The Roots Music Report's
Top World Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1Africa SpeaksSantanaStarfaithWorld
2SublimeAlex CubaCaracolWorld
3MettavolutionRodrigo y GabrielaATOWorld
4AmadjarTinariwenAntiWorld
5HaitiaNolaLakou MizikCumbanchaWorld
6LegacyKatchafireZojack World WideWorld
7The New Shape of the WorldLinette Tobin's PangaeaSelf-ReleaseWorld
8OmoiyariKishi BashiJoyful NoiseWorld
9Doko MienIbibio Sound MachineMergeWorld
10Ilana (The Creator)Mdou MoctarSahel SoundsAfrican
11Satingarona, Pt. 2The Bongo HopUnderdogWorld
12A Journey Through Cuban MusicAymee NuviolaTop Stop MusicWorld
13Reggae Now!The AggrolitesPirates PressWorld
14CeliaAngelique KidjoVerveWorld
15Time Stood StillSomesh MathurSweet BeatsWorld
16Atlantic OscillationsQuanticTru ThoughtsWorld
17BahirDexter StorySoundwayWorld
18The SourceTony AllenDeccaWorld
19Kings Left BehindIkebe ShakedownColemineWorld
20American Music, Vol. 7Grupo FantasmaBlue Corn MusicWorld
21SikuNicola CruzZZKWorld
22GeceAltın GünATOWorld
23SpiritwalkerMalou BeauvoirPantheraWorld
24Rwanda, You Should Be LovedThe Good OnesAntiWorld
25WawuDeline BriscoeGaba MusikWorld
26ChronologicCaravan PalaceLone DiggersWorld
27De Ayer Para SiempreMariachi Los Camperos de Nati CanoSmithsonian FolkwaysWorld
28Je Suis AfricainRachid TahaNaiveWorld
29Beats of ZionRocky DawuniAquarianWorld
30HistoryYoussou N'DourNaiveWorld
31YesunRoberto FonsecaMack AvenueWorld
32Un Autre BlancSalif KeitaNaiveWorld
33AniccaTeebsBrainfeederWorld
34TerritoiresLe Vent du NordBorealisWorld
35All My RelationsCochemeaDaptoneWorld
36SabesCristian De La LunaSelf-ReleaseWorld
37And if You Will Come to MeIdan RaichelCumbanchaWorld
38The Exorcism of a SpinsterHope MasikeRiverboatWorld
39Naming & BlamingThe Public Opinion Afro OrchestraHopestreetWorld
40Kin SonicJupiter & OkwessGlitterbeatWorld
41The Rough Guide to Mali BluesWorld Music NetworkWorld Music NetworkWorld
42Putumayo Presents Paris CafePutumayoPutumayoWorld
43GrandezaSessaBoiledWorld
44Strange SuiteAteshkhan YuseinovRiverboatWorld
45Bayti Fi RasiA-WaS CurveWorld
46MiriBassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaOuthereAfrican
47Echoes of JapanMinyo CrusadersMais Um DiscosWorld
48The Harder They StrumAndy BassfordRegistered AlienWorld
49Atunluto Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance BandEniobankeWorld
50La SerenaAviva ChernickSelf-ReleaseWorld
51Santa PlasticaLas Hermanas CaronniLes Grands FleuvesWorld
52BaharUmut AdanRiverboatWorld
53OrinocoCimarronSelf-ReleaseWorld
54Gypsy Cafe: Italian Restaurant MusicGypsy Cafe EnsembleIdiom MusicWorld
55Defy GravityThe ElovatersRootfire CooperativeWorld
56In the Jellyfish Land UduSelf-ReleaseWorld
57Abeg No VexEkiti SoundCrammed DiscsWorld
58The Suso/Glass QuartetFoday Musa SusoOrange MountainWorld
59SempreMarcos ValleFar OutWorld
60Rough Guide to World JazzWorld Music NetworkWorld Music NetworkWorld
61Mama Funny DaySarazinoCumbanchaWorld
62DeranBombinoPartisanWorld
63A Toda Cuba Le GustaAfro Cuban All StarsWorld CircuitWorld
64Po Drum MomeEugenia GeorgievaRiverboat World
65Contrabajo, Works for Bass and String QuartetPablo AslanSoundbrushWorld
66YapuntoYapuntoIn OuieWorld
67CachaitoOrlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld CircuitWorld
68Torm Veeklaasik/Tempest in a TeapotTuulikki BartosikNordic NotesWorld
69Putumayo Presents: World PeacePutumayoPutumayoWorld
70Orquesta AkokanOrquesta AkokánDaptoneWorld
71DilaDilaFar OutWorld
72Remain in LightAngelique KidjoKravenworksWorld
73YeketelaleUkandanzBuda MusiqueWorld
74Alter EthnoOratnitzaFusion EmbassyWorld
75TemetImarhanCity SlangWorld
76RosariumQuatuor BoréalDisques BogheiWorld
77Obabes BembubeNobuntu10th District MusicWorld
78Rule of 3VasenNorthSideWorld
79The TurbansThe TurbansSix DegreesWorld
80Visuma Vizosa TumsaZeMeLauskaWorld
81DjiguiIssa CoulibalyDidakan MusicWorld
82Pura VidaMisiaGalileoWorld
83KlarværMoenjeKirkelig KulturverkstedWorld
84HetkessaTeija NikuSelf-ReleaseWorld
85AlboradaUjiZZKWorld
86Marimba Del PacíficoRio MiraAsian ManWorld
87Vulleš Heaika (feat. Ulla Pirttijärvi, Harald Skullerud & Olav Torget) - SingleAssuBafe’s FactoryWorld
88SerUrna Chahar-TugchiSelf-ReleaseWorld
89Sefarad En El Corazón De TurquíaMara ArandaAutoeditWorld
90Mariachi Reyna De Los AngelesMariachi Reyna De Los AngelesSmithsonian FolkwaysWorld
91Benedicte MaursethBenedicte MaursethGrappa MusikkWorld
92Son VerdadXiomara FortunaIleakwa ProduccionesWorld
93Lajko Felix & VolosiLajko FelixFonó Budai ZeneházWorld
94Surfeando Un CometaBicicletas Por La PazSelf-ReleaseWorld
95FadolinkaMaja MilinkovicSevenMusesWorld
96Fenfo (Something to Say)Fatoumata DiawaraShanachieWorld
97Safar : Les âmes RetrouvéesWaed BouhassounBuda MusiqueWorld
98The Complete Cuban Jam SessionsCraft RecordingsCraftWorld
99Moon over City RuinsMao YaRhymoi MusicWorld
100Adios MuchachosJose Antonio RodriguezMoon MoosicWorld
101Karaindrou: the Suspended Step of the StorkEleni KaraindrouECMWorld
102El Mito De La PergolaPascuala Ilabaca y FaunaPetit IndieWorld
103Tatlı Dilli - Sweet Talker (feat. İsmet Kızıl)Mircan KayaMircan KayaWorld
104LustLouisa Lyne & di Yiddishe KapelyeMaestroWorld
105Caminar PreguntandoGuiaSura/Son del ValleWorld
106On the RoadYolla KhalifeNagamWorld
107Fuego Por Dentro - the Fire WithinAnna MurtolaAlbaWorld
108MoroseLes Poules à ColinFamGroupWorld
109What HeatBokantéReal WorldWorld
110Poison FruitIvan ContiFar OutWorld
111Nova Bossa NovaMarcos ValleFar Out RecordingsWorld
112Lisboa à SoltaSusan Palma-NidelArtez Medicina e ArteWorld
113BestiarioGaiteiros De LisboaUguruWorld
114Evening StarKitka Women's Vocal EnsembleDelphonicaWorld
115Aino and MiihkaliAino & MiihkaliSelf-ReleaseWorld
116Wow and FlutterDelia Derbyshire Appreciation SocietySix DegreesWorld
117AncoraFlookFlatfishWorld
118MinimumMNMMArt As CatharsisWorld
119Japanese GirlAkiko YanoWewantsoundsWorld
120UnlearningSibusile XabaMushroom Hour Half HourWorld
121Reggae MandelaVarious Artists: Reggae MandelaVPWorld
122Jenga - SingleUjiZZKWorld
123Rough Guide to a World of GuitarWorld Music NetworkWorld Music NetworkWorld
124UnfurlFran & FloraSelf-ReleaseWorld
125Through the Eyes of the EarthBelonogaNarratorWorld
126BelovedDawn AverySelf-ReleaseWorld
127Six Days LovingZulyaZulya KamalovaWorld
128The Long MarchLe Trio JoubranCooking VinylWorld
129Man Made FirePetite CelineSelf-ReleaseWorld
130Ninguém Vai Me SegurarAna MazzottiFar OutWorld
131Roudennou/TracesYann-Fanch Kemenerbuda musiqueWorld
132Dounia TaboloBoubacar TraoreLusAfricaWorld
133Pandiyé - SingleMaya KamatyVlad ProductionsWorld
134DobrostanKutsi MerkietiennelebelWorld
135Ladies and GentlemenJah CuttaIndicaWorld
136Sing Me Back Home: the Dc Tapes, 1965-1969Hazel Dickens & Alice GerrardFree DirtWorld
137La Dôtu LadoColaderaAgogoWorld
138Hard RainTenderlonious22aWorld
139Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas BartlettCaoimhín Ó RaghallaighReal WorldWorld
140Etkot, Pectopaн Ja EtnoteknoaSuistamon SahkoNordic NotesWorld
141Words of PeaceRiad Abdel-GawadMusicariadWorld
142Edwin Durant KovtunJon Durant, Colin Edwin & Inna KovtunAlchemyWorld
143The Art of the Chinese GuzhengWu MengmengArc MusicWorld
144Everyone Listen Close - Wanp-Wanp Jangl KapYandong Grand SingersPAN RecordsWorld
145¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from VeracruzGrupo Mono BlancoSmithsonian FolkwaysWorld
146RastiLaboratorium PiesniSolitonWorld
147Get It How You LiveThe Royal Krunk Jazz OrkestraRopeadopeWorld
148BoomboxGoodnight SuzieGoodnight SuzieWorld
149Jenga Remixed - EPUjiZZKWorld
150LadamaLadamaSix DegreesWorld
151Anonimas & ResilientesVoces del BullerengueChaco WorldWorld
152Live at WOMAD 1985Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanRealworldWorld
153Rajatila / BorderlineTuuletarBafe's FactoryWorld
154Terry Riley: Sun RingsKronos QuartetNonesuchWorld
1551000 Watts (Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno)QuanticTru ThoughtsWorld
156TestoTestoTestoWorld
157Delilah - SingleMaking MoviesSelf-ReleaseWorld
158SiltaneMoonlight BenjaminMa CaseWorld
159Napkerék (Erdélyi Cigány Népzene)Balogh MelindaFono Budai ZenehazWorld
160Wolf's PathVedan KolodFirestormWorld
161PatakUzgin UverMana ManaWorld
162Traces of YouKristin AsbjornsenOra FonogramWorld
163NapkerekMelinda BaloghFonoWorld
164Istikrarli Hayal HakikattirGaye Su AkyolGlitterbeatWorld
165AnnunciationJohnny Ray AllenHigh Street RecordsWorld
166ViralataAntonio AdolfoFar Out RecordingsWorld
167Nordic RagaNordic RagaRiverboatWorld
168Rise UpCurley TaylorLouisiana SoulWorld
169Espontáneo: the Abdala SessionsOrtega, Silveiras, ElizardeAnsonicaWorld
170OzCoskun KarademirKalanWorld
171Rüya - Dream for AnatoliaOlcay BayirARCWorld
172ApejoBeautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance BandEni ObankeWorld
173The KathakNiraj ChagBuzz-erkWorld
174QuestOut of NationsRiverboaWorld
175RainfordLee "Scratch PerryOn-U SoundWorld
176Putumayo Presents: Acoustic WomenPutumayoPutumayoWorld
177Palm Wine InstrumentalsWho Is John SmithOlin PlaceWorld
178The Butcher's ShareDaniel Kahn & The Painted BirdOriente MusikWorld
179AscendingAmira MedunjaninTown Hill ColonyWorld
180Kenke CornerGutsHeavenly SweetnessWorld
181Vision Del AyahuascaLos Wembler's De IquitosBarbesWorld
182Pansori : Sugyeong-Nangja-Ga, Le Dit De Demoiselle Sugyeong (feat. Gyuen Eun-Kyung)Min Hye-sungBuda MusiqueWorld
183MoDDésirée Saarela & Maria KalaniemiBafe’s FactoryWorld
184Cossack AtackCendesMolcaWorld
185SambaVieux Farka ToureSix DegreesWorld
186The Essential Paul SimonPaul SimonUnknownWorld
187Akili Ni MaliAdam SolomonSelf-ReleaseWorld
188The SourceAli Farka TourèWorld CircuitWorld
189El NdjoumSofiane Saidi & MazaldaUnknownWorld
190UnbreakableAlborosie Meets The WailersGreensleeves RecordsWorld
191OtodiVaudou GameHot CasaWorld
192From Nubia to CairoAli Hassan KubanPiranhaWorld
193Sentimento PopolareCamilla BarbaritoFelmayWorld
194Two TribesVarious Artists: Two TribesAgogoWorld
195LivingstoneJungle By NightRush HourWorld
196SeweleSir Shina PetersStrutWorld
197UnknownGeceUnknownWorld
19811th Street, SekondiGyedu-Blay AmbolleyAgogoWorld
199Obiaa!Pat ThomasStrutWorld
200Live at Arena (Live)Amira MedunjaninCroatiaWorld
201Agua De LunaMirabai CeibaSelf-ReleaseWorld
202VildaluoddaVildaBafe's FactoryWorld
203Complete Cuban Jam SessionsVarious Artists - Complete Cuban Jam SessionsCraftWorld
204Red Gold Green & BlueRobbie ShakespeareTrojan JamaicaWorld
205Bad CommandoRemaJonzing WorldWorld
206Live at the Roxy - the Complete Concert;Rastaman VibrationBob Marley & The WailersUniversal Music;Universal Music Ireland Ltd.World
207Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition)Paul SimonLegacyWorld
208Short Sharp ShockedMichelle ShockedMercuryWorld
209EchoRasgueoGalileoWorld
210FlamingoUusikuuNordic NotesWorld
211Exodus 30th Anniversary EditionBob Marley & The WailersUniversal MusicWorld
212Les 50 Plus Belles ChansonsBob Marley & The WailersUniversal MusicWorld
213KOKOROKOKOKOROKOBrownswoodWorld
214Profile/Best of Emmylou HarrisEmmylou HarrisRhinoWorld
215Santana III - Legacy EditionSantanaColumbia/LegacyWorld
216Bakini: En El Nuevo MundoMichael Spiro & Joe GalvinSelf-ReleaseWorld
217Laço UmbilicalLucibelaLusAfricaWorld
218Rough Guide to Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar KhanWorld Music NetworkWorld
219The Darkness Between the LeavesAlba Griot EnsembleRiverboatWorld
220Trains and Moonlight DestiniesBlack MasalaSelf-ReleaseWorld
221OdisseaBandAdriaticaFinisterre Di Treglia ErasmoWorld
222Joy! GuruDebashish BhattacharyaUnknownWorld
223PutiferioMimmo EpifaniFinisterreWorld
224PoranguíPoranguíSol CreationWorld
225SociativaSociedade RecreativaJarring EffectsWorld
226Kar YagarDerya Yildirim & Grup SimsekBongo JoeWorld
227TerrouziAhmedou Ahmed LowlaSahel SoundsWorld
228VaryeteGrup SesZel ZelesWorld
229Bamanaya SiraArouna & BikoCome to LifeWorld
230ÚrGoitseSelf-ReleaseWorld
231NiafunkeHama SankareNolan & AssociatesWorld
232DespiertaBarrio ManoucheDouble O OneWorld
233Long Road to TiznitRamon GooseRiverboatWorld
234Tiny PlanetTom Teasley & Seth KibelSelf-ReleaseWorld
235Stranger to Stranger [Deluxe Edition]Paul SimonConcordWorld
236I Met Her by the RiverDawda JobartehSterns AfricaWorld
237RyobraOrkestar KriminalCoaxWorld
238Rebellion RisesZiggy MarleyTuff GongWorld
239HilleviEmma Ahlberg EkCapriceWorld
240Quebra CabecaBixiga 70GlitterbeatWorld
241Times of MaharajasDhoad Gypsies of RajasthanARCWorld
242African GiantBurna BoyAtlanticWorld
243We All Are One: the Best of Jimmy CliffJimmy CliffColumbia/LegacyWorld
244Nature Sounds: Relax, Meditate, and Heal with Natural Sounds of the Ocean and ForestDigital DeenDigital Deen RecordsWorld
245GuerraCesare Dell'Anna11-8World
246ArgentoRiccardo Tesi & BanditalianaVisageWorld
247YoYouMeTu Trilogy, Vol. 3Zemog el Gallo BuenoAfinque XWorld
248SphereRobot KochTrees & CyborgsWorld
249Written in WaterShoogleniftySelf-ReleaseWorld
250Mystic DanceAmira KheirSterns MusicWorld
251AndinaCholitaSelf-ReleaseWorld
252Tailwind HomeEquusSelf-ReleaseWorld
253OdiseaAndreas ArnoldGalileoWorld
254PacificaThe VampiresEarshiftWorld
255De Palenque a MatongeDizzy MandjekuZephyrusWorld
256DelicadoCarlos Barbosa-LimaZohoWorld
257Nyolc 8 NyolcSöndörgőSndrgWorld
258AmbolleyGyedu-Blay AmbolleyWeaAfrican
259PhilantropiquesGutsHeavenly SweetnessWorld
260Gobi DesertGuo Gan TrioFelmayWorld
261TraverséesConstantinopleSelf-ReleaseWorld
262Monkey See Monkey DoAlma Afrobeat EnsembleSlow Walk MusicWorld
263DjiguiJoseph DaleyDidakan MusicWorld
264The ReturnLee "Scratch PerryNinja TuneWorld
265Je Suis AfricainVillalobos BrothersUnknownWorld
266Bongo Joe 2018 SamplerBongo JoelesdisquesbongojoeWorld
267Mis Dos MadresBelizeEclipse MusicWorld
268Voices of SolsticePaul Winter Consort & FriendsEarth MusicWorld
269Les BateauxMamadou KellyNolan & AssociatesWorld
270Derin DerinBaBa ZuLaGlitterbeatWorld
271Kinshasa 1978: Originals and ReconstructionsCrammed DiscsCrammed DiscsWorld
272137 Avenue KaniamaBalojiBella UnionWorld
273MamaoIvan ConteSelf-ReleaseWorld
274Super LiminalPenyaOn The CornerWorld
275Placeless (feat. Mahsa Vahdat & Marjan Vahdat)Kronos QuartetKKVWorld
276Amor PlanetaPacifikaSix DegreesWorld
277Lost and FoundBuena Vista Social ClubWorld CircuitWorld
278AzelBombinoPartisanWorld
279Freedom of MovementNina MirandaSix DegreesWorld
280Ch'usayNovalimaWonderwheel RecordingsWorld
281Finding FelaFela Kutiknitting Factory RecordsWorld
282Reggae Reggae Reggae - 20 Reggae GreatsBob Marley & The WailersFourMatt MusicWorld
283The Best of Delbert McClinton 20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenMCA NashvilleWorld
284Think of Others;World PeaceMira AwadLabelFree;PutumayoWorld
285'71-86 Negotiations & Love SoPaul SimonWarner MusicWorld
286Our Kind of BossaBossacucanovaIndustria BrasileiraWorld
287Hello HelloMidival PunditzSix DegreesWorld
288From Nashville to Memphis - the Essential 60s Masters IElvis PresleyRCA Records LabelWorld
289Imidiwan Ahi SigdimTinariwenAnti/EpitaphWorld
290Tche BelewHailu MergiaAwesome Tapes from AfricaWorld
291SababuBalla KouyateSelf-ReleaseAfrican
292Amara Touré: 1973-1980 (Analog Africa No. 18)Amara ToureAnalog AfricaAfrican
293In ConclusionAmadou BalakeSterns AfricaAfrican
294Live in ParisTinariwenAntiWorld
295Wa Di YoLakou MizikCumbanchaWorld
296Love & DeathEbo TaylorStrutWorld
297Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on PurposeGirma Beyene & Akale WubePradoWorld
298Loe Loa (Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree)Betsayda Machado And Parranda El ClavoOdellaWorld
299Anarouz3MASix DegreesWorld
300Finca Santa ElenaArturo JorgeTumiWorld
 

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