2008 BBC3 World Music Awards Winners:
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Africa: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
Asia/Pacific: Sa Dingding
Americas: Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
Europe: Son de la Frontera
Mid East & North Africa: Rachid Taha
Newcomer: Mayra Andrade
Culture Crossing: Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
Club Global: Transglobal Underground
Album of the Year: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba:
There's one award yet to be handed out, and you can have a say in it. Voting for the Audience Award continues through 8 May, at BBC3. I just voted, but I'm not going to influence your vote by saying for whom I voted.
Some of the winners will perform at a 30 July show at the Royal Albert Hall.