World Village

The WORLD VILLAGE label was founded in 2000. On its catalogue, there are prestigious artists of various cultures, each one inventing its own music that goes beyond classifications..

WORLD VILLAGE is proud of its diversity that rimes with a research of new sounds mirroring our fast-moving world.

Current Artists
Years Running
Founded By:
Alain Raemackers
Headed By:
Guillaume Depagne
Pascal Bussy
Key Figures:
5 per year

Number of releases

16 offices

International network

Key Words:

Diversity Open-mindedness People's Culture Metling Pot Independence

Label Timeline:
  • 2000

    Foundation of WORLD VILLAGE.

  • 2005

    First international artist signed: Cuban pianistOMAR SOSA.

  • 2008

    Le Trio Joubran, the band of the three brothers Joubran, virtuosis of the Oud, plays in Ramallah with their fellow citizen, the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwich. A year later, WORLD VILLAGE releases ‘A L’hombre des mots’, a CD/DVD that captures in time this historical show.

  • 2009

    Omara Portuondo, the Buena Social Club diva, sells more than 50.000 copies of Gracias in Europe.

  • 2009

    The same year, Yasmin Levy reaches 35.000 sales with her record ‘Sentir’, an ode to her Ladino culture.

  • 2010

    WOMEX Top Label Award

  • 2010

    Natacha Atlas sells more than 10.000 copies of her record ‘Mounqualiba’

  • 2012

    The tunisian fighting icon Emel Mathlouthi of the Arab spring sells more than 15.000 copies of ‘Kelmti Horra’, a collection of modern protest songs.

  • 2013

    Release of Brut de Bratsch, an anthology in CD and DVD to celebrate the 40 years of strong>Bratsch, the pioneer French group of gipsy songs and nomad music from Eastern Europe.

  • 2015


  • 2016

    Release of the new records by Moussu T e lei Jovents, the Occitan blues band from Marseille and by Speed Caravan together with Mehdi Haddab, the magician of electric Oud. Without forgetting the anthology Pan! The Steeldrum Odyssey that tells through sound and images the story of Steel drums in Trinidad.

  • 2017

    Most recent signed artists : Krismenn, the rapper from Brittany and the malian singer Babani Koné

Key Artists:
A Filetta
Adnan Joubran
Alan Stivell
Amira Medunjanin
António Zambujo
Aziz Sahmaoui
Babani Koné
Jivan Gasparyan
Le Trio Joubran
Les Triaboliques
Moussu T
Omar Sosa
Speed Caravan
The Klezmatics
Titi Robin
Back Catalogue:
Chango Spasiuk
Emel Mathlouthi
Kyriakos Kalaitzidis & En Chordais
Les Ambassadeurs
Lili Boniche
Natacha Atlas
Rabih Abou-Khalil
Susheela Raman
Victor Démé
Yamin Levy


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75009 Paris

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