Now in their sixth year, we are delighted to announce the Songlines Music Awards 2014 nominees. The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the wealth of musical talent around the world.
The 16 nominees are (drumroll please):
Çiğdem Aslan (for Mortissa on Asphalt Tango)
Bassekou Kouyaté (for Jama Ko on Out Here)
Manu Chao (for Sibérie M’était Contéee on Because)
Mulatu Astatke (for Sketches of Ethiopia on Jazz Village)
Clannad (for Nádúr on ARC Music)
Los Desterrados (for Dos Amantes on Enkalador)
R.U.T.A. (for Na Vschod on Karrot Kommando)
Tamikrest (for Chatma on Glitterbeat)
Dizraeli and The Small Gods (for Moving in the Dark on ECC Records)
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (for Clychau Dibon on Astar Artes)
Monoswezi (for The Village on Riverboat Records/World Music Network)
Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground (for Kabatronics on World Village)
Family Atlantica (for Family Atlantica on Soundway)
Monsieur Doumani (for Grippy Grappa on Monsieur Doumani)
Will Pound (for A Cut Above on Lulubug Records )
We Banjo 3 (for Roots of the Banjo Tree on We Banjo 3)
Visit the official Songlines Music Awards page for full profiles of each nominee.
All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2013 (from issues #90 to #97 inclusive). The winners will be announced in our 100th issue, on sale April 25.