dude, I had no idea this board even existed 'til today. what's the concept - keep it a secret so only the faithful find it?
anyway, looking at the chart, I actually own 4 physical albums in the chart, from visiting 2nd-hand music shops:>UNESCO album - Greece>UNESCO album - Ba-Benzele Pygmies>Yazoo - Madagascar>JVC - Music of Marginal Polynesia
…plus I recognize a bunch of other albums, like the Alan Lomax Deep River of Song 1935 Bahamas recordings, which are awesome. Nonesuch Explorer released a great collection from 1965 called The Real Bahamas, which is a bona fide classic.
anyway, I like Qawwali a lot - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and his cousin Badar Ali Khan, mostly. usually I'd feel embarrassed from only being able to speak about 2 artists, but those 2 are great enough!
I've recently come into contact with a large amount of guqin album from the Hugo label, which I haven't even begun to process yet. I really started getting into that label from one album of guzheng music, which I loved a lot. zheng seems easier to get into, IMO.
I'm collecting Gagaku recordings, though the 1979 Ocora album remains my current favourite. the 1981 JVC album feels too messy, and the 1963 album I found didn't really connect with me.
that's a good start, I think.