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Songlines Music Awards Winners’ Concert

Posted on August 20th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

We are delighted to announce our very first Songlines Music Awards Winners’ Concert at the Barbican on Friday November 23. The concert will feature performances by Indian sitar star Anoushka Shankar (Best Artist, pictured) and Touareg desert rock band Tinariwen (Best Group), as well as appearances by special guests.

Daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, Anoushka started learning the sitar aged nine. In her teens she was regularly playing onstage with her father and had released three albums by the age of 20. But alongside her classical sitar work, she has also recorded contemporary fusion projects, including Traveller, which won her this year’s award.

The Touareg group Tinariwen have been bringing their electrified desert blues to international audiences for more than a decade. They have won fans amongst people not normally interested in African music, played over 800 concerts around the world and inspired a flock of other Saharan bands.

To reserve your tickets, please call the Barbican Centre at +44 (0)844 848 5218 or visit their website here.


Please note that this is a concert, not an awards ceremony.




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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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