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Winners of The 2nd Annual Russian World Music Awards Announced

Best World Music Band – Seven Eight Band
Experimental Award – Nadishana
Best Authentic Band – Merema
Newcomer Award – Karelia
Best Video – Otava Yo
World Music Legend – Sergey Starostin
Audience prize – Gilead
Contributions to world music – Theodor Bastard

The 2nd Annual Russian World Music Awards were held on Thursday, November 23rd at the Moscow’s Central House of Artists in Moscow, Russia. Shaman Nikolay Oorzhak from Tuva opened the ceremony with a traditional prayer.

 

Nikolay Oorzhak

 

Russian musicians are rarely present on the world music scene so this project is created to change this situation. On the Awards’ social media page vk.com/russianworldmusicawards you can listen to all the tracks from nominees for free.

Our ceremony in Moscow on November 23rd was very successful. It gathered lots of musicians, directors of all the main world music festivals of Russia (Andrei Klukin from Wild Mint festival in Moscow, Natalia Shostina – director of Kamwa festival from Perm and Yuri Romanov – WhatEthno festival director from Novosibirsk), and many fans of Russian culture. It was a please to hear from the audience that it was a cultural revolution in our country!

 

Natalia Myazina and Daryana Antipova

 

The ceremony was conducted by Andrei Bukharin, music critic and columnist for Rolling Stone magazine. This year, 46 music collectives from 25 cities were nominated. Voting was conducted with the participation of 12 jury members, consisting of the largest specialists in the field of folk music from 9 countries: Ben Mandelson from the UK, Jarmila Vlchkova from Slovakia, Nataliya Shostina from Russia, Simon Broughton from the UK, Aengus Finnan from the US, Rolf Beydemuller from Germany, Alexander Cheparukhin from Russia, Arne Berg from Norway, Andrew Cronshaw from the UK, Nick Hobbs from Turkey, Carlos Seixas from Portugal and Yury Romanov from Russia. In total, 12 samurais and absolutely wonderful people.

The special guest Arne Berg from NRK (Norway) and musical journalist Vadim Ponomarev (Guru Ken) had a networking meeting named “World music today: identity, migration, context” the next day on November 24th at Pioneer Cinema Bookstore.

Organizers are Natalia Myazina and Daryana Antipova.

 

The Russian World Music Awards team

 

The best authentic project – Merema:

 

The best world music project – Seven Eight Band:

 

The best experimental project – Nadishana:

 

Listener’s choice – Gilead:

 

Debut Group – Karelia:

 

Best Music Video – Ottawa Yo:

 

World Music Legend – Sergey Starostin

 

Contributions to world music – Theodor Bastard

 

More information:

www.russianworldmusicawards.ru
vk.com/russianworldmusicawards

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Contemporary Blues Album

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – TajMo

The Recording Academy announced yesterday, November 28, 2017 the recordings nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album Nominees

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm by Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Recorded Live In Lafayette by Sonny Landreth
TajMo by Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
Got Soul by Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Live From The Fox Oakland by Tedeschi Trucks Band

The GRAMMY Awards will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Traditional Blues Album

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues

The Recording Academy announced yesterday, November 28, 2017 the recordings nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Best Traditional Blues Album Nominees

Migration Blues by Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio by Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll And Tumble by R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train by Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones

The GRAMMY Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Bluegrass Album

Michael Cleveland – Fiddler’s Dream

The Recording Academy announced last night the recordings nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.

Best Bluegrass Album Nominees

Fiddler’s Dream by Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity by The Infamous Stringdusters
Original by Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite by Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One (live) by Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

The GRAMMY Awards will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Regional Roots Music Album

Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers – Top Of The Mountain

The Recording Academy announced last evening the recordings nominated for Best Regional Roots Music Album.

Best Regional Roots Music Album Nominees

Top Of The Mountain by Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers
Ho’okena 3.0 by Ho’okena
Kalenda by Lost Bayou Ramblers
Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand (Live) by Northern Cree
Pua Kiele by Josh Tatofi

The GRAMMY Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Reggae Album

Morgan Heritage – Avrakedabra

The Recording Academy announced last evening the recordings nominated for Best Reggae Album.

Best Reggae Album Nominees

Chronology by Chronixx
Lost In Paradise by Common Kings
Wash House Ting by J Boog
Stony Hill by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Avrakedabra by Morgan Heritage

The GRAMMY Awards will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best World Music Album

Vicente Amigo – Memoria De Los Sentidos

Last evening, the Recording Academy announced the recordings nominated for Best World Music Album. This category includes albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings.

Best World Music Album Nominees

Memoria De Los Sentidos by Vicente Amigo
Para Mi by Buika
Rosa Dos Ventos by Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Elwan by Tinariwen

The GRAMMY Awards will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Recording Academy Announces 60th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album

Miguel Zenón – Típico

The Recording Academy announced last night the recordings nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album. This category includes vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The category recognizes recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentine tango music.

Best Latin Jazz Album Nominees

Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter by Antonio Adolfo
Oddara by Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa – The Music of Moacir Santos by Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico by Miguel Zenón
Jazz Tango by Pablo Ziegler Trio

The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Dance of Time by Eliane Elias Wins Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin Grammy Award

Eliane Elias – Dance of Time

 

Dance of Time by celebrated Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias won the Best Latin Jazz/Jazz award at 18th Latin Grammy Awards.

The award-winning album includes high profile guests such as Amilton Godoy on piano, João Bosco and Toquinho on vocals and guitars, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Mike Mainieri on vibraphone and Mark Kibble (Take 6) on vocals.

 

 

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