World A/A+ List

The music of Asia (excluding Turkey and the Arabic lands, which means from Iran east), plus Australia, Pacific islands (e.g., Hawaii), and NAmerica. rica.


The Abyssinians

King Sunny Ade (1946– )

Amadou and Mariam

Les Amazones de Guinée

Bhundu Boys

Big Youth (1949– )

Black Stalin

Black Uhuru [1977– ]

Alpha Blondy (1953– )

Cedric Im Brooks (1943– )

Burning Spear [1975– ]

Cachao (1918–2008)

Manu Chao (1961– )

Jimmy Cliff (1948– )

Culture [1977– ]

Etoile de Dakar [1978–1982]

Eyuphuro

Franco (1938–89)

Joe Higgs (1940–99)

The Highlife Allstars

Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952– )

Aly Keïta

The Klezmatics [1990– ]

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938–97)

La Cherga

Ladysmith Black Mambazo [1984– ]

Orlando Cachaito Lopez (1933–2009)

Lord Kitchener (1922–2000)

Baaba Maal

Mahlathini (1937–99)

Thomas Mapfumo (1945– )

Bob Marley (1945–81)

Mzwakhe Mbuli

Ras Michael

Mighty Sparrow (1935– )

Daniel Owino Misiani (1940–2006)

Benny Moré (1919–63)

Pablo Moses (1953– )

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro [1927– ]

Youssou N'Dour (1959– )

Niney the Observer

West Nkosi (1919– )

Remmy Ongala (1947– )

Orchestra Baobab

Oriental Brothers International

Augustus Pablo (1954–99)

Astor Piazzolla (1921–92)

Pérez Prado (1916–89)

Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940–2013)

Arsenio Rodriguez (1911–71)

Oumou Sangaré (1968– )

Sly and Robbie [1978– ]

Rachid Taha (1958– )

Toots and the Maytals [1962– ]

Lobi Traoré (1961–2010)

UB40 [1980– ]

Bunny Wailer (1947– )

Papa Wemba (1953– )

Various Artists