Songlines Music Awards 2015: The Nominees

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .

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Seven years since their launch, the Songlines Music Awards continue to champion the huge amount of brilliant music from around the world. These 16 nominees have been voted for by Songlines readers and the general public.

And the nominees are…

BEST ARTIST

Tony Allen (for Film of Life on Jazz Village)
Julie Fowlis (for Gach Sgeul – Every Story on Machair Records)
Seth Lakeman (for Word of Mouth on Cooking Vinyl)
Ricardo Ribeiro (for Largo da Memória on Parlophone)

 

BEST GROUP

Bellowhead (for Revival on Island Records)
Show of Hands (for Centenary: Words and Music of the Great War on Mighty Village)
Söndörgő (for Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks on Riverboat Records)
Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté (for Toumani & Sidiki on World Circuit)

 

CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION

Baka Beyond (for After the Tempest on March Hare Music)
Kronos Quartet (for A Thousand Thoughts on Nonesuch)
Robert Plant (for Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar on Nonesuch)
Salsa Celtica (for The Tall Islands on Discos Leon)

 

NEWCOMER

Olcay Bayir (for Neva/Harmony on Riverboat Records)
The Gloaming (for The Gloaming on Real World Records)
Ibibio Sound Machine (for Ibibio Sound Machine on Soundway)
Neuza (for Flor di Bila on Lusafrica)

 

The winners, selected by the Songlines editorial team, will be published in the June 2015 (#108) issue, on sale from May 1.

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