Thursday, 24 March 2011

Songlines World Music nominations out

Songlines magazine has announced the final nominees of the Songlines Music Awards 2011. The Awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, aim to recognise and celebrate the wealth of outstanding musical talent from across the world that has been reviewed in Songlines magazine. The 16 final nominees are:

Ana Moura (for the album Leva me Aos Fados on World Village)
Cheikh Lô (for the album Jamm on World Circuit)
Femi Kuti (for the album Africa for Africa on Wrasse)
Youssou N'Dour (for the album Dakar-Kingston on Universal)

Bellowhead (for the album Hedonism on Navigator)
Hanggai (for the album He Who Travels Far on World Connection)
Lepistö & Lehti (for the album Helsinki on Aito Records)
Terrakota (for the album World Massala on Ojo Musica)

AfroCubism (for the album AfroCubism on World Circuit)
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (for the album Chamber Music on No Format)
Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (for the album Rainbow - Music of Central Asia Vol 8 on Smithsonian Folkways)
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Matt Malley (for the album Sleepless Nights on World Village)

The Creole Choir of Cuba (for the album Tande-la on Real World)
Raghu Dixit (for the album Raghu Dixit on Vishal & Shekhar Music)
Syriana (for the album Road to Damascus on Real World)
Tamikrest (for the album Adagh on Glitterhouse Records)

A compilation album featuring all 16 final nominees will be released (on CD & download) on March 21 (SPLCD004) distributed by Proper Music Distribution.

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