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    Deoinda wins Songlines Music Awards

    Deolinda wins Songlines Music Awards
    Following on from the success of last year's inaugural awards, Songlines magazine is delighted to announce this year's winners. 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 – the results from the public vote generate the final nominees, the top four in each category. The winners, selected by the Songlines editorial team, listed below, are published in the June issue of Songlines, (#68) on sale in the UK from tomorrow, April 30. The winners will also be announced on BBC Radio 3's 'World on 3' programme, on April 30, by last year's Best Artist winner, Rokia Traoré.

    "The audience for world music is greater now than it's ever been,"
    says Simon Broughton, editor-in-chief of Songlines, "and it's reaching out in
    ever more diverse directions. It's still essential to have awards in which the leading
    names can be celebrated and the new and innovative names highlighted."

    And the winners are:

    Goran Bregovic (for the album Alkohol on Wrasse Records)

    Goran Bregovic will be presented with his Songlines Music Award by Simon Broughton
    after his performance at the Festival de Jazz de Nice on July 18

    Staff Benda Bilili (for the album Tres Tres Fort on Crammed Discs)

    Staff Benda Bilili will be presented with their Songlines Music Award
    after their performance at WOMAD Charlton Park on July 23

    Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (for the album Tell No Lies on Real World)

    Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara will be presented with their Songlines Music Award
    after their performance at WOMAD Charlton Park on July 24

    Deolinda (for the album Canção ao Lado on World Connection)

    Deolinda will be presented with their Songlines Music Award by Jo Frost, Songlines editor,
    after their performance at CCB in Lisbon on June 8


    A 16-track compilation album (SPLCD003) featuring the four winners and 12 final nominees is out now on CD and download. A Songlines Music Awards 2010 app, for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, featuring excerpts and profiles on the winners and nominees, is also available to download for free from the iTunes App store.

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