Folk and World Music Publication fRoots Announces Results of Critics Poll Albums Of 2013

froots_poll_2013Influential British music publication fRoots announced today the names of nominees in the 28th annual fRoots Critics Poll for Albums of the Year.

Every year since 1986, fRoots magazine has polled specialists in the UK and abroad to decide the Album of the Year in folk, roots and world music. Over 300 writers, broadcasters and activists worldwide are invited to vote.

This year’s winners will be revealed exclusively by BBC Radio 3 in a special edition of World On 3, broadcast from 11:00 pm on Friday, December 6th, 2013, hosted by Lopa Kothari. Full in-depth details, also including the Best Packaged Album winner, will appear on the fRoots web site from 12th December, and in the Jan/Feb 2013 double issue of fRoots published in mid-December.

fRoots Critics Poll:

New Album Of 2013: Nominees – Listings alphabetical

Mortissa – Cigdem Aslan (Asphalt Tango)

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Clychau Dibon (Astar/ Mwldan)

The Full English – The Full English (Topic)

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan – Kula Kulluk Yakisir Mi (ECM)

Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam (Navigator)

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Jama Ko (Out Here)

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer – Child Ballads (Wilderland)

Martin Simpson – Vagrant Stanzas (Topic)

Tamikrest – Chatma (Glitterbeat)

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now (Topic)

Compilation / Re-Issue / Historical Album of 2013 Nominees – Listings alphabetical

Eliza Carthy – Wayward Daughter (Topic)

Joseph Kabasele – Le Grand Kalle – His Life, His Music (Stern’s)

Various – Stand Up People – Gypsy Pop Songs From Tito’s Yugoslavia (Asphalt Tango)

Lal Waterson – Teach Me To Be A Summer’s Morning (Fledg’ling/ Topic)

The Young Tradition – Oberlin 1968 (Fledg’ling)

All the winners to date can be found at

Author: World Music Central News Department

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