Best of 2016 Chart

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  1. Refugees for RefugeesAmerli – Muziekpublique
  2. Bixiga 70III – Glitterbeat Records
  3. Aziza Brahim Abbar el Hamada – Glitterbeat Records
  4. Noura Mint SeymaliArbina – Glitterbeat Records
  5. Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko Jardins Migrateurs – Ma Case
  6. Rokia Traoré Né So – Nonesuch Records
  7. Elza SoaresThe Woman at the End of the World / A Mulher do Fim do Mundo – Mais Um Discos
  8. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road EnsembleSing Me Home – Sony Masterworks
  9. Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemîl Qoçgirî & Salman GambarovHawniyaz – Harmonia Mundi
  10. Bonga Recados de Fora – Lusafrica
  11. Harold López-NussaEl Viaje – Mack Avenue Records
  12. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent SegalMusique de Nuit – Nø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records
  13. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis KalyviotisNyn – Riverboat Records
  14. Ana AlcaideLeyenda – ARC Music
  15. Sam Lee & FriendsThe Fade in Time – The Nest Collective
  16. Richard Bona & Mandekan CubanoHeritage – Qwest Records
  17. Lakou MizikWa Di Yo – Cumbancha
  18. BombinoAzel – Partisan Records
  19. The Gloaming2 – Real World Records
  20. Las Hermanas CaronniNavega Mundos – Les Grands Fleuves
  21. Calypso RoseFar from Home – Because Music
  22. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan ExpressJunun – Nonesuch Records
  23. SidestepperSupenatural Love – Real World Records
  24. Fanfare Ciocărlia20 – Asphalt Tango Records
  25. Kepa Junkera & SorginakMaletak – Fol Música
  26. Roberto FonsecaABUC – Impulse!
  27. La Banda MoriscaAlgarabya – Fol Música
  28. Leyla McCallaA Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey – Jazz Village
  29. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bijan Chemirani, Keyvan Chemirani & Sokratis SinopoulosThrace: Sunday Morning Sessions – Harmonia Mundi
  30. Anoushka ShankarLand of Gold – Deutsche Grammophon
  31. BitoriLegend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands – Analog Africa
  32. Khmer Rouge SurvivorsThey Will Kill You, if You Cry – Glitterbeat Records
  33. 2016: Afro Celt Sound SystemThe Source – ECC Record
  34. MabiisiMabiisi – Akwaaba Music
  35. Mariem HassanLa Voz Indómita (del Sáhara Occidental) – Nubenegra
  36. Quintet BumbacLibre Voyage dans les Musiques des Balkans – Collectif Çok Malko
  37. VigüelaTemperamento – ARC Music
  38. DagaDanaMeridian 68 – Karrot Kommando
  39. Baaba MaalThe Traveller – Marathon Artists / Palm Recordings
  40. Alsarah & The NubatonesManara – Wonderwheel Recordings
  41. Sociedade RecreativaSociedade Recreativa – La Chaudière Production / Jarring Effects
  42. TuuletarTules Maas Vedes Taivaal – Bafe’s Factory
  43. LuraHerança – Lusafrica
  44. Zulya and the Children of the UndergroundOn Love and Science – Zulya and the Children of the Underground
  45. TangaMadagascar: Le Trésor des Ancêtres – Buda Musique
  46. Mahsa VahdatA Cappella: The sun will rise – Kirkelig Kulturverksted
  47. Çiğdem Aslan A Thousand Cranes – Asphalt Tango Records
  48. L’AttirailLa Route Interieure – Les Chantiers Sonores
  49. Karsh KaleUp – Six Degrees Records
  50. Kreiz Breizh Akademi5ed Round – Innacor

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 Kugay (TR), Robert Gregor (SK), Ponxo Taifa Ángeles (MX), Yatrika Shah-Rais (IR/US), Armen Manukyan (AM), Rolf Beydemüller (DE), François Bensignor (FR), Sergey Maiboroda (KZ), Cecilia Aguirre (AR/DE), Husniddin Ato (UZ), Eleni Ziliaskopoulou (GR), Marija Vitas (RS), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Enrique Blanc (MX), Tiago Lucas Garcia (BR), Zekeriya S. Şen (TR), Benjamín Muñiz (PR).

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Best of 2015 Chart

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  1. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni BaBa PowerGlitterbeat Records
  2. Sam Lee & FriendsThe Fade in TimeThe Nest Collective
  3. Bixiga 70IIIGlitterbeat Records
  4. Monsieur DoumaniSikosesMonsieur Doumani
  5. Canzoniere Grecanico SalentinoQuarantaPonderosa Music & Art
  6. Lila DownsBalas y ChocolateSony Music
  7. Ludovico EinaudiTaranta ProjectPonderosa Music & Art
  8. Efrén López – El Fill del LlopBuda Musique
  9. Cheikh Lô BalbalouChapter Two Records
  10. Songhoy Blues Music in ExileTransgressive Records
  11. Totó la MomposinaTamboleroReal World Records
  12. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal Musique de NuitNø Førmat! / Six Degrees Records
  13. LuraHerançaLusafrica
  14. BKO Quintet Bamako TodayBuda Musique
  15. Kapela Maliszów Mazurki NiepojęteKarrot Kommando
  16. Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area BandStrut Records
  17. Kandia Kouyaté RenascenceSterns Music
  18. Taraf de Haïdouks Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute SkirtsCrammed Discs
  19. Buena Vista Social ClubLost and FoundWorld Circuit
  20. Kardeş Türküler KerwanêNetwork Medien / Membran / Kalan Müzik
  21. TerakaftAloneOuthere Records
  22. Tiganá SantanaTempo & MagmaAjabu!
  23. Kelly Thoma 7 FishKelly Thoma
  24. El NaánCódigo de BarrosARC Music
  25. Mbongwana Star From KinshasaWorld Circuit
  26. Dizu Plaatjies and Friends Ubuntu-The Common StringMountain Records
  27. Amadou BalakéIn ConclusionSterns Music
  28. Youssou N’Dour et le Super Étoile de DakarFatteliku (Live in Athens 1987)Real World Records
  29. Carles Dénia i La Nova RimaireL’Home InsomneComboi Records
  30. Griselda SandersonRadialWaulk Records
  31. Souad Massi – El MutakallimûnWrasse Records
  32. Samba TouréGandadiko Glitterbeat Records
  33. Le Vent Du Nord TêtuBorealis Records
  34. Vieux Farka Touré & Julia EasterlinTouristesSix Degrees Records
  35. Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto FonsecaAt HomeJazz Village / Harmonia Mundi
  36. Anouar BrahemSouvenanceECM Records
  37. Daby Touré AmonafiCumbancha
  38. Titi Robin avec Mehdi Nassouli TaziriWorld Village / Harmonia Mundi
  39. Blick Bassy AköNø Førmat!
  40. The Souljazz Orchestra ResistanceStrut Records
  41. St GermainSt GermainNonesuch Records
  42. Anoushka Shankar HomeDeutsche Grammophon
  43. Seckou Keita22 StringsARC Music
  44. Officina ZoèMamma SirenaAnima Mundi
  45. Te Vaka AmatagaWarm Earth Records
  46. Lamia Bedioui & The Desert FishAthamraLamia Bedioui & The Desert Fish
  47. Den Sorte SkoleIndians & CowboysDen Sorte Skole
  48. BoloBoloBolo Music
  49. Čači Vorba ŠatrikaOriente Musik
  50. Mahsa VahdatTraces of an Old VineyardKirkelig Kulturverksted

Members of the TWMC panel (Best of 2015 vote): Ángel Romero (US), Juan Antonio Vázquez (ES), Araceli Tzigane (ES), Seth Jordan (AU), Tony Hillier (AU), Charlie Crooijmans (NL), Patrik Lindgren (SE), 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), Jaïr Tchong (NL), Rob Weisberg (US), Toni Polo (FR/ES), Nicolás Falcoff (AR), Masakazu Kitanaka (JP), Jordi Demésenllà (ES), Rafael Mieses (DO), 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), Ian Anderson (GB), Mu Qian (CN), Carlos Ferreira (PT), Dubi Lenz (IL), Anna Rzhevina (RU), Gil Rouvio (IL), Bouna Ndiaye (SN), João Flávio Lima (BR), Kutay Derin Kugay (TR)