Songhoy Blues and Sam Lee & Friends have been added to the Songlines Music Awards Winners’ Concert line-up
The 2016 Songlines Music Awards Winners’ Concert will be held at the Barbican on October 3, and celebrates the variety of musical talents highlighted in Songlines magazine.
Malian desert blues band Songhoy Blues and folk singer-songwriter and co, Sam Lee & Friends, join fado singer Mariza and Indian classical guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya on the evening’s bill.
Songhoy Blues’ impressive and adventurous debut, Music in Exile, was released last year on Transgressive Records. The music showcased the band’s raw and rocking sound, and highlighted them as one of Mali’s most exciting musical exports of recent times. They won the Newcomer category in this year’s Songlines Music Awards.
Folk troubadour Sam Lee has rambled far and wide across the nation, learning the songs of Travellers and Gypsies, absorbing plenty of stories along the way. He brought these stories to light on The Fade in Time, and with his band provided a bold musical backdrop to tell them against. He won the Europe category in this year’s Songlines Music Awards.
Votes for the awards came in from readers, contributors and the general public. View the full list of winners here.
Tickets are available on the Barbican’s official website.