The Songlines Music 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, and the final nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote.
This is the official album featuring all 16 nominated artists, including Tinariwen, Staff Benda Bilili, Oumou Sangaré, Transglobal Underground and Goran Bregovic.
The album will take you on an exhilarating voyage into new musical landscapes – from Ethiopian funk to deep desert blues; from devotional Pakistani music to the warm heart of Cape Verde. There are traditional and contemporary sounds; spine-tingling voices and soulful instrumentalists; musicians with spirit and attitude.