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

1
Africa Speaks
by: Santana

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Sublime
by: Alex Cuba

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Label: Caracol
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Mettavolution
by: Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Label: ATO
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Amadjar
by: Tinariwen

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Label: Anti
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HaitiaNola
by: Lakou Mizik

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Label: Cumbancha
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Omoiyari
by: Kishi Bashi

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Label: Joyful Noise
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Doko Mien
by: Ibibio Sound Machine

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Label: Merge
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Ilana (The Creator)
by: Mdou Moctar

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Label: Sahel Sounds
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Satingarona, Pt. 2
by: The Bongo Hop

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Label: Underdog
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A Journey Through Cuban Music
by: Aymee Nuviola

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Label: Top Stop Music
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Reggae Now!
by: The Aggrolites

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Label: Pirates Press
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Celia
by: Angelique Kidjo

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Label: Verve
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Atlantic Oscillations
by: Quantic

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Label: Tru Thoughts
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Bahir
by: Dexter Story

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Label: Soundway
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Gece
by: Altın Gün

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Label: ATO
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American Music, Vol. 7
by: Grupo Fantasma

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Label: Blue Corn Music
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Kings Left Behind
by: Ikebe Shakedown

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Label: Colemine
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Siku
by: Nicola Cruz

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Label: ZZK
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Rwanda, You Should Be Loved
by: The Good Ones

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Label: Anti
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Chronologic
by: Caravan Palace

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Label: Lone Diggers
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De Ayer Para Siempre
by: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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Je Suis Africain
by: Rachid Taha

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Label: Naive
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Beats of Zion
by: Rocky Dawuni

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Label: Aquarian
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History
by: Youssou N'Dour

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Label: Naive
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Yesun
by: Roberto Fonseca

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Label: Mack Avenue
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Anicca
by: Teebs

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Label: Brainfeeder
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Territoires
by: Le Vent du Nord

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Label: Borealis
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All My Relations
by: Cochemea

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Label: Daptone
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And if You Will Come to Me
by: Idan Raichel

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Label: Cumbancha
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The Exorcism of a Spinster
by: Hope Masike

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Label: Riverboat
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Putumayo Presents Paris Cafe
by: Putumayo

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Label: Putumayo
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Grandeza
by: Sessa

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Label: Boiled
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Strange Suite
by: Ateshkhan Yuseinov

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Label: Riverboat
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Bayti Fi Rasi
by: A-Wa

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Label: S Curve
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Miri
by: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

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Label: Outhere
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Echoes of Japan
by: Minyo Crusaders

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Label: Mais Um Discos
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37
La Serena
by: Aviva Chernick

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Label: Self-Release
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Santa Plastica
by: Las Hermanas Caronni

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Label: Les Grands Fleuves
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Bahar
by: Umut Adan

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Label: Riverboat
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Orinoco
by: Cimarron

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Label: Self-Release
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In the Jellyfish Land
by: Udu

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Label: Self-Release
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Abeg No Vex
by: Ekiti Sound

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Label: Crammed Discs
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Sempre
by: Marcos Valle

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Label: Far Out
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Yapunto
by: Yapunto

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Label: In Ouie
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Torm Veeklaasik/Tempest in a Teapot
by: Tuulikki Bartosik

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Label: Nordic Notes
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Putumayo Presents: World Peace
by: Putumayo

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Label: Putumayo
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Rosarium
by: Quatuor Boréal

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Label: Disques Boghei
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Rule of 3
by: Vasen

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Label: NorthSide
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Visuma Vizosa Tumsa
by: ZeMe

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Label: Lauska
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Djigui
by: Issa Coulibaly

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Label: Didakan Music
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Pura Vida
by: Misia

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Label: Galileo
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Klarvær
by: Moenje

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Label: Kirkelig Kulturverksted
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Hetkessa
by: Teija Niku

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Sefarad En El Corazón De Turquía
by: Mara Aranda

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Label: Autoedit
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Benedicte Maurseth
by: Benedicte Maurseth

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Label: Grappa Musikk
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Lajko Felix & Volosi
by: Lajko Felix

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Label: Fonó Budai Zeneház
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Surfeando Un Cometa
by: Bicicletas Por La Paz

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Label: Self-Release
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Fadolinka
by: Maja Milinkovic

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Label: SevenMuses
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Safar : Les âmes Retrouvées
by: Waed Bouhassoun

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Label: Buda Musique
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Moon over City Ruins
by: Mao Ya

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Label: Rhymoi Music
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Adios Muchachos
by: Jose Antonio Rodriguez

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Label: Moon Moosic
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Tatlı Dilli - Sweet Talker (feat. İsmet Kızıl)
by: Mircan Kaya

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Label: Mircan Kaya
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Lust
by: Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye

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Label: Maestro
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Caminar Preguntando
by: Guia

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Label: Sura/Son del Valle
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On the Road
by: Yolla Khalife

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Label: Nagam
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Poison Fruit
by: Ivan Conti

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Label: Far Out
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Bestiario
by: Gaiteiros De Lisboa

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Label: Uguru
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Aino and Miihkali
by: Aino & Miihkali

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Label: Self-Release
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Ancora
by: Flook

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Label: Flatfish
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Unfurl
by: Fran & Flora

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Label: Self-Release
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Beloved
by: Dawn Avery

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Six Days Loving
by: Zulya

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Label: Zulya Kamalova
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Man Made Fire
by: Petite Celine

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Label: Self-Release
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74
Roudennou/Traces
by: Yann-Fanch Kemener

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Label: buda musique
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La Dôtu Lado
by: Coladera

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Label: Agogo
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Hard Rain
by: Tenderlonious

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Label: 22a
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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett
by: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

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Label: Real World
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Words of Peace
by: Riad Abdel-Gawad

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Label: Musicariad
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Edwin Durant Kovtun
by: Jon Durant, Colin Edwin & Inna Kovtun

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Label: Alchemy
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80
The Art of the Chinese Guzheng
by: Wu Mengmeng

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Label: Arc Music
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81
Rasti
by: Laboratorium Piesni

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Label: Soliton
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Anonimas & Resilientes
by: Voces del Bullerengue

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Label: Chaco World
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Live at WOMAD 1985
by: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Label: Realworld
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84
Rajatila / Borderline
by: Tuuletar

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Label: Bafe's Factory
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85
Terry Riley: Sun Rings
by: Kronos Quartet

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Label: Nonesuch
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Napkerék (Erdélyi Cigány Népzene)
by: Balogh Melinda

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Label: Fono Budai Zenehaz
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Wolf's Path
by: Vedan Kolod

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Label: Firestorm
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Napkerek
by: Melinda Balogh

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Label: Fono
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Poranguí
by: Poranguí

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Label: Sol Creation
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Rüya - Dream for Anatolia
by: Olcay Bayir

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Label: ARC
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Apejo
by: Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band

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Label: Eni Obanke
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The Kathak
by: Niraj Chag

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Label: Buzz-erk
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Rainford
by: Lee "Scratch Perry

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Label: On-U Sound
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Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Women
by: Putumayo

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Label: Putumayo
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95
Kenke Corner
by: Guts

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Label: Heavenly Sweetness
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Vision Del Ayahuasca
by: Los Wembler's De Iquitos

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Label: Barbes
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Pansori : Sugyeong-Nangja-Ga, Le Dit De Demoiselle Sugyeong (feat. Gyuen Eun-Kyung)
by: Min Hye-sung

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Label: Buda Musique
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Cossack Atack
by: Cendes

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Label: Molca
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11th Street, Sekondi
by: Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

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Label: Agogo
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Obiaa!
by: Pat Thomas

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Label: Strut
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101
Live at Arena (Live)
by: Amira Medunjanin

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Label: Croatia
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102
Agua De Luna
by: Mirabai Ceiba

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Label: Self-Release
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Bad Commando
by: Rema

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Label: Jonzing World
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Aban
by: The Garifuna Collective

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Label: Stonetree
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Echo
by: Rasgueo

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Label: Galileo
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Flamingo
by: Uusikuu

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Label: Nordic Notes
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KOKOROKO
by: KOKOROKO

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Label: Brownswood
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108
Joy! Guru
by: Debashish Bhattacharya

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Label: Unknown
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Sociativa
by: Sociedade Recreativa

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Label: Jarring Effects
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Kar Yagar
by: Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek

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Label: Bongo Joe
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Terrouzi
by: Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla

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Label: Sahel Sounds
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Varyete
by: Grup Ses

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Label: Zel Zeles
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Bamanaya Sira
by: Arouna & Biko

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Label: Come to Life
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Úr
by: Goitse

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Label: Self-Release
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Niafunke
by: Hama Sankare

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Label: Nolan & Associates
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Despierta
by: Barrio Manouche

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Label: Double O One
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Times of Maharajas
by: Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan

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Label: ARC
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118
African Giant
by: Burna Boy

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Label: Atlantic
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YoYouMeTu Trilogy, Vol. 3
by: Zemog el Gallo Bueno

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Label: Afinque X
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Tailwind Home
by: Equus

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Odisea
by: Andreas Arnold

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Label: Galileo
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Pacifica
by: The Vampires

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Label: Earshift
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De Palenque a Matonge
by: Dizzy Mandjeku

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Label: Zephyrus
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Delicado
by: Carlos Barbosa-Lima

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Label: Zoho
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Nyolc 8 Nyolc
by: Söndörgő

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Label: Sndrg
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Ambolley
by: Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

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Label: Wea
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127
Philantropiques
by: Guts

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Label: Heavenly Sweetness
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Gobi Desert
by: Guo Gan Trio

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Label: Felmay
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Traversées
by: Constantinople

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Label: Self-Release
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Mis Dos Madres
by: Belize

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Label: Eclipse Music
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Les Bateaux
by: Mamadou Kelly

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Label: Nolan & Associates
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Derin Derin
by: BaBa ZuLa

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Label: Glitterbeat
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133
Kinshasa 1978: Originals and Reconstructions
by: Crammed Discs

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Label: Crammed Discs
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Placeless (feat. Mahsa Vahdat & Marjan Vahdat)
by: Kronos Quartet

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Label: KKV
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Amara Touré: 1973-1980 (Analog Africa No. 18)
by: Amara Toure

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Label: Analog Africa
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