Womad Festival: Pick of the year

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Since May of last year, 35 world music radio presenters from around Europe have collaborated to prepare the monthly World Music Chart Europe. Printed below are the DJs' Top 20 most-played records of the year.

1 Baayo (Senegal). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Baaba Maal

2 Amen (Mali). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Salif Keita

3 The Wassoulou Sound (Mali). . . . . . . . . . . Women of Wassoulou

4 2 Beat] Apartheid (Sth Africa). . . . . . . . . Various

5 Bachata Rosa (Dominican Rep). . . . . . . . . . Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40

6 Logozo (Benin). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelique Kidjo

7 Musique des Tziganes (Romania). . . . . . . . . Taraf de Haidouks

8 Songs of Love (Sudan). . . . . . . . . . . . . .Abdel Gadir Salim All Stars

9 Oi Dai (Finland). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varttina

10 Kadara (Nigeria/UK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaspar Lawal

11 Moussolou (Mali). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oumou Sangare

12 Mbaqanga (Sth Africa). . . . . . . . . . . . . Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens

13 Merengue Total (Dominican Rep). . . . . . . . .Cocoband

14 New Fuji Garbage (Nigeria). . . . . . . . . . .Barrister

15 Music of Indonesia Vol 2 (Indonesia). . . . . .Various

16 Ismael Lo (Senegal). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ismael Lo

17 Polysonik (Cameroon). . . . . . . . . . . . . .Manu Dibango

18 Camel Dance (Egypt). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharkiat

19 Le Meilleur de Cheb Khaled (Algeria/France). . Cheb Khaled

20 Keadilan - Qasidah From Java (Indonesia). . . .Nasida Rea

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