Sekou Keita (Senegal/ UK)
Nominated by Katie Musson, Edinburgh:
'A brilliant new talent in kora playing - having played with Baka Beyond he now has his own band and has brought out a wonderful new album "Baiyo". Saw him at Edinburgh festival and his performance was electrifying! A fantastic personality too and a great advertisement for the kora and for Senegalese music.'
Melantha Chittenden, Kent (age 9):
'He's the best...... My parents took me to see him at the Edinburgh festival.'