The Songlines Music Awards 2016 were announced 5 May 2016. The award winners are the pinnacle of exemplary raw talent from all regions of the world. Winners were from a broad spectrum of genres and countries such as; Portugal, Mexico, United Kingdon, Senegal and India which included virtuoso Debashish Bhattacharya.
Launched in 2008, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the wealth of musical talent around the world featured in Songlines magazine. This album, exclusively available from Amazon, includes 19 nominated artist in the 2016 awards.
Debashish Bhattacharya has long been a staple across the world music scene with a passion that has shone brightly for half a century. First beginning when Debashish’s father gifted him with a Hawaiian lap steel guitar at the tender age of three. Over the years he continued to master his musical prowess and develop his craftsmanship. Eventually amalgamating the two to develop his signature chaturangui, which was used to create Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn – the Songlines 2016 Asia & South Pacific award winning album released via Riverboat Records
The slide guitar ragas of Grammy-nominated Debashish Bhattacharya are deeply grounded in India’s musical traditions yet profoundly innovative. Combining revolutionary reinvented guitars with a boundary-bending melodic and rhythmic approach, Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn is an album of sublime and joyous musical meditations.
The full list of winners below:
Mariza for the album Mundo on Parlophone
Africa Express for the album Terry Riley’s In C Mali on Transgressive Records
Songhoy Blues for the album Music in Exile on Transgressive Records
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Seckou Keita for the album 22 Strings on ARC Music
Lila Downs for the album Balas y Chocolate on Sony Music
ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC:
Debashish Bhattacharyafor the album Slide Guitar Ragas from Dusk Till Dawn on Riverboat Records
Sam Lee & Friendsfor the album The Fade in Time on Nest Collective Records
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal for the album Musique de Nuit on No Format!
WORLD PIONEER AWARD