Songlines Music Awards 2017

Songlines Music Awards 2017 – The Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this years Songlines Music Awards which include the Proper distributed artists/acts Baaba Maal (Best Artist), Afro Celt Sound System (Best Group), Kefaya (Newcomer) and Anda Union (Asia & South Pacific).

The awards, which are now in their ninth year, are voted for by Songlines contributors, readers and the general public, and celebrate and acknowledge the wealth of musical talent from around the world reviewed in Songlines.

Best Artist

Baaba Maal

For the album The Traveller (Marathon Artists)

Best Group

Afro Celt Sound System

For the album The Source (ECC Records)



For the album Radio International (Radio International Records)

Africe & Middle East

Derek Gripper

For the album Libraries on Fire (Derek Gripper)


Calypso Rose

For the album Far From Home (Because Music)

Asia & South Pacific

Anda Union

For the album Homeland (Hohhot Records)


Fanfare Ciocarlia

For the album Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango)


The Gloaming

For the album 2 (Real World)

World Pioneer Award

Francis Falceto

Curator of Buda’s Enthiopiques Series