About TWMC

What is Transglobal World Music Chart?

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in the Spring of 2015 by Ángel Romero (WorldMusicCentral.org, USA), Araceli Tzigane and Juan Antonio Vázquez (Mundofonías, Spain) with the objective to create a network of music critics, who are working on a regular basis, spreading world, roots, traditional music… in any kind of media. It has a real global approach, including representatives from most regions, with a very inclusive point of view.

TWMC produces a list of albums, a chart,  each month and also at the end of the year, selected according to quality. The panel is envisioned to include any good quality production, recorded in any country, including self-productions and small label releases.

The goal is to spread the best world music productions selected by renowned world music specialists from all over the Globe. The aim of the Chart is also to facilitate artists to be included, regardless of geographical barriers, based on merit and talent rather than popularity, big productions or record sales.

How does it work?

The panel members rank their favorites albums among the latest world music releases. This poll produces the chart of the highest rated albums.

The members of the panel might receive the music in CD or digital format. Monetary reasons (like the cost of shipping physical albums to all the members of the panel) should not be a handicap for any artist or label to be included in the Chart.

How is an album considered for the Chart?

The members of the panel vote freely for their favorite albums. This means that the member has access to the album, knows it and appreciates it.

The record labels, artists, publicists, managers… can send the album to the members of the panel for their consideration. There are two options:

  • Provide a link to download a digital copy to the administrators of the chart that would be distributed exclusively to the members through our private mail group. Here you can contact them. Please avoid attached files and send good quality audio files + booklet. Additional information, like a link to stream or other forms will also be appreciated but note that only the emails containing a link to download the album (or an invitation to request a physical copy) will be forwarded to the members and only one email per album. To send further information, contact directly with the panelists.
  • Get in touch directly with the members. Go to Members to contact them individually in order to send them a physical or digital copy.