Songlines Music Awards: 2016 Winners

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

Mariza

BEST ARTIST
Mariza >

For the album Mundo on Parlophone

Africa Express

BEST GROUP
Africa Express >

For the album Terry Riley’s In C Mali on Transgressive Records

Songhoy Blues

NEWCOMER
Songhoy Blues >

For the album Music in Exile on Transgressive Records

Seckou Keita

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Seckou Keita >

For the album 22 Strings on ARC Music

Lila Downs AMERICAS
Lila Downs >

For the album Balas y Chocolate on Sony Music
Debashish Bhattacharya ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC
Debashish Bhattacharya >

For the album Slide Guirtar Ragas from Dusk Till Dawn on Riverboat Records
Sam Lee EUROPE
Sam Lee & Friends >

For the album The Fade in Time on Nest Collective Records
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal FUSION
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal >

For the album Musique de Nuit on No Format!
Chris Blackwell

WORLD PIONEER AWARD
Chris Blackwell >

 

 

 

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Songlines Music Awards 2016 CD

The official 19-track album, featuring the nominees in the five geographical categories, is now on sale exclusively from Amazon.

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