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Songlines Music Awards 2018

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our five geographical categories in the tenth Songlines Music Awards. These awards aim to put a much-deserved spotlight on some incredibly talented artists from around the world. You can explore the winners of these five categories below, and the winners of the Best Artist, Best Group, Newcomer and World Pioneer awards will be announced at our inaugural awards ceremony on October 20 at Electric Brixton. For full details, read our news story here.

The Awards album

Featuring 20 tracks from all of the nominees in the five geographical categories, the Songlines Music Awards 2018 compilation is out now on CD. Buy from Amazon here:


Simon Broughton and Jo Frost introduce this year's winners and play music from the winning albums on the Songlines podcast:

Africa & Middle East


Asia & Pacific



Between the Earth and the Sky (Rough Trade)


At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me (Glitterbeat Records)


Best Artist

Best Group

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