Kimi Djabaté‘s new album, “Kanamalu” (Red Orange Recordings, 2016) was one of the best world music albums of the last six months for the specialist music magazine Songlines.

“The guitarist, singer and percussionist from Guinea-Bissau tackles personal and political issues and topics on songs with musical flavours that are reminiscent of the griot tradition of Mali.” (Songlines)

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Claudia Aurora‘s “Mulher do Norte” and Kimi Djabaté‘s “Kanamalu”, both released on 10 June 2016 by Red Orange Recordings, are on the TOP 100 of the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE in the Year 2016, respectively in #74 and #82 positions.

There were 854 nominated records and Claudia Aurora’s “Mulher do Norte” was the second best album in 2016 from a Portuguese artist (the first was Batida’s collaboration with Konono no. 1), while Kimi Djabaté’s “Kanamalu” was the best album in 2016 from a Guinea-Bissau artist.

The list was compiled by Johannes Theurer on behalf of the World Music Workshop of the European Broadcasting Union from playlists of 46 radio producers in 24 European countries.