria Graziano, Francseco Forni
Agualoca Italy

171 LUNE DE JADE Guo Gan - Emre Gültekin
Homerecords Belgium/China/Turkey

172 GUY BUTTERY Guy Buttery 
Guy Buttery South Africa

173 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ENGLISH FOLK various artists
ARC UK

174 REVUELTA DANZA PARTY Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
Girovago Colombia/Canada

175 ROUGH ROMANIAN SOUL Zmei3
Six Degrees Romania

176 CARRETERO Candido Fabre
Tumi Cuba

177 CYBERIA - SIBERIA Sainkho Namchylak
Ponderosa Russia

178 VOSTOK Piccola Orchestra Gagarin
Whatabout Music Italy/Russia/Spain

179 500 YEARS OF NIGHT Quique Escamilla
Quique Escamila Mexico

180 THE '69 LOS ANGELES SESSIONS Fela Ransome Kuti
Kalakuta Sunrise Nigeria

181 ASHOFAK BADEN Tarabband
Kap Syd Iraq/Sweden

182 HYPNOPHONIC Äl Jawala
Jawa France/Germany

183 PANDAEMONIUM GITANO Various artists
Jasha! Records Various

184 WADADA Diamusk
Fjord Sound Bosnia & Herzegovina/Norway

185 WOLNO! Mosaik
Mosaik

186 LIVE IN FATTELIKU Youssou N'Dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar
Real World Senegal

187 HOLOGRAM IMPARATORLUGU Gaye Su Akyol
Glitterbeat Turkey

188 DOBREK BISTRO FEAT. DAVID KRAKAUER Dobrek Bistro feat. Davud Krakauer
DobRecords Austria/USA/Various

189 WHAT ARE THOSE SONGS! Otava Yo
CPL Music Russia

190 SLOR EIVOR
Tutl Faroe Islands

191 EL DIA Mil Santos
Flowfish Colombia/Germany

192 VOJVODJANSKI GAJDASI various artists
Serbia Serbia

193 LABESSE CLUB DJ Click
No Fridge France

194 LIBRARIES ON FIRE Derek Gripper
New Cape Records South Africa

195 HAUSJÄRVI BEAT Päre
Sibelius Academy Finland

196 O TOLJE Beata Bocek
Indies Scope Czech Rep

197 CARNATIC CONNECTION Bollywood Brass Band
Bollywood Brass Band UK

198 TWENTY Bazar Bla
Bazaarpool Sweden

199 NEW ARBERESHE ALBANIAN MUSIC Skanderband
Puglia Sounds Albania

200 DEDICATION TO SYLVIA REXACH Miramar
Barbes Puerto Rico/USA