October 2018 Chart

twmc11. Vigüela
A Tiempo Real
ARC Music (8↑)


2. SANSKulku – Cloud Valley (5↑)
3. Ammar 808Maghreb United – Glitterbeat (2↓)
4. Samba TouréWande – Glitterbeat (1↓)
5. Anandi BhattacharyaJoys Abound – Riverboat / World Music Network (4↓)
6. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo – Montuno / Shanachie / Wagram (3↓)
7. MinyeshuDaa Dee – ARC Music (-)
8. Baul Meets SazNamaz – Seyir Muzik (21↑)
9. Grupo Mono Blanco¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos de Veracruz – Smithsonian Folkways (20↑)
10. V.A. – Two Niles To Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan – Ostinato (-)

11. Chancha Vía CircuitoBienaventuranza – Wonderwheel (9↓)
12. Angelique KidjoRemain in Light – Kravenworks (7↓)
13. Yossi Fine & Ben AylonBlue Desert – Blue Desert (19↑)
14. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike LaddVisions of Selam – Accords Croisés (18↑)
15. The TurbansThe Turbans – Six Degrees (6↓)
16. Cimbalom Brothers Testvériség / Brotherhood – Fonó Budai Zeneház (-)
17. Marta GómezLa Alegría y el Canto – Aluna (23↑)
18. Eliades Ochoa & Alejandro AlmenaresDos Gigantes de la Música Cubana – Tumi (17↓)
19. Harouna SamakeKamale Blues – One World (-)
20. Stella ChiwesheKasahwa: Early Singles – Glitterbeat (-)

21. SvängSväng Plays Tango – Galileo Music (34↑)
22. Sekou BahSoukabbè Mali – Clermont Music (-)
23. Cemîl Qoçgîrî & Manuel LohnesBêdawîtî – Ahenk Müzik (26↑)
24. Opium MoonOpium Moon – Be Why Music (29↑)
25. Red BaraatSound the People – Rhyme & Reason (12↓)
26. BombinoDeran – Partisan (13↓)
27. Hermeto PascoalHermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró – Scubidu (10↓)
28. Riccardo Tesi & BanditalianaArgento – Visage (27↓)
29. Small Island Big SongSmall Island Big Song – Small Island Big Song (-)
30. Dur-Dur BandDur-Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks – Analog Africa (-)

31. Alba Griot EnsembleThe Darkness Between the Leaves – Riverboat / World Music Network (-)
32. Jaune ToujoursEuropeana – Choux de Bruxelles (-)
33. Mehdi Rostami & Adib RostamiMelodic Circles – ARC Music (27↓)
34. Catarina Dos SantosRádio Kriola – ARC Music (-)
35. Ann O’aroAnn O’aro – Buda Musique (-)
36. OkonkoloCantos – Big Crown (-)
37. Markus & ShahzadTumba ! – Dionysiac Tour (39↑)
38. Monsieur DoumaniAngathin – Monsieur Doumani (24↓)
39. Nancy VieiraManhã Florida – Lusafrica (25↓)
40. Bokanté + Metropole OrkestWhat Heat – Real World (-)

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Current members of the TWMC panel: Ángel Romero (US), Araceli Tzigane (ES), Juan Antonio Vázquez (ES), Seth Jordan (AU), Tony Hillier (AU), Charlie Crooijmans (NL), Nigel Wood (IE), Dore Stein (US), Roger Holdsworth (AU), Madan Rao (IN), Gil Medovoy (US), Chris Heim (US), Ciro De Rosa (IT), Scott Stevens (US), Hendrick T S Foh (MY), Cliff Furnald (US), Rob Weisberg (US), Toni Polo (FR/ES), Nicolás Falcoff (AR), Masakazu Kitanaka (JP), Jordi Demésenllà (ES), Rafael Mieses (DO/US), Luís Rei (PT), Jean Trouillet (DE), Evangeline Kim (US), Willi Klopottek (LU/DE), Betto Arcos (MX/US), Thorsten Bednarz (DE), Alejandro López (ES), Jon Kertzer (US), Ken Stowar (CA), Jiří Moravčík (CZ), Mu Qian (CN), Carlos Ferreira (PT), Anna Rzhevina (RU), Gil Rouvio (IL), Bouna Ndiaye (SN), Kutay Derin Kuğay (TR), Robert Gregor (SK), Ponxo Taifa Ángeles (MX), Yatrika Shah-Rais (IR/US), Armen Manukyan (AM), Rolf Beydemüller (DE), François Bensignor (FR), Cecilia Aguirre (AR/DE), Eleni Ziliaskopoulou (GR), Marija Vitas (RS), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Enrique Blanc (MX), Tiago Lucas Garcia (BR), Zekeriya S. Şen (TR), Benjamín Muñiz (PR), Daryana Antipova (RU), Mika Kauhanen (FI), Luisa Piñeros (CO), Toni Pennacchia (US), Husniddin Ato (UZ), Sergey Maiboroda (KZ), Chen Hanzi (CN).

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September 2018 Chart

twmc11. Samba Touré  
Wande
Glitterbeat (5↑)


2. Ammar 808Maghreb United – Glitterbeat (1↓)
3. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo – Montuno / Shanachie / Wagram (2↓)
4. Anandi BhattacharyaJoys Abound – Riverboat / World Music Network (13↑)
5. SANSKulku – Cloud Valley (-↑)
6. The TurbansThe Turbans – Six Degrees (6=)
7. Angelique KidjoRemain in Light – Kravenworks (16↑)
8. VigüelaA Tiempo Real – ARC Music (-↑)
9. Chancha Vía CircuitoBienaventuranza – Wonderwheel (22↑)
10. Hermeto PascoalHermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró – Scubidu (8↓)

11. Catrin Finch & Seckou KeitaSoar – Bendigedig (4↓)
12. Red BaraatSound the People – Rhyme & Reason (-↑)
13. BombinoDeran – Partisan (9↓)
14. Toko TeloDiavola – Anio (7↓)
15. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & SöndörgőSzikra – Vetnasj (12↓)
16. Shadi Fathi & Bijan ChemiraniDelâshena – Buda Musique (10↓)
17. Eliades Ochoa & Alejandro AlmenaresDos Gigantes de la Música Cubana – Tumi (26↑)
18. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike LaddVisions of Selam – Accords Croisés (28↑)
19. Yossi Fine & Ben AylonBlue Desert – Blue Desert (32↑)
20. Grupo Mono Blanco¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos de Veracruz – Smithsonian Folkways (40↑)

21. Baul Meets SazNamaz – Seyir Muzik (36↑)
22. Dobet GnahoréMiziki – LA Café (3↓)
23. Marta GómezLa Alegría y el Canto – Aluna (25↑)
24. Monsieur DoumaniAngathin – Monsieur Doumani (11↓)
25. Nancy VieiraManhã Florida – Lusafrica (16↓)
26. Cemîl Qoçgîrî & Manuel LohnesBêdawîtî – Ahenk Müzik (27↑)
27. Riccardo Tesi & BanditalianaArgento – Visage (33↑)
28. Mehdi Rostami & Adib RostamiMelodic Circles – ARC Music (-↑)
29. Opium MoonOpium Moon – Be Why Music (-↑)
30. Koum TaraKoum Tara – Odradek (17↓)

31. Enza Pagliara & Dario MuciMarea – Nauna Cantieri Musicali (21↓)
32. Invisible SystemBamako Sessions – Riverboat / World Music Network (14↓)
33. SoljuOđđa Áigodat – Bafe’s Factory (20↓)
34. SvängSväng Plays Tango – Galileo Music (35↑)
35. Barcelona Gipsy balKan OrchestraAvo Kanto – Satélite K (19↓)
36. Mercedes PeónDéixaas – Mercedes Peón / Altafonte (24↓)
37. V.A. – Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central & East African Music – Dust-to-Digital (23↓)
38. VingefangTidens Ekko – GO’ Danish Folk (29↓)
39. Markus & ShahzadTumba ! – Dionysiac Tour (-↑)
40. Don KipperSeven Sisters – Riverboat / World Music Network (31↓)

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Current members of the TWMC panel: Juan Antonio Vázquez (ES), Ángel Romero (US), Araceli Tzigane (ES), Seth Jordan (AU), Tony Hillier (AU), Charlie Crooijmans (NL), Nigel Wood (IE), Dore Stein (US), Roger Holdsworth (AU), Madan Rao (IN), Gil Medovoy (US), Chris Heim (US), Ciro De Rosa (IT), Scott Stevens (US), Hendrick T S Foh (MY), Cliff Furnald (US), Rob Weisberg (US), Toni Polo (FR/ES), Nicolás Falcoff (AR), Masakazu Kitanaka (JP), Jordi Demésenllà (ES), Rafael Mieses (DO/US), Luís Rei (PT), Jean Trouillet (DE), Evangeline Kim (US), Willi Klopottek (LU/DE), Betto Arcos (MX/US), Thorsten Bednarz (DE), Alejandro López (ES), Jon Kertzer (US), Ken Stowar (CA), Jiří Moravčík (CZ), Mu Qian (CN), Carlos Ferreira (PT), Anna Rzhevina (RU), Gil Rouvio (IL), Bouna Ndiaye (SN), Kutay Derin Kuğay (TR), Robert Gregor (SK), Ponxo Taifa Ángeles (MX), Yatrika Shah-Rais (IR/US), Armen Manukyan (AM), Rolf Beydemüller (DE), François Bensignor (FR), Cecilia Aguirre (AR/DE), Eleni Ziliaskopoulou (GR), Marija Vitas (RS), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Enrique Blanc (MX), Tiago Lucas Garcia (BR), Zekeriya S. Şen (TR), Benjamín Muñiz (PR), Daryana Antipova (RU), Mika Kauhanen (FI), Luisa Piñeros (CO), Toni Pennacchia (US), Husniddin Ato (UZ), Sergey Maiboroda (KZ), Chen Hanzi (CN).

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Lowell Folk Festival

Festival’s name: Lowell Folk Festival

Country: United States

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

Start date: 27/07/2018

End date: 29/07/2018

Comments:
The Lowell Folk Festival is the largest FREE folk festival in the northeast. Downtown Lowell transforms into an all inclusive festival for three days, featuring five musical stages that showcase highly curated traditional music, representing cultures from around the world. There are sunny and shaded stages, and there will be smiling faces all around. With a Family Activities Area, Crafts Demonstrations, savory ethnic foods, and so much more, everyone enjoys it “their way”.

August 2018 Chart

twmc11. Ammar 808  
Maghreb United
Glitterbeat (13↑)


2. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo – Montuno / Shanachie / Wagram (1↓)
3. Dobet GnahoréMiziki – LA Café (3=)
4. Catrin Finch & Seckou KeitaSoar – Bendigedig (2↓)
5. Samba TouréWande – Glitterbeat (5=)
6. The TurbansThe Turbans – Six Degrees (4↓)
7. Toko TeloDiavola – Anio (7=)
8. Hermeto PascoalHermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró – Scubidu (39↑)
9. BombinoDeran – Partisan (12↑)
10. Shadi Fathi & Bijan ChemiraniDelâshena – Buda Musique (6↓)

11. Monsieur DoumaniAngathin – Monsieur Doumani (11=)
12. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & SöndörgőSzikra – Vetnasj (15↑)
13. Anandi BhattacharyaJoys Abound – Riverboat / World Music Network (18↑)
14. Invisible SystemBamako Sessions – Riverboat / World Music Network (20↑)
15. Rahim AlHaj TrioOne Sky – Smithsonian Folkways (17↑)
16. Nancy VieiraManhã Florida – Lusafrica (9↓)
17. Koum TaraKoum Tara – Odradek (8↓)
18. Angelique KidjoRemain in Light – Kravenworks (24↑)
19. Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – Avo Kanto – Satélite K (-)
20. SoljuOđđa Áigodat – Bafe’s Factory (14↓)

21. Enza Pagliara & Dario MuciMarea – Nauna Cantieri Musicali (-)
22. Chancha Vía CircuitoBienaventuranza – Wonderwheel (-)
23. V.A. – Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central & East African Music – Dust-to-Digital (36↑)
24. Mercedes PeónDéixaas – Mercedes Peón / Altafonte (22↓)
25. Marta GómezLa Alegría y el Canto – Aluna (-)
26. Eliades Ochoa & Alejandro AlmenaresDos Gigantes de la Música Cubana – Tumi (-)
27. Cemîl Qoçgîrî & Manuel LohnesBêdawîtî – Ahenk Müzik (-)
28. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike LaddVisions of Selam – Accords Croisés (16↓)
29. VingefangTidens Ekko – GO’ Danish Folk (-)
30. Red BaraatSound the People – Rhyme & Reason (-)

31. Don KipperSeven Sisters – Riverboat / World Music Network (21↓)
32. Yossi Fine & Ben AylonBlue Desert – Blue Desert (-)
33. Riccardo Tesi & BanditalianaArgento – Visage (-)
34. RAMAugust 1791 – Willibelle (-)
35. SvängSväng Plays Tango – Galileo Music (-)
36. Baul Meets SazNamaz – Seyir Muzik (-)
37. AgricantusAkoustikòs Vol. 1 – CNI (31↓)
38. Hugh MasekelaMasekela 66-76 – Wrasse (27↓)
39. Malagasy Guitar MastersVolo Hazo – Buda Musique (25↓)
40. Grupo Mono Blanco¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos de Veracruz – Smithsonian Folkways (29↓)

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Current members of the TWMC panel: Araceli Tzigane (ES), Juan Antonio Vázquez (ES), Ángel Romero (US), Seth Jordan (AU), Tony Hillier (AU), Charlie Crooijmans (NL), Nigel Wood (IE), Dore Stein (US), Roger Holdsworth (AU), Madan Rao (IN), Gil Medovoy (US), Chris Heim (US), Ciro De Rosa (IT), Scott Stevens (US), Hendrick T S Foh (MY), Cliff Furnald (US), Rob Weisberg (US), Toni Polo (FR/ES), Nicolás Falcoff (AR), Masakazu Kitanaka (JP), Jordi Demésenllà (ES), Rafael Mieses (DO/US), Luís Rei (PT), Jean Trouillet (DE), Evangeline Kim (US), Willi Klopottek (LU/DE), Betto Arcos (MX/US), Thorsten Bednarz (DE), Alejandro López (ES), Jon Kertzer (US), Ken Stowar (CA), Jiří Moravčík (CZ), Mu Qian (CN), Carlos Ferreira (PT), Anna Rzhevina (RU), Gil Rouvio (IL), Bouna Ndiaye (SN), Kutay Derin Kuğay (TR), Robert Gregor (SK), Ponxo Taifa Ángeles (MX), Yatrika Shah-Rais (IR/US), Armen Manukyan (AM), Rolf Beydemüller (DE), François Bensignor (FR), Cecilia Aguirre (AR/DE), Eleni Ziliaskopoulou (GR), Marija Vitas (RS), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Enrique Blanc (MX), Tiago Lucas Garcia (BR), Zekeriya S. Şen (TR), Benjamín Muñiz (PR), Daryana Antipova (RU), Mika Kauhanen (FI), Luisa Piñeros (CO), Toni Pennacchia (US), Husniddin Ato (UZ), Sergey Maiboroda (KZ).

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Bayimba International Festival of the Arts

Festival’s name: Bayimba International Festival of the arts

Website: https://bayimbafestival.com/

Country: Uganda

Location: Lunkulu Island, Mukono

Start date: 2018-08-02

End date: 2018-08-05

Comments:
The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts has developed into a major multi-arts festival with varied and qualitative programming, presenting exciting, innovative and creative ideas. It is eagerly awaited by locals while artists and visitors from abroad pour into Uganda to take advantage of the exciting artistic experience. With a vibrant and an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts from renowned and upcoming artists from around the world. The festival has truly become a highlight on Uganda’s social and cultural calendar and is also gradually developing into an important (East) African destination festival.

FMM Sines

Festival’s name: FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo

Website: http://www.fmmsines.pt

Country: Portugal

Location: Sines, Portugal

Start date: 19 July 2018

End date: 28 July 2018

About: FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo is a music festival held every July in the municipality of Sines on the Alentejo coast in Portugal. Organised by the Sines City Council, it is a cultural public service festival. Adopting “Music with a spirit of adventure” as a motto, the festival is presented in historic and urban scenarios of great beauty and authenticity, close to a coastline with protected landscape.

Colours of Ostrava

Festival’s name: Colours of Ostrava

Website: https://www.colours.cz/

Country: Czech Republic

Location: Ostrava

Start date: 2018-07-16

End date: 2018-07-21

About:
The Colour of Ostrava festival includes 3 events:
1. Czech music Crossroads conference + showcase concerts (running in the first 2 days) – 14 bands from 4 countries performing,
2. The main festival running in the following 4 days
3. Melting pot and Music Alarm, the discussions with musicians, artists and public figures running as the daytime supplement to the main festival

World Music Festival Bratislava

Festival’s name: World Music Festival Bratislava

Website: http://worldmusicfestival.sk/en/homepage/

Country: Slovakia

Location: Bratislava

Dates 2018: 13 – 16 Sep

About:
World Music Festival Bratislava is a multi-genre festival with focus on world music taking place around the old town heart of Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. In a region that has long been Europe’s cultural crossroads. The festival forms a meeting point between East and West. The programme consists of concerts, showcases, conference, workshops, presentations about the traditional culture of the region, children’s programme and public discussions. It features leading musicians and bands from Slovakia and beyond. It provides a window on world music’s context in the country and its relationship to Slovakia’s rich traditional musics.

Cordas World Music Festival

Festival’s name: Cordas World Music Festival

Website: http://www.festivalcordas.com

Country: Portugal

Location: Madalena

Dates 2018: 7 – 16 Sep

About:
Founded in 2016, Cordas World Music Festival is now working to build the third season in 2018. www.festivalcordas.com
Pico island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean welcomes string-music instruments and artists from around the world in venues that range from a garden, a cave, a vulcanic crater, natural pools, dragon-tree sanctuary, centre square stage and the new contemporary auditorium in the town of Madalena.
Artists that have been at Cordas include…
International: Tcheka (Cape Verde), Lu Yanan (China), Eran Zamir (Israel), Michel William (Mozambique), Maninho (Brazil), Anjos Teixeira (Germany), Marco del Castillo (Canary Islands), Beselch Rodriguez (Canary Islands), Pieter Adriaans

Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival

Festival’s name: Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival

Website: www.sukiyakifes.jp

Country: Japan

Location: Nanto-city, Toyama prefecture

Dates 2018: 23 Aug – 2 Sep

About:
The Sukiyaki Meets The World takes place in Nanto-city (Hokuriku region, Japan) every year since 1991. It is entirely organized by local citizens (250 persons). With 4 stages and 12,000 visitors every year, it is the oldest and biggest event in Japan completely dedicated to Word Music. With more than 150 workshop, residence program, all the generations of the city are involved, throughout the year. The line-up includes confirmed groups and newcomers (http://sukiyakifes.jp/history/), supported by the national medias and the main labels , it is established as a major actor of diffusion in the country. It includes satellite edition in Tokyo, Nagoya and Okinawa since 2011.