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Songlines Music Awards 2021 – The Nominees

For more than a dozen years, the Songlines Music Awards have showcased the incredible array of musical talent from around the world.

These awards include albums that were reviewed over the last year, from the March 2020 issue through to the January/February 2021 issue. The nominees in the geographical categories were voted for by our international team of expert writers and the Best Artist and Best Group nominees were voted for by you, our readers.

Join us at 10am (BST) on May 13, 2021 for the announcement of the winners:

Select a nominee below to find out more about their music, watch their music videos, and to read the review of their nominated album in the Songlines Reviews Database.

padding-right:The Songlines Music Awards 2021 Playlist

Featuring tracks from all the nominees, the Songlines Music Awards 2021 playlist is now available to listen to on Apple Music, Deezer, QobuzSpotify 

Africa & Middle East

Siti Muharam

Siti of Unguja: Romance Revolution on Zanzibar (On the Corner Records)


Kronos Quartet

Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Asia & Pacific


Sorousian (Wantok Musik)



Mariza Canta Amália (Warner Music Portugal)


Best Artist

Best Group

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