Global Village Top 40 Albums For May 2018

May 31, 2018

Hugh Masekela, ‘66-’76
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  1. Hugh Masekela – ‘66-’76 (Wrasse)
  2. Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara (Mr. Bongo)
  3. Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat)
  4. Kiala & the Afroblaster – Money (Turnagain Music)
  5. Leni Stern – 3 (LSR)
  6. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – African Dances (Mr. Bongo)
  7. Malagasy Guitar Masters – Volo Hazo (Buda Musique)
  8. Catrin Finch/Seckou Keita – Soar (ARC Music)
  9. Femi Kuti – One People, One World (Knitting Factory)
  10. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times (Strut)
  11. Lucibela – Laco Umbilical (LusAfrica)
  12. Rahim Alhaj Trio – One Sky (Smithsonian Folkways)
  13. Auli & Tautumeitas – Lai Masina Kotajas! (CPL Music)
  14. Sameer Gupta – A Circle Has No Beginning (Sameer Gupta)
  15. Gili Yalo – Gili Yalo (Dead Sea)
  16. Gao Hong & Issam Rafea – Life As Is (Innova)
  17. Karim Maurice & Sid-Ahmed Belksier – Koum Tara (Odradek Records)
  18. The Turbans – The Turbans (Six Degrees)
  19.  Playing for Change – Listen to the Music (Motema)
  20. Qais Essar – The Ghost Who Loves You Most (Qais Essar)
  21. Kiran Ahluwalia – 7 Billion (Kiran Ahluwalia)
  22. 47Soul – Balbron Promise (Cooking Vinyl)
  23. Orquesta Akokan – Orquesta Akokan (Daptone)
  24. Fanfarai Big Band – Rai Is Not Dead (Tour'n'sol Prod)
  25. Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Travel with Love (Omnivore/Nighthawk)
  26. Samurai Accordion – Te (Visage)
  27. Djeneba & Fousco – Kayeba Khasso (LusAfrica)
  28. Nancy Vieira -Manha Florida (LusAfrica)
  29. Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol (Sony)
  30. Nordic Raga – Nordic Raga (Riverboat)
  31. Oumar Kounate – Live in Bamako (Clermont)
  32. Sidi Toure – Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey)
  33. Kora Jazz Trio – Part IV (Giro Music)
  34. Lunasa – Cas (Lunasa)
  35. Tootard – Laisser Passer (Glitterbeat)
  36. El Naan – La Danza de Las Semillas (El Naan)
  37. Monsieur Doumani – Angathin (Monsieur Doumani)
  38. Gaiteiros de Lisboa – A Historia (Uguru)
  39. Emilia Lajunen/Suvi Oskala – Piilokisa (Nordic Notes)
  40. Afrika Mamas – Iphupho (ARC Music)