Thursday, 28 April 2011

Songlines 2011 winners announced

Songlines magazine have announced the winners of the third annual Songlines Music Awards. The Awards recognise outstanding talent in world music and are voted by Songlines readers and the general public. There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer - the results from the initial vote generate the final nominees, the top four in each category. The winners, selected by the Songlines editorial team will be published in the June issue of Songlines (#76) and will also be announced on BBC Radio 3's World on 3 programme on April 29.

A 16-track compilation album (SPLCD004) featuring the winners and all nominees is out now on CD and download. A Songlines Music Awards 2011 app, for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is also available to download for free from the iTunes App store.

And the winners are...

BEST ARTIST: FEMI KUTI (For the album Africa for Africa on Wrasse Records)

BEST GROUP: BELLOWHEAD (For the album Hedonism on Navigator/Proper)

CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION: AFROCUBISM (For the album AfroCubism on World Circuit)

NEWCOMER: RAGHU DIXIT (For the album Raghu Dixit on Vishal & Shekhar Music)

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