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The Beat Goes (Back) On!

We are very pleased and proud to announce a new feature at Afropop.org : reprints of selected articles from the late, lamented ma...

April 29, 2010

Songlines - Music Awards 2010 - recognising outstanding talent in world music

Songlines - Music Awards - recognising outstanding talent in world music

Songlines Music Awards

Following on from the success of last year's inaugural awards, Songlines magazine is delighted to announce the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2010. The awards recognise outstanding talent in world music and are voted by Songlines' readers and the general public. There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer - the results from the public vote generate the final nominees, the top four in each category.
After much debate and deliberation, the Songlines editorial team have selected these four winners. They include some of the foremost artists on the world music scene, alongside an up-and-coming name to watch and some invigorating collaborative sounds.
And the winners are…
Goran Bregovic
For the album Alkohol on Wrasse Records
Staff Benda Bilili
For the album Très Très Fort on Crammed Discs
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
For the album Tell No Lies on Real World
For the album Canção ao Lado on World Connection
A compilation album, featuring all 16 nominated artists, is now on sale as a CD & download.
Music Awards 2010 CD

April 27, 2010

Shungu - A new documentary film about the struggle for survival in Zimbabwe

Shungu - The Film

My old friend and comrade Saki gives us a moving--sometimes disturbing, sometimes hopeful--glimpse into recent events and life in his home country. Watch for a screening near you!

April 14, 2010

Roger Steffens' Reggae Archives on Vimeo, filmed by Babylon Falling

Roger Steffens' Reggae Archives on Vimeo

This past January Roger Steffens gave us a full guided tour of all six rooms of his Reggae Archives. Comprised of collections within collections the 'Ark-Hives' represents a lifetime dedicated to reggae music. Involved since the earliest days of reggae music's debut on the international scene Roger has not only been a collector but a participant and key player in the development and spread of the music and culture.

Affectionately known as the Reggae Ambassador to some, Steffens has left his mark on the music.....
(photo by Markus Cuff)