Songlines Music Awards 2014

Launched in 2008, the Songlines Music Awards celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents across the world, featured in Songlines magazine.

The nominees are voted by Songlines readers and the general public from over 600 albums. There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer and the Songlines editorial team select the winners from the four nominees in each category.

And the winners are…

Bassekou Kouyaté

Bassekou Kouyate >

For the album Jama Ko on Out Here Records



artist photo © Simon Phipps


Tamikrest >

For the album Chatma on Glitterbeat Records



Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita >

For the album Clychau Dibon on Astar Artes


 artist photo © Andy Morgan

Family Atlantica

Family Atlantica >

For the album Family Atlantica on Soundway Records

Check out our short film on the winners, including live performances, presented by Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton.

Songlines Music Awards 2014 CD

The official 16-track album, featuring the winners and all nominated artists, is now on sale, exclusively from Amazon.

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