The Roots Music Report's
Top World Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

1
The Source
by: Tony Allen

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Label: Decca
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Where the Gods Are in Peace
by: Antibalas

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Label: Daptone
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The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music
by: Dr. John

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Label: Concord
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Elwan
by: Tinariwen

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Label: Wedge
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Looking Forward
by: Melodic Intersect

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Label: Aimrec
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Ladama
by: Ladama

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Label: Six Degrees
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Chorando Sete Cores
by: Benji Kaplan

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Label: Big Apple Batucada
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When the People Move, the Music Moves Too
by: Meklit

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Label: Six Degrees
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Baile Bucanero
by: Ondatropica

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Label: Soundway
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Avrakedabra
by: Morgan Heritage

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Label: CTBC
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Samba
by: Vieux Farka Toure

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Label: Six Degrees
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Highlands & Houston
by: Michael Hurdle & Paul Anderson

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Label: Self-Release
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13
Fireflies, Fairies & Squids
by: Wytold

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Label: Self-Release
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1000 Watts (Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno)
by: Quantic

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Label: Tru Thoughts
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15
Mogoya
by: Oumou Sangare

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Label: No Format!
Sub Genre: African
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The Best of Bossacucanova
by: Bossacucanova

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Label: Six Degrees
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Freedom of Movement
by: Nina Miranda

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Label: Six Degrees
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18
Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites, Vol. 2
by: Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra

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Label: Self-Release
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Esperança
by: Yuko Ito

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Label: Funny Baby Face
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Dounia Tabolo
by: Boubacar Traore

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Label: LusAfrica
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21
Wind Horse
by: Baraka Moon

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Label: Self-Release
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22
Ladilikan
by: Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet

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Label: World Circuit
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White African Power
by: Tanzania Albinism Collective

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Label: Six Degrees
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Between the Lines
by: Jah Sun

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Label: Jason Standiford
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25
What Goes Up (feat. Tony Allen)
by: Chicago Afrobeat Project

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Label: Chicago Afrobeat Project
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Parallels
by: Vandana Vishwas

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Label: Self-Release
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Salsa Big Band
by: Ruben Blades

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Label: Self-Release
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Super Ape Returns to Conquer
by: Lee "Scratch Perry

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Label: Subatomic Sound
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Ensen
by: Emel Mathlouthi

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Label: Parisan
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The Best of Niyaz
by: Niyaz

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Label: Six Degrees
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31
Uyai
by: Ibibio Sound Machine

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Label: Merge
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République Amazone
by: Les Amazones d'Afrique

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Label: Real World
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AMERiCUBA
by: Havana Maestros

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Label: Sounds Worldwide
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Jei Beibi
by: Café Tacvba

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Label: Self-Release
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35
Salón Lágrimas Y Deseo
by: Lila Downs

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: World
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36
Archivo Pittoresco
by: Lula Pena

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Label: Crammed Discs
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To Syria, with Love
by: Omar Souleyman

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Label: Mad Decent
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Transparent Water
by: Omar Sosa

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Label: OTA
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Oui
by: Camille

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Label: Balulalo
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40
Exodus 40
by: Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Label: UMG
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41
Introducing
by: Ruben Gonzalez

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Label: World Cirduit
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42
Las Caras Lindas
by: Flor De Toloache

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Label: Chulo
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Eastern Journey
by: Tom Teasley

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Label: T&T Music
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Intenso!
by: Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

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Label: Self-Release
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Night Visions
by: Chico Mann and Captain Planet

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Label: Bastard Jazz
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Resistance
by: Songhoy Blues

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Label: Fat Possum
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Shivoham - the Quest
by: Chandrika Tandon

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Label: Soul Chants Music
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The Young Man's Harp
by: Vieux Kante

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Label: Sterns Music
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Tribalistas
by: Tribalistas

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Label: Phonomotor
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Cookpot
by: Paa Kow

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Label: Paa Kow
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51
Brewed
by: Vasen

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Label: Northside
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Build Music
by: Janka Nabay

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Label: Luaka Bop, Inc.
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Mundo
by: Mariza

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Label: Nonesuch
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Fonetiq Flowers
by: Lo'Jo

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Label: PIAS
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Politiki
by: Mamadou Kelly

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Label: Clermont Music
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Apikorsim
by: The Klezmatics

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Label: World Village
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Hawaii to Calcutta: a Tribute to Tau Moe
by: Debashish Bhattacharya

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Label: Riverboat
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Asha
by: AO Music

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Label: Arcturian Gate
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Decousu
by: Ogalo

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Label: Hearth Music
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60
Unfolding the Roots
by: Mandolinman

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Label: ARC
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61
Nigerian Spirit
by: Sonia Aimy

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Label: Saimy's Art
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Problemas
by: Grupo Fantasma

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Label: Blue Corn
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63
Avital Meets Avital
by: Avi Avital & Omer Avital

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
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Enamorarse En La Playa
by: Rafael & Energía Dominicana

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Label: ARC
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Rough Romanian Soul
by: ZMEI3

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Label: Six Degrees
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66
Poetry in Motion
by: Soja

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Label: ATO
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67
The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1
by: Kabanjak

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Label: Switchstance Recordings
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Arbina
by: Noura Mint Seymali

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Label: Glitterbeat
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69
Neotolian Song
by: Neotolia

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Label: Interrobang
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70
The Way Home
by: Ikebe Shakedown

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Label: Colemine
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71
Supernatural Love
by: Sidestepper

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Label: Real World
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72
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society
by: Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society

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Label: Six Degrees
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73
Long Road to Tiznit
by: Ramon Goose

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Label: Riverboat
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74
The Fifth World
by: 7th Generation Rise

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75
Around Félicité
by: Kasai Allstars

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Label: Crammed Discs
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76
Overtones "Les Harmoniques Du Ciel"
by: Wu Wei & Wang Li

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Label: Harmonia Mundi
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77
This Land
by: Whetherman

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Label: Self-Release
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Jinja
by: The Nile Project

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Label: Zambaleta
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79
Toy Raha Toy
by: Toko Telo

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Label: Daniel Brandt
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80
Now and then
by: Cuicani

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Label: CMC
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81
Small Pieces
by: Rakkatak

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Label: Rakkatak
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82
Bakini: En El Nuevo Mundo
by: Michael Spiro & Joe Galvin

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Label: Self-Release
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83
Life is Raining
by: Yas / Whetzel

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Label: Olin Place
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84
Solstice
by: Thunder Body

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Label: Rootfire Cooperative
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85
Rosa Dos Ventos
by: Anat Cohen

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Label: Anzic
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86
Diaspora
by: Henri Dikongue

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Label: Jazz Out Productions
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87
Zabad, Twilight Tide
by: Duo Sabîl

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Label: Harmonia Mundi
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88
Musique De France
by: Acid Arab

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Label: Crammed Discs
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89
Manara
by: Alsarah & The Nubatones

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Label: Wonderwheel
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A Je
by: Monoswezi

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Label: Riverboat
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91
Loe Loa (Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree)
by: Betsayda Machado And Parranda El Clavo

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Label: Odella
Sub Genre: World
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92
Konono N°1 Meets Batida
by: Konono N°1

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Label: Crammed Discs
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93
Musical Explorers - Krishna in Spring
by: Deben Bhattacharya

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Label: Arc Music
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Canta Cartola
by: Teresa Cristina

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Label: Nonesuch
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95
Song of Lahore
by: Sachal Ensemble

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Label: Universal
Sub Genre: World
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96
Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes
by: Gabriele Tranchina

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Label: Rainchant Eclectic
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Caribe
by: Locos Por Juana

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Label: Rock the Moon Productions
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In Transit
by: Jeff Dingler

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Label: Complex
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Shout It out
by: Balkan Beat Box

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Label: Balkan Beat Box
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Ne So
by: Rokia Traore

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