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We are thrilled to announce a unique collaboration from two distinct regions of Africa, to be released on Piranha Records this summer. ''Afropentatonism'' is an artistic musical challenge based around two world-famous musicians: desert blues man Alhousseini Anivolla from Niger and Girum Mezmer, jazz guitarist from Addis Ababa.

After years of international touring they have come together is this project to show the potential of music in a changing world. A musical journey following the pentatonic scale guided by Anivolla┬┤s desert blues, blending the musical elements of the musicians' traditions in a way that they retain their own respective characteristics, yet they remain open to a number of international styles such as blues and jazz. It is an experimental project at its very...

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Piranha in the movies, once again! Watcha Clan's ''Balkan Qoulou'', out of their album "Diaspora Hi-Fi - A Mediterranean Caravan'', embarked on a journey with another kind of caravan - the one described in the ''Elephant to India'' documentary.

The film describes the long voyage of the three adventurers, 20.105 kilometers from Berlin via Vienna to Goa in India. Riding their bright red Vespas and with a sky-blue elephant in their luggage, they want to reach their distant destination in the tropics, going through the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia, China and Nepal with a budget of just forty euros a day for everything and everyone!

Watcha Clan are true musical nomads, as well! Their collective assumption is that of the musics of the world being scattered around the globe continually...

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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums of the month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them. EURORADIO offers the opportunity to syndicate these programmes to members of the exchange system.

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in 2015 as an open network of music activists spreading world, roots and traditional music. It is open to makers and...

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There is no better way to kick off the New Year than with some fine new sounds and our artists Farafi are welcoming 2020 with a surprise! Filmed during their live session at Rad Fyah studio in Zurich, ''Gina'' is the new music video coming out of their album 'Calico Soul' !

Singing in their own 'farafish' language, with lyrics inspired by Zulu, Farafi are dedicating this prayer to our mad world :

''Hey friend
the time has come for us to come together
Hey friend
the time has come for us to come together
Hey music
You fill my soul with Joy and Celebration
Hey music
I put my faith that you will help bring peace to this world''



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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums each month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them.

As we now getting closer to the end of 2019, the WMCE have announced their favorite 200 tracks of this musically exciting year! We are thrilled to see our reissue of Ali Hassan Kuban's classic ''From Nubia to Cairo'' being listed in number #29 as well as our latest release...

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