01 Sowal Diabi ‘Kera Kera’

From De Kaboul à Bamako on Accords Croisés

A dynamic cross-cultural ditty from a group of exiled artists, ‘Kera Kera’ sees the likes of Mamani Keita, Aïda Nosrat, Ruşan Filiztek and others banding together to explore the refugee experience. See p63

02 Şatellites ‘Olurmu Dersin’ (feat Vicki Ashkenazi)

From Şatellites on Batov Records

This slice of psych-inflected folk from the Turkish four-piece builds new musical avenues for Kamuran Akkor’s classic song from the 70s. See p58

03 LYRE LYRE ‘Sam’s Chicken’

From Gin and Strathspey on Lyre Sounds

Featuring three of Scotland’s most exciting musicians, LYRE LYRE bring together aspects of British folk, Scandinavian melodies and classical influences on this swift and sprightly number. See p53

04 Riley Family Band

‘Crowley Blues’

From La Vie de Riley on Valcour Records

The family that plays together, stays together, and the Riley Family Band are proving it with this upbeat offering from their latest Cajun, accordion-fuelled album featuring family and friends. See p46

05 Jembaa Groove ‘Bassa Bassa’

From Susuma on Agogo Records

Jazz, Ghanaian highlife and Afro-soul collide on this slick release from the Berlin-based Jembaa Groove. Settle in for a strutting rhythm section and melodic vocals from Eric Owusu. See p45

06 Maya Youssef

‘Jasmin Bayati: To an Earth Angel’

From Finding Home on Maya Youssef

Paying tribute to the kindest folks that walk among us, qanun viruoso Maya Youssef offers a masterclass in emotive and catchy instrumental music. See p59

07 Yungchen Lhamo‘Auspicious Days’

From Awakening on Tibetan Arts Management/Six Degrees Records

One of Tibet’s most impressive folk singers has teamed up with Spanish producers Julio García and Carmen Ros for a new album highlighting how love and kindness can help us overcome global issues. See p57

08 Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway ‘Over the Line’

From Crooked Tree on Nonesuch Records

The shining stars of modern Americana, Molly Tuttle and her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway, have got bold lyrics and banjo licks for days. See p48

09‘Éamonn an Chnoic’Inni-KFrom Iníon on Green Willow Records

Get acquainted with an exciting Irish talent as sean nós vocalist Inni-K unveils a crystal clear sound and evocative delivery on a traditional track the singer first learned in her school days. See p51

10 Debit

‘1st Day’

From The Long Count on Modern Love

Toeing a line between traditional music and science fiction, this unique album from the Mexican-American DJ and producer sees ancient Mayan instruments rendered into metallic soundscapes. See p60