World A-List

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


Dele Abiodun

The Abyssinians

King Sunny Ade (1946– )

Africa Unite [1981– ]

African Head Charge

Áfrika Negra

Eric Agyeman

Mahmoud Ahmed

Sharhabil Ahmed (1935– )

Nancy Ajram (1983– )

Al Bilali Soudan

Lillian Allen

Tony Allen (1940–2020)

Alostmen

Amadou and Mariam [1989– ]

Les Amazones d'Afrique

Les Amazones de Guinée

Les Ambassadeurs

Bob Andy (1944–2020)

Antibalas

Khaira Arby (1959–2018)

Ardecore

Joe Arroyo (1955–2011)

Mulatu Astatke (1943– )

Ata Kak

Baba Zula

Issa Bagayogo

Daby Balde (1969– )

Balimaya Project

Sorry Bamba (1938– )

Waldemar Bastos (1954– )

Francis Bebey (1929–2001)

M'Bilia Bel (1959– )

Gaby Lita Bembo

Jorge Ben (1940– )

Chris Berry

Girma Bèyènè

Bhundu Boys

Big Youth (1949– )

Black Stalin

Black Uhuru [1977– ]

Alpha Blondy (1953– )

Bomba Estéreo [2009– ]

Bombino (1980– )

Ken Boothe (1948– )

Henri Bowane

Naftule Brandwein (1889–1963)

Fimber Bravo

Goran Bregovic (1950– )

Cedric Im Brooks (1943– )

Carlinhos Brown

Dennis Brown (1957–99)

Buena Vista Social Club [1997– ]

Burkina Electric

Burning Spear [1975– ]

Junior Byles (1948– )

Camila Cabello (1997– )

Cabruêra [2002– ]

Cachao (1918–2008)

Calle 13 [2005– ]

The Chantells [1977–1979]

Manu Chao (1961– )

John Chibadura (1957–99)

Stella Chiweshe (1948– )

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band [2008– ]

Victor Chukwu

Diali Cissokho

Jimmy Cliff (1948– )

Basil Coetzee (1919– )

Colombiafrica — The Mythic Orchestra

Conjunto Kubavana

Count Ossie (1926–76)

Coupé Cloué

Joe Cuba (1931–2009)

Julio Cueva (1897–1975)

Culture [1977– ]

Mestre Cupijó

Dadi (1952– )

Ya Ntesa Dalienst and Le Maquisard

Dark City Sisters / Flying Jazz Queens

Desmond Dekker (1943– )

Toumani Diabaté (1965– )

Zani Diabaté (1949–2011)

Kady Diarra

Djeli Moussa Diawara (1961– )

Diblo Dibala (1954– )

Manu Dibango (1934– )

Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès

Henri Dikongué (1968– )

Dillinger (1953– )

Leonard Dillon (1942–2011)

Élage Diouf

DJ Black Low

DJ Maphorisa (1987– )

Fabiano do Nascimento (1983– )

Group Doueh [2007– ]

Clint Eastwood

El Guincho (1983– )

Maurice El Médioni

Ersatzmusika

Etoile De Dakar [1978–1982]

Etran De L'Aïr

Césaria Évora (1940– )

Eyuphuro

Chaba Fadela

Mahmoud Fadl

Fanfare Ciocarlia [1999– ]

Faudel

Irving Fields (1915– )

Franco (1938–89)

Fulu Miziki

Fumaça Preta

Gambari Band

Gato Preto [2011– ]

Joe Gibbs (1945–2008)

Gilberto Gil (1942– )

Bebel Gilberto (1966– )

Golem [2002– ]

Gonora Sounds

Eddy Grant (1948– )

The Green Arrows [1974–1979]

Los Guanches

Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (1923– )

Juan Luis Guerra

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess

Rahmi Orüj Güvenç (1948–2017)

Sexteto y Septeto Habanero

Hallelujah Chicken Run Band

Mariem Hassan (1958–2015)

Hazmat Modine

Joe Higgs (1940–99)

The Highlife Allstars

Justin Hinds (1942–2005)

Winston Hussey

Gregory Isaacs (1951– )

Jaubi

Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927–94)

Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952– )

Anthony Joseph (1966– )

Joyce

Orlando Julius (1943– )

Hamad Kalkaba

Le Grand Kallé (1930–83)

Kanda Bongo Man (1955– )

Vieux Kanté (1974–2005)

Karantamba

Ndala Kasheba

Aly Keïta

Mamani Keita

Kékélé

Kel Assouf

Khaled (1960– )

Amjad Ali Khan (1945– )

Badar Ali Khan (1964– )

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948–97)

Khevrisa

Kakai Kilonzo (1954–87)

The Klezmatics [1990– ]

Oumar Konaté

Konono No. 1

Bassekou Kouyate (1966– )

Ali Hassan Kuban (1929–2001)

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938–97)

Seun Anikulapo Kuti (1983– )

La Cherga

Ladysmith Black Mambazo [1984– ]

Mon Laferte

Lalalar

Ricardo Lemvo (1957– )

Lotte Lenya (1898–1981)

Pedro Lima (1944–2019)

Cheikh Lô (1955– )

Loketo

Frank London

Orlando Cachaito Lopez (1933–2009)

Lord Melody

Lord Kitchener (1922–2000)

Los de Abajo [1998– ]

Gabi Lunca

Baaba Maal

Macka-B

Sho Madjozi

Mahlathini (1937–99)

Mahotella Queens

Samba Mapangala (1955– )

Thomas Mapfumo (1945– )

Juçara Marçal (1962– )

Marcé et Tumpak [1984– ]

Boban Markovic

Bob Marley (1945–81)

Damian Marley

Eugene Marlow

Miguel Matamoros

Chérif Mbaw (1968– )

Syran M'Benza (1950– )

Mbongwana Star

Mzwakhe Mbuli

Tommy McCook (1932–98)

Freddie McGregor (1956– )

Getatchew Mekurya (1935–2016)

Kinito Méndez (1963– )

Hailu Mergia (1946– )

Meridian Brothers

Ras Michael (1943– )

Mighty Diamonds [1976– ]

Mighty Sparrow (1935– )

Mighty Terror

Daniel Owino Misiani (1940–2006)

Jackie Mittoo (1948–90)

Mdou Moctar (1986– )

Mohammed "Jimmy" Mohammed

Benny Moré (1919–63)

Moreno and L'Orch First Moja-One (1955–93)

Pablo Moses (1953– )

Pamelo Mounk'a (1945–96)

Tshala Muana (1959– )

Wassim Mukdad

Junior Murvin (1949–2013)

Mutabaruka

Janka Nabay (1964–2018)

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro [1927– ]

Thiago Nassif

Youssou N'Dour (1959– )

Shiyani Ngcobo (1953– )

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Obed Ngobeni

Dr. Nico (1939–85)

Koo Nimo (1934– )

Niney the Observer

Nkem Njoku

West Nkosi (1919– )

Papa Noel

Nozinja

Babatunde Olatunji (1927–2003)

Koffi Olomide

Ondatrópica [2012– ]

Oneness of Juju

Remmy Ongala (1947– )

Orchestra Baobab

Orchestra Makassy [1982– ]

Orchestra Super Mazembe

Orchestre Les Mangelepa

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou [1973– ]

Orchèstre Vévé

Oriental Brothers International

Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe (1936– )

Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou

Ozomatli [1998– ]

Augustus Pablo (1954–99)

Lee Scratch Perry (1936–2021)

Sir Shina Peters (1958– )

Astor Piazzolla (1921–92)

Puerto Plata (1923– )

Los Pleneros de la 21

Guillermo Portabales (1911–70)

Pérez Prado (1916–89)

Prince Buster (1938–2016)

Prince Far I (1944–83)

Professor Rhythm

Protoje (1981– )

Romica Puceanu (1928–96)

Radio Zumbido [2002– ]

A.R. Rahman (1966– )

Rail Band [1970–1983]

Ernest Ranglin

Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical

Rebel MC (1965– )

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Roaring Lion (1910– )

Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940–2013)

Arsenio Rodriguez (1911–71)

Max Romeo (1944– )

Rosalía (1993– )

David Rudder (1953– )

Saborit

Henri Salvador (1917– )

Oumou Sangaré (1968– )

Moacir Santos (1926–2006)

Scientist (1960– )

Bola Sete (1923–87)

Simon Shaheen (1955– )

Shakira (1977– )

Ravi Shankar (1920–2012)

Shaolin Afronauts [2011– ]

The Skatalites

Slavic Soul Party [2002– ]

Sly and Robbie [1978– ]

Elza Soares (1930–2022)

So Called

Songhoy Blues [2015– ]

La Sonora Matancera

Joan Soriano (1972– )

Soul Brothers [1988– ]

Omar Souleyman (1966– )

Tim Sparks (1954– )

Joseph Spence (1910–84)

Staff Benda Bilili [2009– ]

Steel Pulse [1975– ]

Steely and Clevie

Ion Petre Stoican

Systema Solar

The Tabansi Studio Band

Rachid Taha (1958–2018)

Tal National

Talking Drums

Sweet Talks

Tamikrest [2010– ]

Tarika [1995– ]

Dave Tarras (1897–1989)

Terakaft [2007– ]

Pat Thomas (1951– )

Tidiane et Les Dieuf Dieul

Tinariwen [2000– ]

Toots and the Maytals [1962–2020]

Peter Tosh (1944–87)

Don Tosti

Toumast

Djelimady Tounkara

Ali Farka Touré (1939–2006)

T.P. OK Jazz

Trak Trak

Lobi Traoré (1961–2010)

Rokia Traoré (1974– )

Tribu Baharu

UB40 [1980– ]

U-Roy (1942–2021)

Sir Victor Uwaifo (1941– )

Los Van Van [1969– ]

Caetano Veloso (1942– )

Vijana Jazz Band

Bunny Wailer (1947–2021)

Wailing Souls

Papa Wemba (1949–2016)

Willi Williams

Delroy Wilson (1948–95)

Yellowman

Tom Zé (1936– )

Tapper Zukie (1955– )

Mati Zundel

Various Artists