March 18, 2011

Songlines Music Awards Nominees 2011: ANA MOURA for Best Artist!



Ana Moura is the celebrated Portuguese Fado singer that sang No expectations with Mick Jagger at Alavalade XXI Stadium, in Lisbon. She also performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall and that will go down in history as the first Portuguese act held there. Now she has been nominated Best Artist by Songlines,the magazine that looks at the world through its music. The winners, to be selected by the Songlines editorial team, will be published in the June issue (#76), on sale April 29. Songlines Music Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the wealth of outstanding musical talent from across the world that has been reviewed in Songlines. Deolinda's, a Portuguese band, were 2010's Newcomer artist nominee. Explore 50th sold out issue of Songlines here. Watch and listen to Ana Moura's here.

BEST ARTIST
•Ana Moura (for the album Leva me Aos Fados on World Village)

•Cheikh Lô (for the album Jamm on World Circuit)
•Femi Kuti (for the album Africa for Africa on Wrasse)
•Youssou N'Dour (for the album Dakar-Kingston on Universal)
BEST GROUP
•Bellowhead (for the album Hedonism on Navigator)

•Hanggai (for the album He Who Travels Far on World Connection)
•Lepistö & Lehti (for the album Helsinki on Aito Records)
•Terrakota (for the album World Massala on Ojo Musica)
CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATION
•AfroCubism (for the album AfroCubism on World Circuit)
•Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (for the album Chamber Music on No Format)
•Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi
(for the album Rainbow - Music of Central Asia Vol 8 on Smithsonian Folkways)
•Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Matt Malley (for the album Sleepless Nights on World Village)
NEWCOMER
•The Creole Choir of Cuba (for the album Tande-la on Real World)
•Raghu Dixit (for the album Raghu Dixit on Vishal & Shekhar Music)
•Syriana (for the album Road to Damascus on Real World)
•Tamikrest (for the album Adagh on Glitterhouse Records)


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