Global JazzWire

Current top 20 World Music Albums - updated 12 October 2008
Please note that album position within the three categories is in no particular order.
In essence, all three Heavy Rotation albums are tied for #1, Mediums are tied for #4, etc.


Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation gets air twice per three two-hour shows (show airs weekly)

Artist

Album Title

Label

Jamshied Sharifi

One

Ceres

Rosa Passos

Romance

Telarc

Habib Koité & Bamada

Afriki

Cumbancha

Medium Rotation

Medium Rotation gets airplay twice in five two-hour shows (show airs weekly)

Artist

Album Title

Label

Youssou N'Dour

Rokku Mi Rokka

Nonesuch

Chicago Afrobeat Project

(A) Move to Silent Unrest

CAbP

Orchestre Baobab

Made in Dakar

World Circuit

Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

Modiba

Chiwoniso Rebel Woman

Cumbancha

Light Rotation

Light Rotation gets airplay once in four two-hour shows (show airs weekly)

Artist

Album Title

Label

Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra

Boulevard de l'Independance

World Circuit

Katchafire

Slow Burning

Katchafire

Tinariwen

Aman Iman

World Village

Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective

Watina

Cumbancha

Gipsy Kings Pasajero

Nonesuch

Lura

Di Korpu ku Alma

Lusafrica/Escondido

Toumast

Ishumar

Realworld
Dobet Gnahore

Na Afriki

Cumbancha
Randy Brecker Randy in Brasil

MAMA

Toumani Diabate

The Mandé Variations

World Circuit

Lazaro Valdes

De tal Pato ... tal Valdes

Pimienta

Roberto Fonseca

Zamazu

Justin Time