AfroCubism: AfroCubism [World Circuit/Nonesuch]
Femi Kuti: Africa For Africa [Knitting Factory Records]
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Songs From A Zulu Farm [Razor & Tie]
Tinariwen: Tassili [Anti Records]
If you have a vote on which one should win, please leave a comment. In my opinion, Tassili by Tinariwen should be the hands down winner this year.