One of the main awards was decided by you the audience and the winners of this category are TerraFolk. A huge thanks to all those who contributed to this award. See the wide-ranging list of nominations and comments on the left below.
Here are the bands who were voted onto the final shortlist. Click on each name to read more about them and click on the 'listen' icon to hear a selected track from each band. A large selection of your comments can be found by clicking on the list to the left.
The following names were chosen at random from all of you who entered the first round of nominations in the Audience Award. Each of these people will receive their choice of a pair of tickets to the Poll Winners' Concert on March 24th or a two-volume set of The Rough Guide to World Music.