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AMAZON.CO.UK FOLK/ROOTS/WORLD 30

April’s non-budget price CD sales from Amazon.co.uk.
  1. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Lost And Found (World Circuit)
  2. SONGHOY BLUES Music In Exile (Transgressive)
  3. VARIOUS ARTISTS BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 (Proper)
  4. BELLOWHEAD Revival (Island)
  5. BELLA HARDY With The Dawn (Noe)
  6. THE UNTHANKS Mount The Air (Rabble Rouser)
  7. ROBERT PLANT Lullaby And…The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)
  8. SAM LEE The Fade In Time (Nest Collective)
  9. 9BACH Tincian (Real World)
  10. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  11. RHIANNON GIDDENS Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  12. JULIE FOWLIS Gach Sgeul (Machair)
  13. FAIRPORT CONVENTION Myths & Heroes (Matty Grooves)
  14. THE FULL ENGLISH The Full English (Topic)
  15. JACKIE OATES The Spyglass & The Herringbone (ECC)
  16. THE GLOAMING The Gloaming (Real World)
  17. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Elizabethan Session (Quercus)
  18. SPIRO Welcome Joy And Welcome Sorrow (Real World)
  19. BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA Ba Power (Glitterbeat)
  20. NANCY KERR Sweet Visitor (Little Dish)
  21. CARA DILLON A Thousand Hearts (Charcoal)
  22. BELLOWHEAD Hedonism (Navigator)
  23. OLIVIA CHANEY The Longest River (Nonesuch)
  24. ANOUAR BRAHEM Souvenance (ECM)
  25. STEELEYE SPAN Wintersmith (Park)
  26. KATHRYN TICKELL & THE SIDE Kathryn Tickell & The Side (Resilient)
  27. JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour (Folk Room)
  28. SETH LAKEMAN Word Of Mouth (Cooking Vinyl)
  29. KATE RUSBY 20 (Pure)
  30. MARTYN BENNETT Grit (Real World)

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WORLD MUSIC EUROPEAN AIRPLAY 20

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. BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA Ba Power (Glitterbeat)
  2. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Lost And Found (World Circuit)
  3. E T MENSAH & THE TEMPOS King Of Highlife Anthology (RetroAfric)
  4. JUREMA Mestica (Sarava)
  5. VARIOUS ARTISTS Hanoi Masters (Glitterbeat)
  6. SONGHOY BLUES Music In Exile (Transgressive)
  7. GERMAN DIAZ Metodo Cardiofonico (Prods Efimeras)
  8. TARAF DE HAÏDOUKS Of Lovers, Gamblers And… (Crammed)
  9. TIGANÁ SANTANA Tempo & Magma (Ajabu)
  10. ELECTRO BAMAKO Now (CSB)
  11. KALASCIMA Psychedelic Trance Tarantella (Ponderosa)
  12. BAMBA WASSOULOU GROOVE Farima (Label Bleu)
  13. SKIP & DIE Cosmic Serpents (Crammed)
  14. KHAIRA ARBY Gossip (Clermont)
  15. SAM LEE The Fade In Time (Nest Collective)
  16. PAOLO ANGELI S’u (AnMa)
  17. MAHSA VAHDAT Traces Of An Old Vineyard (KKV)
  18. VARDAN HOVANISSIAN & EMRE GULTENKIN Adana (Muziek Publique)
  19. TRIO DA KALI Trio Da Kali (World Circuit)
  20. ESKO JÄRVELÄ EPIC MALE BAND Rye Groove (Own label)

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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. WARSAW VILLAGE BAND & MERCEDES PEÓN Midsummer Rain Song
  2. MONOSWEZI Matatya
  3. MBONGWANA STAR feat KONONO No 1 Malukayi
  4. LA CHIVA GANTIVA Para Arriba
  5. BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA Siran Fen
  6. KIRAN AHLUWALIA Hayat
  7. SONGHOY BLUES Irganda
  8. MERIDIAN BROTHERS El Gran Pájaro De Los Andes
  9. MONSIEUR DOUMANI Gongs
  10. JUNGLE FIRE feat NU-MARK Comencemos

15 YEARS AGO

April 2000 sales chart for fRoots from Virgin Retail’s national chain computer.
  1. KIRSTY MACCOLL Tropical Brainstorm (V2)
  2. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit)
  3. OMARA PORTUONDO Buena Vista Social Club Presents… (World Circuit)
  4. THE CHIEFTAINS Water From The Well (RCA)
  5. VARIOUS ARTISTS Future World Funk (Ocho)
  6. VARIOUS ARTISTS I Love Salsa (Manteca)
  7. YOUSSOU N’DOUR Joko: From Village To Town (Columbia)
  8. DIXIE CHICKS Fly (Monument)
  9. NANCI GRIFFITH Wings To Fly & A Place To Be (MCA)
  10. JOHN LEE HOOKER Definitive (BMG)
  11. VARIOUS ARTISTS Natural Blues (Wrasse)
  12. VARIOUS ARTISTS African Voices (Manteca)
  13. CHEB MAMI Meli Meli (Virgin)
  14. SEAN KEANE Man That I Am (Grapevine)
  15. JIMMIE DALE GILMORE One Endless Night (Rounder)
  16. BAKA BEYOND Sogo (Hannibal)
  17. VIRGINIA RODRIGUES Nos (Ryko)
  18. VARIOUS ARTISTS Cuba Essencial (Nascente)
  19. ALTAN Another Sky (Virgin)
  20. LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Favourites (MCA)

Each issue of fRoots carries a wider list of charts from dealers and radio DJs.

 

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