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23 December, 2004 - Published 11:29 GMT
Votes needed for Awards for World Music
Kazem Al Sahir: the winner of last year's Audience Award

The BBC wants your vote to decide one of the most important prizes at the 2005 Awards for World Music - the Audience Award. The award, won last year by Iraqi singer Kadim Al Sahir, is decided by BBC listeners and readers around the world.

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The BBC needs you to vote on who should take the overall Audience Award, to be announced at the Poll Winners Concert which takes place in the United Kingdom on 5 March. Voting begins on 1 January.

The shortlist of nominees was chosen by the 2,000 delegates to Womex, the world music expo. A jury of music specialists will choose the winners for different world regions and in the categories of Newcomer and Boundary Crossing, Club Global, and Album of the Year. But the Audience Award is a chance for listeners to make their own choice from the nominations.

The winners of these awards will be announced on 22 January.

You can find out more by clicking on the link: 'Read more about this story'.

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including all


takes place
occurs or happens

a small group of people who have reached the final stage of a competition

people who have been recommended for an award

people who have been chosen to take a decision for a group

a large international exhibition

a group of people chosen to hear all the details of something, a competition or court case, for example, and to give their decision


boundary crossing
crossing dividing lines and mixing different types of music together to create something new

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