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AMAZON.CO.UK FOLK/ROOTS/WORLD 30

May’s non-budget price CD sales from Amazon.co.uk.
  1. SONGHOY BLUES Music In Exile (Transgressive)
  2. THE UNTHANKS Mount The Air (Rabble Rouser)
  3. VARIOUS ARTISTS BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 (Proper)
  4. LAU The Bell That Never Rings (Reveal)
  5. BELLOWHEAD Revival (Island)
  6. OLIVIA CHANEY The Longest River (Nonesuch)
  7. MBONGWANA STAR From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  8. LUDOVICO EINAUDI & VARIOUS Taranta Project (Ponderosa)
  9. 9BACH Tincian (Real World)
  10. BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA Ba Power (Glitterbeat)
  11. ELIZA CARTHY & TIM ERIKSEN Bottle (Hem Hem/Navigator)
  12. JACKIE OATES The Spyglass & The Herringbone (ECC)
  13. BELLA HARDY With The Dawn (Noe)
  14. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Lost And Found (World Circuit)
  15. ROBERT PLANT Lullaby And…The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)
  16. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  17. THIS IS THE KIT Bashed Out (Brassland)
  18. SAM LEE The Fade In Time (Nest Collective)
  19. JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour (Folk Room)
  20. FAIRPORT CONVENTION Myths & Heroes (Matty Grooves)
  21. THE RAILS Fair Warning (Island)
  22. RHIANNON GIDDENS Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  23. THE YOUNG ’UNS Another Man’s Ground (Hereteu)
  24. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Elizabethan Session (Quercus)
  25. SPIRO Welcome Joy And Welcome Sorrow (Real World)
  26. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming (Real World)
  27. JULIE FOWLIS Gach Sgeul (Machair)
  28. PEATBOG FAERIES Blackhouse (Peatbog)
  29. TERAKAFT Alone (OutHere)

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WORLD MUSIC EUROPEAN AIRPLAY 20

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. BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA Ba Power (Glitterbeat)
  2. MBONGWANA STAR From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  3. CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO Quaranta 40 (Ponderosa)
  4. STELIOS PETRAKIS QUARTET Avgi – Live In Heraklion (Molpe Music)
  5. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Lost And Found (World Circuit)
  6. SOUAD MASSI El Mutakallimun (Wrasse)
  7. ELIDA ALMEIDA Ora Doci Ora Margos (Lusafrica)
  8. GERMAN DIAZ Metodo Cardiofonico (Prods Efimeras)
  9. BUKAHARA Strange Delight (Bukahara)
  10. SECKOU KEITA 22 Strings (ARC/ Mwldan)
  11. NIYAZ The Fourth Light (Six Degrees)
  12. FARIS Mississippi To Sahara (Wrasse)
  13. ESKO JÄRVELÄ EPIC MALE BAND Rye Groove (Own Label)
  14. TERAKAFT Alone (OutHere)
  15. ANA ALCAIDE Gotrasawala Ensemble (Tales Of Pangea)
  16. BALOGH KALMAN & LUCACS MIKLOS Cimbalomduo (Folk Europa)
  17. KIRAN AHLUWALIA Sanata/Stillness (ARC)
  18. SKIP & DIE Cosmic Serpents (Crammed)
  19. VARDAN HOVANISSIAN & EMRE GULTENKIN Adana (Muziek Publique)
  20. YIDDISH TWIST ORCHESTRA Let’s (YTO)

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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. AFRICA EXPRESS PRESENTS Terry Riley’s In C Mali
  2. SHANTEL & ARETI KETIME EastWest/Dysi Ki Anatoli
  3. MOLOTOV JUKEBOX Hi Life Crisis
  4. MOH KOUYATÉ Yéllé
  5. SALLY NYOLO Kilimanjaro
  6. ELIDA ALMEIDA Ledam Ku Bo
  7. BOUBACAR TRAORÉ Hona
  8. SOUAD MASSI Faya Lâyla
  9. ICHI Otonohatonbi
  10. SAMBA TOURÉ Wo Yendé Alakar

10 YEARS AGO

May 2005 sales from Virgin Retail’s national chain computer
  1. MARIZA Transparente (EMI)
  2. JOHNNY CASH Man Comes Around (Mercury)
  3. ROBERT CRAY Twenty (Sanctuary)
  4. LUCINDA WILLIAMS Live At The Filmore (Universal)
  5. JOHN PRINE Fair And Square (Oh Boy)
  6. NATACHA ATLAS Best Of… (Mantra)
  7. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  8. THE POGUES Ultimate Collection (Warners)
  9. SANDY DENNY Sandy (Universal)
  10. ELIZA CARTHY Rough Music (Topic)
  11. DAMIEN DEMPSEY Shots (IRL)
  12. KARINE POLWART Faultlines (Neon)
  13. VARIOUS ARTISTS Buddha-Bar 7 (George V)
  14. ALISON KRAUSS Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder)
  15. SEU JORGE Cru (Beleza)
  16. DANU When All Is Said And Done (Shanachie)
  17. LHASA The Living Road (Warners)
  18. BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Atom Bomb (Real World)
  19. AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS Step Forward (DM Ahora!)
  20. KATE & ANNA McGARRIGLE La Vache Qui Pleure (Disques Tribu)

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