Monday, August 16, 2010

Cumbancha Artist Riding High on WMCE

World Music Charts Europe has released their tallies for August and Cumbancha artists are riding high. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars land at #2, making this the fourth month in a row they have been in the top 10. New comer and rising Brazilian star Luísa Maita has rocketed to the #7 spot. Recently named "The New Voice of Brazil" by National Public Radio, Luísa Maita is creating quite a buzz having out charted recent releases from popular and well known Brazilian artists Seu Jorge and Cibelle.

World Music Charts Europe is a monthly barometer of the hottest world music titles airing on key radio stations across the continent.

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE                        
AUGUST 2010                        
Top 20 of 141 nominated records                        
1    DJITOUMOU            Last month:        2
    Idrissa Soumaoro    Mali/France        Lusafrica        
2    RISE AND SHINE            Last month:        1
    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars    Sierra Leone        Cumbancha        
3    MAGNIFICATION            Last month:        92
    Magnifico    Slovenia        Piranha        
4    ASSUME CRASH POSITION            Last month:        5
    Konono No.1    dem.Rep.Congo        Crammed        
5    LA BODEGA            Last month:         - -
    Toto La Momposina    Colombia        Astar        
6    SMOD            Last month:         - -
    SMOD    Mali        Because        
7    LERO LERO            Last month:        82
    Luisa Maita    Brazil        Cumbancha        
8    MAMBO SKA            Last month:        4
    Ska Cubano    UK/Cuba        Casino Sounds        
9    TRICOTA            Last month:        120
    Otros Aires    Argentina        Galileo MC        
10    PICK A DREAM            Last month:        132
    Tumi & The Volume    Southafrica        Sakifo Records    

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