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 AWARDS FOR WORLD MUSIC 2003
Critics Award

Winner: Orchestra Baobab

The Critics Award for Album of 2002 is conducted by fRoots magazine. This year a huge panel of around 160 people took part, including journalists, radio presenters, promoters, record label and dealer staff, musicians and people from all walks of the roots business internationally. Check out the top four nominees below.


Orchestra Baobab album cover Artist: Orchestra Baobab
Album: Specialist In All Styles (World C.)

'It's the soundtrack to 2002, of classic West Africa firmly grabbing the wheels back from the dying days of the Cuba bandwagon.'
Find out more about Orchestra's latest release
with our review and music clip.


Eliza Carthy album cover Artist: Eliza Carthy
Album: Anglicana (Topic)

  'Let there be no doubt this is her most   majestic and mature solo album yet.'
  Find out more about Eliza's latest release with
  our review and music clip.


Salif Keita album cover Artist: Salif Keita
Album: Moffou (Universal)

'..it's obvious this is Salif Keita's back-to-roots album. One hour later, it's also clear that
Moffou is his best since Soro, and maybe even his finest ever.'
Find out more about Salif's latest release with
our review and music clip.


Youssou N'Dour album cover   Artist: Youssou N'Dour
  Album: Nothing's In Vain (Nonesuch)

  'Particularly striking on this CD are those   fantastic slow, engulfing builds from sparse   and atmospheric soundscapes to urgent,   driving anthems.'
  Find out more about Youssou's latest release with our review and music clip..



Why awards? read on


AWARDS HOMEPAGE

FEATURES

AUDIENCE AWARD

SCREENSAVER

AWARDS PHOTOS



NOMINEES:

Alka Yagnik

Bembeya Jazz

DuOuD

Eliza Carthy

Ellika and Solo

Gotan Project

Kasse Mady Diabaté

Kayhan Kalhor

Kimmo Pohjonen

Lila Downs

Los de Abajo

Mahwash and Ensemble Kaboul

Mariza

Oi Va Voi

Ojos de Brujo

Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Orchestra Baobab

Papa Noel and Papi Oviedo

Salif Keita

Samira Said

Sergey Starostin

Susana Baca

Te Vaka

Tony Allen

Trilok Gurtu

Yair Dalal

Youssou N'Dour

Yusa


OUR PARTNERS:

fRoots magazine

The Rough Guide to World Music

Serious International Music Producers

Songlines Magazine

WOMEX

BBC Asian Network

BBC World Service

BBC London Live

OTHER LINKS:

Worldbeat at Radio Wales

Mondomix

Ocean Music Venue




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