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AMAZON.CO.UK FOLK/ROOTS/WORLD 30

May’s non-budget price CD sales from Amazon.co.uk.
  1. BELLOWHEAD Live: The Farewell Tour (Navigator)
  2. VARIOUS ARTISTS BBC Folk Awards 2016 (Proper)
  3. CHRISTY MOORE Lily (Columbia)
  4. SAM LEE & FRIENDS The Fade In Time (Nest Collective)
  5. AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM The Source (ECC)
  6. THE UNTHANKS Mount The Air (Rabble Rouser)
  7. RHIANNON GIDDENS Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  8. BOB DYLAN The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (Columbia)
  9. SHOW OF HANDS The Long Way Home (Hands On Music)
  10. 9BACH Anian (Real World)
  11. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  12. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming 2 (Real World)
  13. BELLOWHEAD Pandemonium – The Essential (Navigator)
  14. JOHN McCUSKER Hello, Goodbye (Under One Sky)
  15. LYNCHED Cold Old Fire (Lynched)
  16. IMARHAN Imarhan (City Slang)
  17. SONGS OF SEPARATION Songs Of Separation (Navigator)
  18. OYSTERBAND This House Will Stand (Navigator)
  19. OLIVIA CHANEY The Longest River (Nonesuch)
  20. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming (Real World)
  21. THE YOUNG ’UNS Another Man’s Ground (Young ’Uns)
  22. BALLAKÉ SISSOKO & VINCENT SEGAL Musique De Nuit (No Format)
  23. LAU The Bell That Never Rang (Reveal)
  24. THIS IS THE KIT Bashed Out (Brassland)
  25. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
  26. SONGHOY BLUES Music In Exile (Transgressive)
  27. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)
  28. KATE RUSBY 20 (Pure)
  29. DORI FREEMAN Dori Freeman (Free Dirt)
  30. BERT JANSCH Avocet (Earth)

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WORLD MUSIC EUROPEAN AIRPLAY TOP 15

May’s most played world music albums, compiled from returns from radio DJs all over Europe World Music Charts Europe
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  1. BOMBINO Azel (Partisan)
  2. AZIZA BRAHIM Abbar El Hamada (Glitterbeat)
  3. FÉLIX LAJKÓ Most Jöttem (Fono)
  4. STEFANO SALETTI & BANDA IKONA Sound City (Finisterre)
  5. KONONO No.1 Konono No.1 Meets Batida (Crammed)
  6. JOE DRISCOLL & SECKOU KEITA Monistic Theory (Cumbancha)
  7. CEU Tropix (Six Degrees)
  8. M.A.K.U. SOUND SYSTEM Mezcla (Glitterbeat)
  9. TIMO ALAKOTILA Timo Alakotila & Piano (Akero)
  10. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)
  11. KATERINA TSIRIDOU Aman Katerina: A Tribute To Panayiotis Toundas (Protasis)
  12. VARIOUS ARTISTS Every Song Has Its End (Glitterbeat)
  13. VARIOUS ARTISTS This Is Kologo Power (Makkum)
  14. GERARDO NÚÑEZ & ULF WAKENIUS Logos (ACT)
  15. SAMPO LASSILA NARINKKA In Strange Lands (Narinkaattori)

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TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART TOP 15

May’s favourite albums compiled from a worldwide panel of broadcasters and writers.
  1. BOMBINO Azel (Partisan)
  2. LAKOU MIZIK Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
  3. AZIZA BRAHIM Abbar El Hamada (Glitterbeat)
  4. AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM The Source (ECC)
  5. YO-YO MA & SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)
  6. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
  7. LA BANDA MORISCA Algarabya (Fol Musica)
  8. KONONO No.1 Konono No.1 Meets Batida (Crammed)
  9. DAMIR IMAMOVIĆ’S SEVDAH TAKHT Dvojka (Glitterbeat)
  10. FANFARE CIOCARLIA Onwards Towards Mars! (Asphalt Tango)
  11. ELIZA SOARES The Woman At The End Of The World (Mais Um Discos)
  12. 9BACH Anian (Real World)
  13. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming 2 (Real World)
  14. DAGADANA Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando)
  15. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)

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WORLD MUSIC NETWORK VIDEO 10

Watch all the videos in May’s chart (and earlier) at www.worldmusic.net/charts/video/
  1. 9BACH Llyn Du
  2. HANGGAI The Vast Grassland
  3. SAM LEE & FRIENDS Lovely Molly (Live on Later…)
  4. ROBERT ‘ROBI’ SVÄRD Barokeria
  5. HADAG NAHASH w. TSAI TSABARI Shemesh (Sun)
  6. IDAN RAICHEL Full Concert Live On Alex Berlin
  7. JARLATH HENDERSON, ROSS AINSLIE & ALI HUTTON The Mountain Streams
  8. SONGHOY BLUES Live On KEXP
  9. M.A.K.U. SOUND SYSTEM Live On The Chris Gethard Show
  10. DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA At Ketevan Festival

10 YEARS AGO

May 2006 sales from Virgin Retail’s national chain computer.
  1. GOTAN PROJECT Lunatico (XL)
  2. SHOW OF HANDS Witness (Hands On Music)
  3. TOUMANI DIABATÉ/SYMMETRIC ORCH Boulevard de l’Indépendance (World C)
  4. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  5. JIM MORAY Jim Moray (Niblick Is A Giraffe)
  6. KATE RUSBY The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (Pure)
  7. OJOS DE BRUJO Techari (Diquela)
  8. DR JOHN Mercenary (Parlophone)
  9. SETH LAKEMAN Freedom Fields (I Scream)
  10. CHRISTY MOORE Live In Dublin (Sony BMG)
  11. KARINE POLWART Scribbled In Chalk (Spit & Polish)
  12. VARIOUS ARTISTS Awards For World Music 2006 (Manteca)
  13. ALI FARKA TOURÉ/TOUMANI DIABATÉ In The Heart Of The Moon (World Circuit)
  14. AMADOU & MARIAM Dimanche à Bamako (Because)
  15. VARIOUS ARTISTS White Bicycles (Fledg’ling)
  16. VARIOUS ARTISTS Tsotsi OST (Warners)
  17. SALSA CELTICA El Camino (Discos Leon)
  18. VARIOUS ARTISTS Garden Of Delights (Sanctuary)
  19. CESÁRIA ÉVORA Rogamar (Sony BMG)
  20. LILA DOWNS La Cantina (Narada)

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