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
19American Music, Vol. 7Grupo FantasmaBlue Corn MusicWorld
20Kings Left BehindIkebe ShakedownColemineWorld
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
58DeranBombinoPartisanWorld
59The Suso/Glass QuartetFoday Musa SusoOrange MountainWorld
60SempreMarcos ValleFar OutWorld
61Rough Guide to World JazzWorld Music NetworkWorld Music NetworkWorld
62Mama Funny DaySarazinoCumbanchaWorld
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
178Rough Guide to Women of the WorldWorld Music NetworkWorld Music NetworkWorld
179The Butcher's ShareDaniel Kahn & The Painted BirdOriente MusikWorld
180AscendingAmira MedunjaninTown Hill ColonyWorld
181Kenke CornerGutsHeavenly SweetnessWorld
182Vision Del AyahuascaLos Wembler's De IquitosBarbesWorld
183Pansori : Sugyeong-Nangja-Ga, Le Dit De Demoiselle Sugyeong (feat. Gyuen Eun-Kyung)Min Hye-sungBuda MusiqueWorld
184MoDDésirée Saarela & Maria KalaniemiBafe’s FactoryWorld
185Cossack AtackCendesMolcaWorld
186SambaVieux Farka ToureSix DegreesWorld
187The Essential Paul SimonPaul SimonUnknownWorld
188Akili Ni MaliAdam SolomonSelf-ReleaseWorld
189The SourceAli Farka TourèWorld CircuitWorld
190El NdjoumSofiane Saidi & MazaldaUnknownWorld
191UnbreakableAlborosie Meets The WailersGreensleeves RecordsWorld
192OtodiVaudou GameHot CasaWorld
193From Nubia to CairoAli Hassan KubanPiranhaWorld
194Sentimento PopolareCamilla BarbaritoFelmayWorld
195Two TribesVarious Artists: Two TribesAgogoWorld
196LivingstoneJungle By NightRush HourWorld
197SeweleSir Shina PetersStrutWorld
198UnknownGeceUnknownWorld
19911th Street, SekondiGyedu-Blay AmbolleyAgogoWorld
200Obiaa!Pat ThomasStrutWorld
201Live at Arena (Live)Amira MedunjaninCroatiaWorld
202Agua De LunaMirabai CeibaSelf-ReleaseWorld
203VildaluoddaVildaBafe's FactoryWorld
204Complete Cuban Jam SessionsVarious Artists - Complete Cuban Jam SessionsCraftWorld
205Red Gold Green & BlueRobbie ShakespeareTrojan JamaicaWorld
206Bad CommandoRemaJonzing WorldWorld
207Live at the Roxy - the Complete Concert;Rastaman VibrationBob Marley & The WailersUniversal Music;Universal Music Ireland Ltd.World
208Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition)Paul SimonLegacyWorld
209Short Sharp ShockedMichelle ShockedMercuryWorld
210EchoRasgueoGalileoWorld
211FlamingoUusikuuNordic NotesWorld
212Exodus 30th Anniversary EditionBob Marley & The WailersUniversal MusicWorld
213Les 50 Plus Belles ChansonsBob Marley & The WailersUniversal MusicWorld
214KOKOROKOKOKOROKOBrownswoodWorld
215Profile/Best of Emmylou HarrisEmmylou HarrisRhinoWorld
216Santana III - Legacy EditionSantanaColumbia/LegacyWorld
217Bakini: En El Nuevo MundoMichael Spiro & Joe GalvinSelf-ReleaseWorld
218Laço UmbilicalLucibelaLusAfricaWorld
219Rough Guide to Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar KhanWorld Music NetworkWorld
220The Darkness Between the LeavesAlba Griot EnsembleRiverboatWorld
221Trains and Moonlight DestiniesBlack MasalaSelf-ReleaseWorld
222OdisseaBandAdriaticaFinisterre Di Treglia ErasmoWorld
223Joy! GuruDebashish BhattacharyaUnknownWorld
224PutiferioMimmo EpifaniFinisterreWorld
225PoranguíPoranguíSol CreationWorld
226SociativaSociedade RecreativaJarring EffectsWorld
227Kar YagarDerya Yildirim & Grup SimsekBongo JoeWorld
228TerrouziAhmedou Ahmed LowlaSahel SoundsWorld
229VaryeteGrup SesZel ZelesWorld
230Bamanaya SiraArouna & BikoCome to LifeWorld
231ÚrGoitseSelf-ReleaseWorld
232NiafunkeHama SankareNolan & AssociatesWorld
233DespiertaBarrio ManoucheDouble O OneWorld
234Long Road to TiznitRamon GooseRiverboatWorld
235Tiny PlanetTom Teasley & Seth KibelSelf-ReleaseWorld
236Stranger to Stranger [Deluxe Edition]Paul SimonConcordWorld
237I Met Her by the RiverDawda JobartehSterns AfricaWorld
238RyobraOrkestar KriminalCoaxWorld
239Rebellion RisesZiggy MarleyTuff GongWorld
240HilleviEmma Ahlberg EkCapriceWorld
241Quebra CabecaBixiga 70GlitterbeatWorld
242Times of MaharajasDhoad Gypsies of RajasthanARCWorld
243African GiantBurna BoyAtlanticWorld
244We All Are One: the Best of Jimmy CliffJimmy CliffColumbia/LegacyWorld
245Nature Sounds: Relax, Meditate, and Heal with Natural Sounds of the Ocean and ForestDigital DeenDigital Deen RecordsWorld
246GuerraCesare Dell'Anna11-8World
247ArgentoRiccardo Tesi & BanditalianaVisageWorld
248YoYouMeTu Trilogy, Vol. 3Zemog el Gallo BuenoAfinque XWorld
249SphereRobot KochTrees & CyborgsWorld
250Written in WaterShoogleniftySelf-ReleaseWorld
251Mystic DanceAmira KheirSterns MusicWorld
252AndinaCholitaSelf-ReleaseWorld
253Tailwind HomeEquusSelf-ReleaseWorld
254OdiseaAndreas ArnoldGalileoWorld
255PacificaThe VampiresEarshiftWorld
256De Palenque a MatongeDizzy MandjekuZephyrusWorld
257DelicadoCarlos Barbosa-LimaZohoWorld
258Nyolc 8 NyolcSöndörgőSndrgWorld
259AmbolleyGyedu-Blay AmbolleyWeaAfrican
260PhilantropiquesGutsHeavenly SweetnessWorld
261Gobi DesertGuo Gan TrioFelmayWorld
262TraverséesConstantinopleSelf-ReleaseWorld
263Monkey See Monkey DoAlma Afrobeat EnsembleSlow Walk MusicWorld
264DjiguiJoseph DaleyDidakan MusicWorld
265The ReturnLee "Scratch PerryNinja TuneWorld
266Je Suis AfricainVillalobos BrothersUnknownWorld
267Bongo Joe 2018 SamplerBongo JoelesdisquesbongojoeWorld
268Mis Dos MadresBelizeEclipse MusicWorld
269Voices of SolsticePaul Winter Consort & FriendsEarth MusicWorld
270Les BateauxMamadou KellyNolan & AssociatesWorld
271Derin DerinBaBa ZuLaGlitterbeatWorld
272Kinshasa 1978: Originals and ReconstructionsCrammed DiscsCrammed DiscsWorld
273137 Avenue KaniamaBalojiBella UnionWorld
274MamaoIvan ConteSelf-ReleaseWorld
275Super LiminalPenyaOn The CornerWorld
276Placeless (feat. Mahsa Vahdat & Marjan Vahdat)Kronos QuartetKKVWorld
277Amor PlanetaPacifikaSix DegreesWorld
278Lost and FoundBuena Vista Social ClubWorld CircuitWorld
279AzelBombinoPartisanWorld
280Freedom of MovementNina MirandaSix DegreesWorld
281Ch'usayNovalimaWonderwheel RecordingsWorld
282Finding FelaFela Kutiknitting Factory RecordsWorld
283Reggae Reggae Reggae - 20 Reggae GreatsBob Marley & The WailersFourMatt MusicWorld
284The Best of Delbert McClinton 20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenMCA NashvilleWorld
285Think of Others;World PeaceMira AwadLabelFree;PutumayoWorld
286'71-86 Negotiations & Love SoPaul SimonWarner MusicWorld
287Our Kind of BossaBossacucanovaIndustria BrasileiraWorld
288Hello HelloMidival PunditzSix DegreesWorld
289From Nashville to Memphis - the Essential 60s Masters IElvis PresleyRCA Records LabelWorld
290Imidiwan Ahi SigdimTinariwenAnti/EpitaphWorld
291Tche BelewHailu MergiaAwesome Tapes from AfricaWorld
292SababuBalla KouyateSelf-ReleaseAfrican
293Amara Touré: 1973-1980 (Analog Africa No. 18)Amara ToureAnalog AfricaAfrican
294In ConclusionAmadou BalakeSterns AfricaAfrican
295Live in ParisTinariwenAntiWorld
296Wa Di YoLakou MizikCumbanchaWorld
297Love & DeathEbo TaylorStrutWorld
298Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on PurposeGirma Beyene & Akale WubePradoWorld
299Loe Loa (Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree)Betsayda Machado And Parranda El ClavoOdellaWorld
300Anarouz3MASix DegreesWorld
 

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