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Songlines Music Awards 2012 Concert

From the Barbican in London, Lucy Duran presents music from around the world performed at the 2012 Songlines Music Awards concert. Including the winners of the Best Group category.

Lucy Duran presents music from around the world recorded at the Songlines Music Awards concert.
On stage at the Barbican in London, winners of this years awards gather to play live, including Touareg desert rock band Tinariwen, winners of the 2012 Best Group category.

Tinariwen is a band whose music is inextricably linked with the plight of the Saharan Touareg people. From their early days fighting in the Touareg rebellion of the early 1990s its members now face threats of violence if they return to their homes in the North of Mali, an area for whose independence they once fought and is now under control of armed Islamist groups. Having made their distinctive desert-rock sound world famous, Tinariwen have inspired a new generation of Touareg musicians, yet their music still embodies a raw power, both of the desert and of the struggle of the Touareg people over the years.

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Music Played

  • Songlines Music Awards Concert

    • Fatoumata Diawara

      Wililé

      Performers: Fatoumata Diawara (solo)

    • Fatoumata Diawara

      Kèlè

      Performers: Fatoumata Diawara (lead vocals, electric guitar) Corine Thuy-Thy (backing vocals) Gregory Emonet (lead guitar) Jean Alain Hohy (bass, backing vocals) Ekoue Jean Baptiste Gbadoe (drums, backing vocals)

    • Fatoumata Diawara

      Mon Afrique

      Performers: Fatoumata Diawara (lead vocals, electric guitar) Corine Thuy-Thy (backing vocals) Gregory Emonet (lead guitar) Jean Alain Hohy (bass, backing vocals) Ekoue Jean Baptiste Gbadoe (drums, backing vocals)

    • Anoushka Shankar

      Boy Meets Girl

      Performers: Anoushka Shankar (sitar) Sandra Carrasco (vocals) Daniel Jimenez ‘El Melon’ (flamenco Guitar) Ashwani Shankar (shennai) Kenji Ota (tanpura) ‘Taalis’ (flamenco Percussion) Pirashanna Thevarajah (indian percussion)

    • Anoushka Shankar

      Kanya

      Performers: Anoushka Shankar (sitar) Sandra Carrasco (vocals) Daniel Jimenez ‘El Melon’ (flamenco Guitar) Ashwani Shankar (shennai) Kenji Ota (tanpura) ‘Taalis’ (flamenco Percussion) Pirashanna Thevarajah (indian percussion)

    • Anoushka Shankar

      Buleria con Ricardo

      Performers: Anoushka Shankar (sitar) Sandra Carrasco (vocals) Daniel Jimenez ‘El Melon’ (flamenco Guitar) Ashwani Shankar (shennai) Kenji Ota (tanpura) ‘Taalis’ (flamenco Percussion) Pirashanna Thevarajah (indian percussion)

    • Tinariwen

      Azawad

      Performers: Ibrahim Alhabib Vocals, Guitar, Flute) Hassan Touhami (Vocals, Guitar) Abdallah Alhousseyni (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) Eyadou Leche (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Said Ayad (Vocals, Perc) Elaga Hamid (Vocals, Guitar)

    • Tinariwen

      Ahu Lakamin

      Performers: Ibrahim Alhabib Vocals, Guitar, Flute) Hassan Touhami (Vocals, Guitar) Abdallah Alhousseyni (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) Eyadou Leche (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Said Ayad (Vocals, Perc) Elaga Hamid (Vocals, Guitar)

    • Tinariwen

      Aratan Nadagh

      Performers: Ibrahim Alhabib Vocals, Guitar, Flute) Hassan Touhami (Vocals, Guitar) Abdallah Alhousseyni (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) Eyadou Leche (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Said Ayad (Vocals, Perc) Elaga Hamid (Vocals, Guitar)

    • Tinariwen

      Achry Ibone

      Performers: Ibrahim Alhabib Vocals, Guitar, Flute) Hassan Touhami (Vocals, Guitar) Abdallah Alhousseyni (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) Eyadou Leche (Vocals, Bass Guitar) Said Ayad (Vocals, Perc) Elaga Hamid (Vocals, Guitar)

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