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by World Music Network March 14, 2014


Songlines Music Awards Album 2014 & Nominees Includes Monoswezi!

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The votes have been counted, the results are in! The nominees for the Songlines Music Awards are: 

Best Artist
Çi?dem Aslan (forMortissa on Asphalt Tango)
Bassekou Kouyaté (forJama Ko on Out Here)
Manu Chao (forSiberie M’Etait Contéee on Because)
Mulatu Astatke (forSketches of Ethiopia on Jazz Village)
Best Group
Clannad (forNádúr on ARC Music)
Los Desterrados (forDos Amantes on Enkalador)
R.U.T.A. (forNa Vschod on Karrot Kommando)
Tamikrest (forChatma on Glitterbeat)
Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Dizraeli and The Small Gods (forMoving in the Dark on ECC Records)
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (forClychau Dibon on Astar Artes)
Monoswezi (forThe Village on Riverboat Records/World Music Network)
Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground (forKabatronics on World Village)
Family Atlantica (forFamily Atlantica on Soundway)
Monsieur Doumani (forGrippy Grappa on Monsieur Doumani)
Will Pound (forA Cut Above on Lulubug Records )
We Banjo 3 (forRoots of the Banjo Tree on We Banjo 3)

Thanks everyone for voting in December and January, we are particularly pleased to see Monoswesi in the list! As nominees, they feature on the Songlines Music Awards 2014 album which will be released on 17 March.

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Launched in 2008, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the wealth of musical talent around the world featured in Songlines magazine. This album includes all 16 nominees in the 2014 awards, as voted for by Songlines readers and the general public.

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The awards, voted by Songlines magazine readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the wealth of musical talent around the world. All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed inSonglines during 2013. There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer. The nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote, profiles of which will be published in the April/May issue ofSonglines (#99), on sale from March 14. The winners of each category will be announced in the June issue (#100), on sale from April 25, 2014.