With the Songlines Music Awards now in their fourth year, we are delighted to announce this year’s winners.
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 and listed below, are published in the June issue of Songlines (#84).
A 16-track compilation album featuring the winners and all nominees is out now on CD and download (you can listen to tracks from the CD below). A Songlines Music Awards 2012 app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is also available to download for free from the iTunes App store.
And the winners are…
(For the album Traveller on DG)
(For the album Tassili on V2)
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
(For the album Goat Rodeo Sessions on Sony Classical)
(For the album Fatou on World Circuit)
Watch our short film on the Songlines Music Awards 2012 winners with live performances and an introduction by editor-in-chief Simon Broughton: