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AMAZON.CO.UK FOLK/ROOTS/WORLD 30

April’s non-budget price CD sales from Amazon.co.uk.
  1. BELLOWHEAD Live: The Farewell Tour (Navigator)
  2. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming 2 (Real World)
  3. VARIOUS ARTISTS BBC Folk Awards 2016 (Proper)
  4. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  5. SHOW OF HANDS The Long Way Home (Hands On Music)
  6. RHIANNON GIDDENS Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  7. AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM The Source (ECC)
  8. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming (Real World)
  9. BOB DYLAN The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (Columbia)
  10. BELLOWHEAD Pandemonium – The Essential (Navigator)
  11. SONGS OF SEPARATION Songs Of Separation (Navigator)
  12. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)
  13. LEVERET In The Round (RootBeat)
  14. THIS IS THE KIT Bashed Out (Brassland)
  15. VARIOUS ARTISTS Music Of Morocco: Recorded By Paul Bowles, 1959 (Dust To Digital)
  16. FAY HIELD Old Adam (Soundpost)
  17. LUTHER DICKINSON Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Vols I & II (New West)
  18. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
  19. KATE RUSBY 20 (Pure)
  20. 9BACH Anian (Real World)
  21. THE UNTHANKS Mount The Air (Rabble Rouser)
  22. BERT JANSCH Avocet (Earth)
  23. YORKSTON · THORNE · KHAN Everything Sacred (Domino)
  24. THE WAINWRIGHT SISTERS Songs In The Dark (PIAS)
  25. ROBBIE FULKS Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
  26. SAM CARTER How The City Sings (Captain)
  27. CARA DILLON A Thousand Hearts (Red UK)
  28. LYNCHED Cold Old Fire (Lynched)
  29. EDWARD II Manchester’s Improving Daily (Cadiz)
  30. MAZ O’CONNOR The Longing Kind (Restless Head)

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WORLD MUSIC EUROPEAN AIRPLAY TOP 15

April’s most played world music albums, compiled from returns from radio DJs all over Europe World Music Charts Europe
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  1. AZIZA BRAHIM Abbar El Hamada (Glitterbeat)
  2. BOMBINO Azel (Partisan)
  3. KONONO No.1 Konono No.1 Meets Batida (Crammed)
  4. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)
  5. FERHAT TUNC Kobani (KKV)
  6. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming 2 (Real World)
  7. SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK Like A Bird Or A Spirit… (Ponderosa)
  8. VARIOUS ARTISTS Every Song Has Its End (Glitterbeat)
  9. LAKOU MIZIK Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
  10. DAGADANA Meridian 68 (Karrot Kommando)
  11. RIVIÈRE NOIRE Rivière Noire (Nordic Notes)
  12. ZULYA & THE CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND On Love And Science (Own Label)
  13. JOE DRISCOLL & SECKOU KEITA Monistic Theory (Cumbancha)
  14. VÄRTTINÄ Viena (Westpark)
  15. GAMBARI BAND Kokuma (Membran)

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TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART TOP 15

April’s favourite albums compiled from a worldwide panel of broadcasters and writers.
  1. BOMBINO Azel (Partisan)
  2. AZIZA BRAHIM Abbar El Hamada (Glitterbeat)
  3. ROKIA TRAORÉ Ne So (Nonesuch)
  4. LA BANDA MORISCA Algarabya (Fol Musica)
  5. KONONO No.1 Konono No.1 Meets Batida (Crammed)
  6. LAKOU MIZIK Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha)
  7. FANFARE CIOCARLIA Onwards To Mars! (Asphalt Tango)
  8. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming 2 (Real World)
  9. STEFANO SALETTI & BANDA IKONA Sound City (Finisterre)
  10. KATERINA TSIRIDOU Aman Katerina: A Tribute To Panayiotis Toundas (Protasis)
  11. SOCIEDADE RECREATIVA Sociedade Recreativa (La Chaudiere)
  12. DAMIR IMAMOVI´C’S SEVDAH TAKHT Dvojka (Glitterbeat)
  13. VARIOUS ARTISTS Every Song Has Its End (Glitterbeat)
  14. LAS HERMANAS CARONNI Navega Mundos (Les Grands Fleuves)
  15. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)

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WORLD MUSIC NETWORK VIDEO 10

Watch all the videos in April’s chart (and earlier) at www.worldmusic.net/charts/video/
  1. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR ft ALEV LENZ Land Of Gold
  2. MAWKIN The Frenchy Set
  3. KONONO No.1 MEETS BATIDA Nlele Kalusimbiko
  4. BOMBINO Akhar Zaman (This Moment) – (Live at SXSW)
  5. RIVIERE NOIRE feat SYLVIE HOARAU Londres Paris
  6. 42 STRINGS Jarabi
  7. PASCUALA ILABACA & FAUNA Canción Quechua
  8. GAMBARI BAND Maya Sangaye
  9. SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK Like A Bird Or A Spirit, Not A Face
  10. LAS HERMANAS CARONNI La Mélodie Des Choses

20 YEARS AGO

April 1996 sales from Virgin Retail’s national chain computer.
  1. CLANNAD Lore (RCA)
  2. RICHARD THOMPSON You? Me? Us? (Capitol)
  3. STEVE EARLE I Feel Alright (Transatlantic)
  4. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Columbia)
  5. NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN & MICHAEL BROOK Night Song (Real World)
  6. ALTAN Blackwater (Virgin)
  7. VARIOUS ARTISTS Sacred Spirit (Virgin)
  8. BILL WHELAN Riverdance (Celtic Heartbeat)
  9. TAJ MAHAL Phantom Blues (Private)
  10. ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO Fifa (Mango)
  11. ALI FARKA TOURÉ Radio Mali (World Circuit)
  12. STEELEYE SPAN Time (Park)
  13. ELIZA CARTHY Heat, Light & Sound (Topic)
  14. ALISON KRAUSS Now That I’ve Found You (Rounder)
  15. ITZHAK PERLMAN In The Fiddlers House (EMI)
  16. SINEAD LOHAN Who Do You Think I Am (Grapevine)
  17. WASIS DIOP No Sant (Mercury)
  18. EILEEN IVERS Wild Blue (Green Linnet)
  19. TERRY ALLEN Human Remains (Sugar Hill)
  20. THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS Out Of The Blue (A&M)

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