17 April 2008

And the Winner Is...

BBC Awards for World Music 2008The BBC World Music Awards for 2008 were announced last week, but they're absurdly difficult to find on the BBC website, so for your enjoyment and convenience, I share them here. The

2008 BBC3 World Music Awards Winners:
click on any link for album info and sound samples

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.


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