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Songlines magazine announces the final nominees of the Songlines Music Awards 2011 and releases a compilation album on March 21, featuring all 16 nominated artists.
With the Songlines Music Awards now in their third year, Songlines is delighted to announce the final nominees in the 2011 Songlines Music Awards. The Awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, aim to recognise and celebrate the wealth of outstanding musical talent from across the world that has been reviewed in Songlines magazine.
There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer. The final nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote, profiles on all final nominees will be published in the April/May issue of Songlines (#75) on sale from March 18.
The winners of each category will be announced in the June issue (#76), on sale from April 29, 2011.
The 16 final nominees are:
Ana Moura (for the album Leva me Aos Fados on World Village)
Cheikh Lô (for the album Jamm on World Circuit)
Femi Kuti (for the album Africa for Africa on Wrasse)
Youssou N’Dour (for the album Dakar-Kingston on Universal)
Bellowhead (for the album Hedonism on Navigator)
Hanggai (for the album He Who Travels Far on World Connection)
Lepistö & Lehti (for the album Helsinki on Aito Records)
Terrakota (for the album World Massala on Ojo Musica)
AfroCubism (for the album AfroCubism on World Circuit)
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (for the album Chamber Music on No Format)
Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (for the album Rainbow – Music of Central Asia Vol 8 on Smithsonian Folkways)
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Matt Malley (for the album Sleepless Nights on World Village)
The Creole Choir of Cuba (for the album Tande-la on Real World)
Raghu Dixit (for the album Raghu Dixit on Vishal & Shekhar Music)
Syriana (for the album Road to Damascus on Real World)
Tamikrest (for the album Adagh on Glitterhouse Records)
A compilation album featuring all 16 final nominees will be released (on CD & download) on March 21 (SPLCD004). The Songlines Music Awards 2011 iPhone app, featuring profiles and music of all the nominees, is also available to download for free from the iTunes store.