Tuesday, April 11, 2006

BBC World Music Awards - 2006

The annual awards for world music, presented by the BBC, were announced this week. Not, in my opinion, the most challenging collection of music imaginable, but it's always nice to see a new (really) Ry record get some recognition after years of him sitting in the background strumming. - cliff

# Ry Cooder (USA): Americas
# Souad Massi (Algeria): Middle East/North Africa
# Amadou & Mariam (Mali): Africa
# Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania): Europe
# Sain Zahoor (Pakistan): Asia/Pacific
# DJ Shantel (Ukraine/Germany): Club Global
# Nitin Sawhney (India/UK): Culture Crossing
# Konono No 1 (Congo): Newcomer
# Amadou & Mariam (Mali): Album of the Year

More info about the awards, and audio of the performers' music, is available online:

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