Simon Emmerson of the Afro Celts and The Imagined Village has left us. He was the driving force behind the Afro Celts and The Imagined Village, as well as production credits for Baaba Maal, Manu Dibango and many others.
Terry Hall died in December but I couldn’t find his 2003 album with FunDaMental’s Mushtaq until now!
Danuk are a group of exiled Middle-Eastern musicians rooted in Kurdish folklore with Michael League on production.
Clément Janinet, French violinist and composer, highlights Adama Sidibe’s playing of the sokou, the Malian one-string fiddle.
World Circuit have released previously unheard recordings from the great Malian guitar man Ali Farka Touré.
Keturah, from a small village in Malawi, relocates to California and releases her debut, backed by the Playing For Change band.
Flock are a five-piece collective from London’s experimental avant-garde, paying tribute to Terry Riley.
Jasdeep Singh Degun releases the song he wrote for the opera “Orpheus”, sung by Ashnaa Sasikaran.
Roopa Panesar is a female British-Asian sitar virtuoso.
Jocelyn Pook has written the music for a ballet reimagining the story of the Jungle Book.
Two duos have come together in France to form an all-star quartet - Sissoko, Segal, Parisien, Peirani.
Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here