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YouTube Playlist #84

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 in Recent posts by .

Now that you’ve had a chance to read about all the exciting music featured in the current issue of Songlines, don’t forget that you can watch it and listen to it too. Each issue, we create a YouTube playlist of featured videos to help give the full interactive experience. You can view the playlist here.

Some of the highlights of this issue’s videos include:

 The Russian grannies, Buranovskiye Babushki, take on Eurovision (read more on p14)
The winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2012 (read more on p32-33)

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Songlines Music Awards 2012 – And the winners are…

Posted on April 25th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

With the Songlines Music Awards now in their fourth year, we are delighted to announce this year’s winners.

The awards recognise outstanding talent in world music and are voted by Songlines readers and the general public. There are four categories: Best ArtistBest GroupCross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer – the results from the initial vote generate the final nominees, the top four in each category.

The winners, selected by the Songlines editorial team and listed below, are published in the June issue of Songlines (#84).

A 16-track compilation album featuring the winners and all nominees is out now on CD and download (you can listen to tracks from the CD below). A Songlines Music Awards 2012 app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is also available to download for free from the iTunes App store.

And the winners are…

Anoushka Shankar
(For the album Traveller on DG)



(For the album Tassili on V2)



Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
(For the album Goat Rodeo Sessions on Sony Classical)



Fatoumata Diawara
(For the album Fatou on World Circuit)



Watch our short film on the Songlines Music Awards 2012 winners with live performances and an introduction by editor-in-chief Simon Broughton: 


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Songlines Music Awards on the Propermusic Podcast

Posted on April 17th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

On this week’s Propermusic Podcast, Songlines editor Jo Frost, news editor Nathaniel Handy and contributor Tim Cumming talk to Trevor Dann about the Songlines Music Awards 2012.

You can listen to the podcast here and hear excerpts from the Songlines Music Awards 2012 compilation CD, which features all 16 nominated artists. Podcast Episode 31

You can listen to excerpts from all 16 nominees on our Songlines Music Awards 2012 app, available on iTunes.

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Songlines Music Awards 2012 – The Nominees

Posted on March 14th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

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.

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