Songlines Music Awards 2014 Winners

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,


Voting for the 2014 Songline Awards is now complete and the nominees have been whittled down into four categories. Sadly Mulatu Astatke isn't a winner for Best Artists though I must say the competition was tight. Check out the winners below. 

Songlines Music Awards 2014 Best Artist

  • Cigdem Aslan (for Mortissa on Asphalt Tango)
  • Bassekou Kouyate (for Jama Ko on Out Here)
  • Manu Chao (for Siberie M'Etait Conteee on Because)
  • Mulatu Astatke (for Sketches of Ethiopia on Jazz Village)

Songlines Music Awards 2014 Best Group

  • Clannad (for Nadur on ARC Music)
  • Los Desterrados (for Dos Amantes on Enkalador)
  • R.U.T.A. (for Na Vschod on Karrot Kommando)
  • Tamikrest (for Chatma on Glitterbeat)

Songlines Music Awards 2014 Cross-Cultural Collaboration

  • Dizraeli and The Small Gods (for Moving in the Dark on ECC Records)
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (for Clychau Dibon on Astar Artes)
  • Monoswezi (for The Village on Riverboat Records/World Music Network)
  • Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground (for Kabatronics on World Village)

Songlines Music Awards 2014 Best Newcomer

  • Family Atlantica (for Family Atlantica on Soundway)
  • Monsieur Doumani (for Grippy Grappa on Monsieur Doumani)
  • Will Pound (for A Cut Above on Lulubug Records)
  • We Banjo 3 (for Roots of the Banjo Tree on We Banjo 3)



Plus make sure to catch our interview with Mulatu in Issue 3 of Ethio Beauty Magazine.


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