FOR A second time the Slovak band called Banda placed well in the World Music Charts Europe – with its 2014 album called hraBanda improving from 16th place in December to number 14 in January 2015, leaving behind hundreds of other nominated albums.
Only several Slovak musicians or groups have so far managed to make it into the top 20 albums: the band Družina (11th place in 2005 and 12th in 2006); Suí Vesan (13th place in 2008); Mango Molas (17th in 2007); Jana Kirschner (6th place in 2014) and Banda (8th in 2011 and 14th now).
Samuel Smetana of Banda said the rankings are based on the opinions of 46 renowned world-music DJs.
12. Jan 2015 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff