Songlines Music Awards 2015

Launched in 2008, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents across the world, featured in Songlines magazine.

The nominees are voted by Songlines readers and the general public from over 600 albums.  There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer and the Songlines editorial team select the winners from the four nominees in each category.

And the winners are...

Tony Allen

Tony Allen >

For the album Film of Life on Jazz Village

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate

Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté >

For the album Toumani & Sidiki on World Circuit

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet >

For the album A Thousand Thoughts on Nonesuch

Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine >

For the album Ibibio Sound Machine
on Soundway Records

For a profile on the winners and streamed samples from each winning album, please click on the artist's names above.

Check out our short film on the winners, including live performances, presented by Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton.

Songlines Music Awards 2015 CD

A compilation album, featuring all 16 nominated artists, is available exclusively from:

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