Best World Music albums

Machito

Machito: Kenya (1957) – Cuba

Label: Roulette Records

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Tito Puente: Dance Mania (1958) – Puerto Rico

Label: RCA Records

Pata Pata

Miriam Makeba: Pata Pata (1967) – South Africa

Label: Reprise Records

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Jorge Ben: Forca Bruta (1970) – Brazil

Label: Philips Records

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Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges: Club de Esquina (1972) – Brazil

Label: Odeon

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Gilberto Gil: Expresso 2222 (1972) – Brazil

Label: Editora Moderna

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Paco De Lucia: Entre dos Aquas (1973) – Spain

Label: Philips Records

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Milton Nascimento: Milagre Dos Peoxes (1973) – Brazil

Label: Abril Coleções

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Elis Regina & Tom Jobim: Elis & Tom (1974) – Brazil

Label: PolyGram

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Tom Ze: Estudando o Samba (1975) – Brazil

Label: Continental Records

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Jorge Ben: Africa Brasil (1976) – Brazil

Label: Universal Music Group

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Ry Cooder: Chicken Skin Music (1976) – USA

Label: Reprise Records

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Willie Colon & Ruben Blades: Siembra (1978) – Panama / Puerto Rico

Label: Fania Records

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Caetano Veloso: Cinema Transcedental (1979) – Brazil

Label: Universal Music GmbH

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Orchestra Baobab: Pirates Choice (1982) – Senegal

Label: Nonesuch

1982

King Sunny Ade: Juju Music (1982) – Nigeria

Label: Mango Records

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Djivan Gasparyan: I  Will Not Be Sad in This World (1983) – Armenia

Label: Opal Records

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Ofra Haza:  Yemenite Songs (1985) – Israel

Label: Shanachie Records

Tango

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Zero Hour (1986) – Argentina

Label: American Clave

Le-Mystere-Des-Voix-Bulgares

Le-Mystere-Des-Voix-Bulgares (1987) – Bulgaria

Label: Disques Cellier 

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Youssou N’Dour: Immigrés (1988) – Senegal

Label: Earthworks

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:  Mustt Mustt (1990) – Pakistan

Label: Real World Records

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Salif Keita: Amen (1991) – Mali

Label: Island

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Milton Nascimento: Txai (1991) – Brazil

Label: Discos CBS

Sergio

Sergio Mendes: Brasiliero (1992) – Brazil

Label: Elektra

1992

Cesaria Evora: Miss Perfumado (1992) – Cape Verde

Label: Lusafrica 

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Ry Cooder: A Meeting by the River (1993) – Hindustan

Label: Water Lily Acoustics 

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Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu (1994) – Mali

Label: World Circuit

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Radio Tarifa: Rumba Argelina (1994) – Spain

Label: Música Sin Fin

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Baaba Maal:  Firin’ in Fouta (1994) – Senegal

Label: Mango Records

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L. Shankar:   Raga Aberi (1995) – India

Label: Music of the World

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Caetano Velosos: Fina Estampa ao Vivo (1995) – Brasil

Label: Universal Music GmbH

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Juan de Marcos González & Ry Cooder:  Buena Vista Social Club – (1997) – Cuba

Label: World Circuit

Susana Baca

Susana Baca: Susana Baca (1997) – Peru

Label: Luaka Bop

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The Chieftains: Water from the Well (1998) – Ireland

Label: RCA Victor

2000

DD Synthesis: Swinging Macedonia (2000) – Macedonia

Label: SJF

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Salif Keita: Moffou (2001) – Mali

Label: Universal Music Enterprises

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Mariza: Fado Em Mim (2001) – Portugal

Label: World Connection

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Burhan Öçal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble: Caravanserai (2001) – Turkey

Label: Network Medien

Saban Bajramovic

Mostar Sevdah Reunion Presents Šaban Bajramović: A Gipsy Legend (2001) – Serbia / Bosnia

Label: Times Square Records

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Ravi Shankar: Master of Sitar (2001) – India

Label: Nascente

2002

Angelique Kidjo: Black Ivory Soul (2002) – Benin

Label: Columbia

Bilja

Bilja Krstic & Bistrik: Zapisi (2003) – Serbia

Label: Hi-Fi Centar

Youssou

Youssou N’Dour: Egypt (2004) – Senegal

Label: Nonesuch

Ali Farka Toure Savane

Ali Farka Toure: Savane (2006) – Mali

Label: World Circuit

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