Cumbancha

Cumbancha "Cumbancha has established themselves as not only one of the finest world music record labels in this country, but one of the finest record labels, period.

I might buy mayonnaise if Cumbancha slapped their approval on it" - about.com Cumbancha is a record label founded by Jacob Edgar, an Ethnomusicologist and music producer who since 1998 has been the head of music research and product development at famed independent record label Putumayo World Music. It has been Edgar's job to travel the world in search of exceptional artists and songs for Putumayo's critically acclaimed and commercially successful compilations of music from all over the globe. Over the years, Edgar kept coming across artists he felt deserved wider recognition and assistance in bringing their music to the world stage, and he decided to form Cumbancha to address that need.

Operating as usual

09/12/2020
Sarazino feat. Toots Hibbert & Albert Watson "People" - (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

The legendary Jamaican singer Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame passed away this week at the age of 77. Cumbancha had the great honor of releasing the Sarazino song “People” featuring Toots on lead vocals. Toots, you will be deeply missed. Thank you for bringing so much soul and joy to our world.

Sarazino is the alter ego of singer, songwriter and producer Lamine Fellah. Born in Algeria and now living in Ecuador, Sarazino recently released his third a...

Thank you Transglobal World Music Chart for selecting Lakou Mizik's HaitiaNola as one of the best albums of the year! Of...
09/11/2020

Thank you Transglobal World Music Chart for selecting Lakou Mizik's HaitiaNola as one of the best albums of the year! Of course, we agree completely!

Have you heard the album yet? Learn more at www.cumbancha.com and let us know what you think.

The Best TWMC albums of 2019-2020 Season are here!

Our "Best of the Year" chart becomes "Best of the Season". They'll be announced in September every year from now on, taking into account the monthly charts between September of the previous year and August of the current year. As a transition period, last year's best albums were determined taking into account a 10-month period (January 2019 to October 2019) and this year, charts between November 2019 and August 2020 are considered: also a 10-month period.

Best of 2019-2020 Season:

BEST ALBUM
Aziza Brahim · Sahari · Glitterbeat Records

BEST OF NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Aziza Brahim · Sahari · Glitterbeat

BEST OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Tamikrest · Tamotaït · Glitterbeat

BEST OF NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
Lakou Mizik · HaitiaNola · Cumbancha

BEST OF EUROPE
Damir Imamović · Singer of Tales · Wrasse Records

BEST TRANSREGIONAL ALBUM
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

BEST OF ASIA (CENTRAL & EAST) & PACIFIC
Minyo Crusaders · Echoes of Japan · Mais Um

BEST COMPILATION
V.A. · Léve Léve: São Tomé & Príncipe Sounds 70s-80s · Les Disques Bongo Joe

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA
Lido Pimienta · Miss Colombia · Anti-

TWMC 2019-2020 SEASON TOP 100 ALBUMS

1. Aziza Brahim · Sahari · Glitterbeat
2. Tamikrest · Tamotait · Glitterbeat
3. Lakou Mizik · HaitiaNola · Cumbancha
4. Aynur · Hedûr / Solace of Time · The Orchard / Dreyer & Gaido
5. Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou · Oulad Lghaba · Ajabu!
6. Damir Imamović · Singer of Tales · Wrasse
7. Sam Lee · Old Wow · Cooking Vinyl
8. Lina_Raül Refree · Lina_Raül Refree · Glitterbeat
9. Maria Mazzotta · Amoreamaro · Agualoca
10. Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn · Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

11. Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko · Sissoko & Sissoko · homerecords.be
12. Antibalas · Fu Chronicles · Daptone Records
13. Džambo Aguševi Orchestra · Brasses for the Masses · Asphalt Tango Records
14. Roberto Fonseca · Yesun · Mack Avenue
15. Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas · The Soul of Epirus · Artway-Technotropon
16. The Garifuna Collective · Aban · Stonetree
17. Moonlight Benjamin · Siltane · Ma Case
18. Tinariwen · Amadjar · Anti- / Wedge / PIAS
19. Trio Tekke · Strovilos · Riverboat / World Music Network
20. Bab L'Bluz · Nayda! · Real World Records

21. John Mclaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain · Is that So? · Abstract Logix
22. Santrofi · Alewa · Outhere Music
23. Matthieu Saglio · El Camino de los Vientos · ACT Music
24. Mah Damba · Hakili Kélé · Buda Musique
25. Evritiki Zygia · Ormenion · Teranga Beat
26. Bamba Wassoulou Groove · Dankélé · Lusafrica
27. Habib Koité · Kharifa · Contre-Jour
28. Nelia Safaie · Songs from Lands of Silence · Kirkelig Kulturverksted
29. Danyèl Waro · Tinn Tout · Buda Musique
30. Quintet Bumbac · Miroirs · Collectif Çok Malko

31. Frigg · FriXX · Frigg
32. Naïssam Jalal · Om al Aagayeb · Les Couleurs du Son
33. Blato Zlato · In The Wake · Blato Zlato
34. Transglobal Underground · Walls Have Ears · Mule Satellite
35. Amsterdam Klezmer Band · Fortuna · Vetnasj
36. The Yandong Grand Singers · Everyone Listen Close / Wanp·Wanp Jangl Kap · Pan
37. Rachid Taha · Je Suis Africain · Naïve
38. Otava Yo · Do You Love · ARC Music
39. Les Amazones d’Afrique · Amazones Power · Real World
40. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela · Rejoice · World Circuit

41. La Banda Morisca · Gitana Mora · La Banda Morisca
42. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith · Songs from the Bardo · Smithsonian Folkways
43. Lamia Bèdioui & Solis Barki · Fin’Amor· LBedioui Music Production
44. Aditya Prakash Ensemble · Diaspora Kid · Ropeadope
45. Sinafi Trio · Iho · Kalan Müzik
46. Ghalia Benali & Romina Lischka · Call to Prayer · Fuga Libera
47. V.A. · Léve Léve: São Tomé & Príncipe Sounds 70s-80s · Les Disques Bongo Joe
48. V.A. · Kinshasa 1978 · Crammed Discs
49. Stratis Skarakis · Mono ti Nihta Thalassa · Aerakis
50. TootArd · Migrant Birds · Glitterbeat

51. Manhu · Voices of the Sani · Riverboat / World Music Network
52. Kayhan Kalhor, Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater, Vinsent Planjer · It’s Still Autumn · Kepera
53. Lajkó Félix & Vołosi · Lajkó Félix & Vołosi · Fonó
54. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party · Live at WOMAD 1985 · Real World
55. Groupe RTD · The Dancing Devils of Djibouti · Ostinato
56. Lankum · The Livelong Day · Rough Trade
57. Mamadou Kelly · Les Bateaux · Clermont Music
58. Orkesta Mendoza · Curandero · Glitterbeat
59. Tautumeitas · Dziesmas no Aulejas / Songs from Auleja · CPL-Music
60. Al Bilali Soudan · Tombouctou · Clermont Music

61. Zenobia · Halak Halak · Crammed Discs
62. Carla Pires · Cartografado · Ocarina Music
63. Majid Bekkas · Magic Spirit Quartet · ACT Music + Vision
64. Carmen Souza · The Silver Messengers · Galileo Music Communication
65. Hamid Sakhizada · Dai Raft · Lidio
66. Lido Pimienta · Miss Colombia · Anti-
67. Yorkston / Thorne / Khan · Navarasa: Nine Emotions · Domino Recording
68. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley · 11th Street, Sekondi · Agogo
69. Acid Arab · Jdid · Crammed Discs
70. Andrew Cronshaw · Zithers · Cloud Valley

71. Trad.Attack! · Make Your Move · Made in the Baltics
72. The Good Ones · Rwanda, You Should Be Loved · Anti-
73. Yukihiro Atsumi · Kachofugetsu · Nippon Note
74. Dona Onete · Rebujo · Mais Um / AmpliDiversão
75. Kefaya & Elaha Soroor · Songs of Our Mothers · Bella Union
76. Gwendoline Absalon · Vangasay · Ting Bang
77. Kiko Dinucci · Rastilho · Brasil Calling
78. Besh o droM · Besh o droM 20 · Fonó
79. Cimarrón · Orinoco · Cimarrón Music
80. Eneida Marta · Ibra · Ocarina Music / ALG Eventos

81. Tyva Kyzy · Ayalgalar—Melodies · Pan
82. Kiki Valera · Vivencias en Clave Cubana · Origin
83. Frank Yamma · Tjukurpa: The Story & The Kulila Project · Wantok Musik
84. Farafi · Calico Soul · Piranha
85. Shantel & Cümbüş Cemaat · Istanbul · Essay Recordings
86. Baba Zula · Derin Derin · Glitterbeat
87. Pekko Käppi · Finnish Folk Songs Vol. 1 · Helmi Levyt
88. Fra Fra · Funeral Songs · Glitterbeat
89. Seamus Egan · Early Bright · THL
90. Oumou Sangaré · Acoustic · Nø Førmat

91. Maria Monda · Maria Monda · Sons Vadios
92. Jako el Muzikante · Ven al Luna Park · Xurxo Fernandes
93. Oum · Daba · Lof Music / MDC
94. Mahsa Vahdat · Enlighten the Night · Kirkelig Kulturverksted
95. V.A. · Jola: Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels · Muziekpublique
96. Marta Gómez · Una Ventana para Soñar · Aluna
97. Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundström · Mielo · Åkerö
98. Vedan Kolod · Wild Games · CPL-Music
99. V.A. · Pour Me a Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde · Ostinato
100. Tiganá Santana · Vida-Código · Ajabu!

Damir Imamovic Minyo Crusaders / 民謡クルセイダーズ Aynur Doğan Ballake Sissoko Baba Sissoko Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra Vasilis Kostas Music Santrofiofficial Matthieu Saglio [oficial]

07/06/2020
The Story of Lakou Mizik's "HaitiaNola"

To all Recording Academy members out there, please remember to nominate Lakou Mizik's "HaitiaNola" for best World Music album. Deadlines for nominations are this month!

"HaitiaNola" is a once-in-a-lifetime album that brings together Haitian roots revival collective Lakou Mizik and an incredible line-up of guest artists from ...

The radio program Neo Geo on Radio Nova in Paris is one of the best platforms for music around the world. The host Binto...
06/16/2020
Le Musikactu de Port-au-Prince à la Nouvelle Orléans | Néo Géo : Le Musikactu on acast

The radio program Neo Geo on Radio Nova in Paris is one of the best platforms for music around the world. The host Bintou Néo Géo has been bringing great music to audiences around the world for decades now. So we are very happy that she featured Lakou Mizik on this week's episode. Merci, Bintou and Neo Geo!

Hatianola est le deuxième album du collectif Lakou Mizik, sur le label Cumbancha. Ce disque, c’est l’histoire de la rencontre entre le groupe et la Nouvelle Orléans, où il a été enregistré. Le groupe a été invité à jouer deux fois au Festival Jazz & Heritage à la Nouvelle Orléans : l...

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06/02/2020

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05/28/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Come on in to the Virtual Music Lounge! Kolonien is live!

LIVE in our Virtual Music Lounge: Kolonien!

05/28/2020

Kolonien from Sweden live in one hour at Lindblad Expeditions. Check it out!

05/27/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Kolonien from Sweden will be appearing on the Virtual Music Lounge LIVE! at Lindblad Expeditions tomorrow at 4pm EDT! Join in live!

Hear Swedish folk/roots band Kolonien live tomorrow at 4pm EST!

05/27/2020
Global Arts Live

In case you missed it, here is Daby Touré's livestream from last night. Thank you Global Arts Live for inviting Daby to participate in this ongoing series!

THANK YOU Daby Touré for the beautiful performance and thanks to everyone who tuned in and DONATED! We hit 50 donations already and we're hoping more of you intend to! As a reminder, all donations made via https://www.globalartslive.org/dabytoure will be shared between the artist and Global Arts Live. The portion to Global Arts Live helps ensure our nonprofit can resume presenting artists from across the globe, live and in person, when it's safe to do so -- and Daby Touré just made it to the top of our want list!

Madonna (yes that Madonna) had this to say about Cumbancha Discovery artist Kimi Djabate:"One of the musicians that I lo...
05/27/2020
Madonna On Her 'Sisterhood' With These Drummers

Madonna (yes that Madonna) had this to say about Cumbancha Discovery artist Kimi Djabate:

"One of the musicians that I love and who really moved me and still does wasn't in my show, but he's somebody that whenever I go, I always make a point of going to hear him play or I invite him over to my house because we became friends. His name is Kimi Djabate and he's from Guinea-Bissau. He also sang on one of my songs on my album called "Ciao Bella," which was only in one of the super deluxe packages of my records. He has an incredible voice and he plays guitar and also plays an instrument called a Balafon. It looks like a xylophone, but it's a more ancient version of it. When you play with a mallet on these pieces of steel it makes different notes and sounds. When he was growing up, his father and the people in the village were against him playing music as they perceived what he was doing as wrong or negative or maybe connected to witchcraft or something like that. He persisted and eventually was appreciated for his musical gifts and talents and eventually he moved to Lisbon. And now, he has records out. He has an Instagram account -- @kimidjabate."

Madonna found inspiration for her then-upcoming album, Madame X, thanks to a friend she calls her “musical plug,” Dino d’Santiago.

05/26/2020
Global Arts Live

Three hours until showtime!

Don't miss Daby Touré go live on the Global Arts Live page at 8pm, Tue May 26! Set a reminder >> https://bit.ly/2LQC00s

"From the first time you hear it, prepare to hum along, tap your toes, and be mesmerised by Daby's infectious brand of global soul-tinged pop."-BBC

05/21/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Live right now from Fiji, Rako Pasefika!

VIRTUAL MUSIC LOUNGE: Live with @raRako Pasefika!

05/21/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Rako Pasefika starting now, live from Fiji!

VIRTUAL MUSIC LOUNGE: Live with @raRako Pasefika!

Check out today's Google Doodle, it's a lovely interactive story of the mbira, an African musical instrument.
05/21/2020
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Check out today's Google Doodle, it's a lovely interactive story of the mbira, an African musical instrument.

05/21/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Visit the Virtual Music Lounge LIVE! today at 4pm EDT for a live concert with the fabulous Rako Pasefika direct from Fiji. These guys are amazing, don't miss it! Catch it at Lindblad Expeditions FB page today!

Super excited to announce that we will perform this Thursday at 4pm EDT. We hope to see you in the live session and the comments! Cheeehoooo...

05/16/2020
Cumbancha

Performing live from Israel with funky Afro-Israeli grooves, check out Sangit!

05/16/2020
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05/16/2020
Jacob Edgar Introduces Rako Pasefika | Virtual Music Lounge | Lindblad Expeditions

Please join us this Thursday, May 21 at 4pm EDT for Rako Pasefika on the Virtual Music Lounge. They will be joking us live all the way from Fiji!

Check out the intro from Cumbancha founder Jacob Edgar and hope to see you in the comments section!

Join us LIVE on Thursday, May 21, on Lindblad Expeditions' page as Fijian arts collective Rako Pasefika performs.

05/14/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Chris Combette from French Guiana is performing live now at Lindblad Expeditions FB page as part of the Virtual Music Lounge. Come join us and say hello in the comments section!

LIVE in our Virtual Music Lounge: Chris Combette!

05/14/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Chris Combette from French Guiana is performing live now at Lindblad Expeditions FB page as part of the Virtual Music Lounge. Come join us and say hello in the comments section!

LIVE in our Virtual Music Lounge: Chris Combette!

05/14/2020

Chris Combette will be live from French Guiana in less than an hour at Lindblad Expeditions Virtual Music Lounge. See you there?

05/13/2020

Cumbancha founder Jacob Edgar is DJing a set of music from around the world today. Watch live at 12pm EDT (5pm in London). Streaming live at Rhythm Passport and Cumbancha's FB page.

05/07/2020

Donovan Copley from the South African band Hot Water is performing on the Lindblad Expeditions page in 15 minutes! Join us, its going to be a great show!

05/06/2020
Jacob Edgar Introduces Donovan Copley of Hot Water

Please join us tomorrow, May 7, for a Facebook Live performance featuring South African musician Donovan Copley of the band Hot Water. He will be performing live from his home near Cape Town as part of the Virtual Music Lounge LIVE! series with curated for Lindblad Expeditions by Cumbancha founder Jacob Edgar. Hope to see you online at 4pm EDT!

Join us on Thursday, May 7, as South African musician Donovan Copley performs a live-streamed concert on Lindblad's page. Inspired by danceable Afri...

Francesca Blanchard's new single is out now. Check out the video at PopMatters. It's a tearjerker....
04/24/2020
Folkie Francesca Blanchard Recalls a Past Love on "Happy For You" (premiere)

Francesca Blanchard's new single is out now. Check out the video at PopMatters. It's a tearjerker....

Many of us understand the feeling of coming across a past love and recalling all that has come to be associated with them. Few, however, are able to transcribe the complexity of these emotions into song as eloquently as Francesca Blanchard. She delivers "Happy For You" with a melancholic lilt, ful.....

04/22/2020
Lindblad Expeditions

Julie Fowlis is our guest tomorrow on the Virtual Music Lounge LIVE!. Join us at Lindblad Expeditions tomorrow at 4pm EDT!

Hi everyone! Julie Fowlis here from my home in the highlands of Scotland. Looking forward to playing some songs from Scotland and Ireland for you tomorrow at 4pm EDT. See you then!

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Did not know Manu Dibango passed away after contracting Covid-19. Some other luminaries in the arts too. But heartbroken.
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