John Bates’ Best World Albums of 2015

John Bates, host of World Turning (Friday, 12-2 pm)

In no particular order (artist/album/label)
Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate – Toumani & Sidiki – Nonesuch
Angelique Kidjo – Sings – 429 Records
Anoushka Shankar – Home – Deutsche Grammophon
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit – Six Degrees
Sam Lee – The Fade In Time – Thirty Tigers
Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa – World Circuit
Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin – Touristes – Six Degrees
Buena Vista Social Club – Lost and Found – World Circuit
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power – Glitterbeat
Simpson, Cutting & Kerr – Murmurs -Topic
Seckou Keita – 22 Strings – ARC Music
Terakaft – Alone – Out Here
Samba Toure – Gandadiko – Glitterbeat
Hanoi Masters – War Is A Wound – Glitterbeat
Titi Robin with Mehdi Nassouli – Taziri – World Village
Chico Trujillo – Reina de Todas Las Fiestas – Barbes
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca – At Home – Jazz Village
Niyaz – Fourth Light – Six Degrees
Debashish Bhattacharya – Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn – Riverboat
Taraf de Haidouks – Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts – Crammed Discs

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