World A/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.


The Abyssinians

King Sunny Ade (1946– )

Amadou and Mariam [1989– ]

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 (1943– )

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 (1958–2018)

Toots and the Maytals [1962–2020]

Lobi Traoré (1961–2010)

UB40 [1980– ]

Bunny Wailer (1947–2021)

Papa Wemba (1953–2016)

Various Artists