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You can listen to the podcast here and hear excerpts from the Songlines Music Awards 2012 compilation CD, which features all 16 nominated artists.
You can listen to excerpts from all 16 nominees on our Songlines Music Awards 2012 app, available on iTunes.
We are delighted to announce the nominees for the Songlines Music Awards 2012.
The 16 nominees are (drumroll please):
Abigail Washburn (for the album City of Refuge on Rounder)
Anoushka Shankar (for the album Traveller on DG)
Hossam Ramzy (for the album Rock the Tabla on ARC)
Ry Cooder (for the album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down on Nonesuch)
JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara) (for the album In Trance on Real World)
SheʼKoyokh Klezmer Ensemble (for the album Buskerʼs Ballroom on ARC)
Tinariwen (for the album Tassili on V2/Co-op)
Watcha Clan (for the album Radio Babel on Piranha)
The Bollywood Brass Band and Rafaqat Ali Khan (for the album Chaiyya Chaiyya on Felmay Records)
Dub Colossus (for the album Addis Through the Looking Glass on Real World)
Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen (for the album Uniko on Ondine)
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (for the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions on Sony Classical)
Bombino (for the album Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery)
Fatoumata Diawara (for the album Fatou on World Circuit)
Khyam Allami (for the album Resonance/Dissonance on Nawa Recordings)
Trio Tekke (for the album Samas on Trio Tekke)
The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world. All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2011 (from #74 to #81 inclusive).
Be sure to check out our Songlines Music Awards 2012 compilation album that features a track from each of the 16 nominated artists. The album will be released on March 19 2012.
In the forthcoming issue of Songlines (#81), editor Jo Frost and editor-in-chief Simon Broughton deliver their verdict on the ten best new releases of the year in their pick of 2011:
(Click on the image to see a YouTube video if one is available)
Read about what made these albums the Songlines Pick of 2011 in the forthcoming issue (#81), published on December 9.
One of the things I find myself missing the most after my move from the US to the UK is NPR – National Public Radio. While some of my favourite shows included The Diane Rehm Show and the comedy news show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, I always made sure to tune in to All Songs Considered. Playing an eclectic mix of music that didn’t receive much airtime, it was responsible for introducing me to countless new bands and artists.
So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that the show has put together a video series, Tiny Desk Concerts, available on YouTube. Including some of my favourite musicians, as well as some I’ve never heard of before, the series features artists playing behind the host’s desk in 10-15 minute videos. While many of the musicians are budding indie stars, they deserve a tip of the hat for their impressive list of world music artists. Having already featured Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Abigail Washburn among others, the series is a great way to hear some of our favourtie world music artists in an intimate setting.