Songlines Music Awards 2017 Nominees

Click the category headings below for excerpts of the winning artists:

And the nominees are...


  • Aziza Brahim (for the album Abbar el Hamada on Glitterbeat)
  • Felix Lajko (for the album Most Jottem on Fono)
  • Baaba Maal (for the album The Traveller on Marathon Artists)
  • Ricardo Ribeiro (for the album Hoje e Assim, Amanha Nao Sei on Warner Music Portugal)


  • Afro Celt Sound System (for the album The Source on ECC Records)
  • Bollywood Brass Band featuring Jyotsna Srikanth (for the album Carnatic Connection on Bollywood Brass Band)
  • Kefaya (for the album Radio International on Radio International Records)
  • Varttina (for the album Viena on Westpark Music)


  • Alsarah & The Nubatones (for the album Manara on Wonderwheel Recordings)
  • Derek Gripper (for the album Libraries on Fire on Derek Gripper)
  • Noura Mint Seymali (for the album Arbina on Glitterbeat)
  • Mahsa Vahdat (for the album The Sun Will Rise on Kirkelig Kulturverksted)


  • Calypso Rose (for the album Far From Home on Because Music)
  • Roberto Fonseca (for the album ABUC on Impulse!)
  • Lakou Mizik (for the album Wa Di Yo on Cumbancha)
  • Sidestepper (for the album Supernatural Love on Real World Records)


  • Cigdem Aslan (for the album A Thousand Cranes on Asphalt Tango)
  • Breabach (for the album Astar on Breabach)
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia (for the album Onwards to Mars! on Asphalt Tango)
  • Maarja Nuut (for the album Une Meeles on Maarja Nuut)


  • Anda Union (for the album Homeland on Hohhot Records)
  • Mei Han and Red Chamber (for the album Classical & Contemporary Chinese Music on ARC Music)
  • Khmer Rouge Survivors (for the album They Will Kill You if You Cry on Glitterbeat)
  • The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (for the album Planet Lam on Studio Lam)


  • FLUX (for the album ShadowLines on Prisms)
  • The Gloaming (for the album 2 on Real World)
  • Musicians of the Calais Jungle (for the album The Calais Sessions on Sessions of the World)
  • The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests (for the album Africa Express Presents…The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests on Transgressive)

Songlines Music Awards 2017 CD

Featuring 20 tracks from the nominees in the five geographical categories, the Songlines Music Awards 2017 compilation album is now available on CD exclusively from:

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