Songlines Music AwardsFollowing 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…
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.