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World Music Awards 2004-2005

2004 KORA All-Africa Awards

Best African Group
JJC & 419 Squad - Nigeria
Malaika - South Africa

Best Traditional African Artist
King Mensah - Togo

Best Traditional African Group
Mahube - South Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award
Salif Keita

Best Male Artist From West Africa
Kunle - Nigeria

Best Female Artist From West Africa
Kamaldine - Guinea

Best Male Artist from East Africa
Big Pin - Kenya

Best Female Artist from East Africa
Tsedenia Gebremarkos - Ethiopia
Achien'g Abura - Kenya

Best Male Artist From Central Africa
Felix Wazekwa - D R of Congo
Werra-son - D R of Congo

Best Male Artist from Southern Africa
Kabelo Mabalane (formerly of TKZee) - South Africa

Best Female Artist from Southern Africa
Thandiswa Mazwai (formerly of Bongo Maffin) - South Africa

Best African Male Diaspora (U.S.A)
Usher - USA

Best Artist Europe-Caribbean Diaspora
Kaysha - France

Best Gospel Male Artist
DNG - Kenya

Best Female Gospel Artist
Deborah Fraser - South Africa

Best Gospel Group
Schekina - Cote D'Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Most Promising African Male Artist
Madson Junior - Burkina Faso

Most Promising African Female
Swazi - South Africa
Dinaly - Cameroon

Best African video
Zola - "Don't Cry" - South Africa
Reggie Rockstone - "Ah" - Ghana

Best African Arrangement
Wanda Baloyi - "Nomikota" - South Africa

Revelation of the Year
Malaika - South Africa

KORA Awards website

4th Independent Music Award Winners

For complete winner list, audio, links, and info, see www.disclogic.com

International Songwriters Competition

Click song name to download mp3,
click artist name for more info.

World category

First Place:
"Agapi Mou (My Love)"
- Modeste Hugues (London, England)

Second Place:
"Samulai"– Opetaia Foai [songwriter and leader of Te Vaka] (Auckland, New Zealand)

Third Place:
"Waliyu"Seydina Insa Wade (Dakar, Senegal)


BBC 2005 World Music Award Winners

For more BBC world music info, see the BBC Web site

World Music-related Grammy Winners

5th Latin Grammy Winners

Best New Artist/Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album : Maria Rita

Best Urban Music Album: Vico C - En Honor A La Verdad

Best Alternative Music Album: Café Tacuba - Cuatro Caminos

Best Salsa Album: Celia Cruz - Regalo Del Alma

Best Traditional Tropical Album: Bebo Valdés y Diego El Cigala - Lágrimas Negras

Best Instruental Album: Yo-Yo Ma - Obrigado Brazil Live In Concert

Best Folk Album: Kepa Junkera - K

Best Flamenco Album: Paco De Lucía - Cositas Buenas

Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album: Carlinhos Brown - Carlinhos Brown Es Carlito Marrón

For more Grammy info, see Grammy.com

Just Plain Folks 2004 Music Awards

Song Winners
Category - Song - Songwriter(s) - Artist - Location

  • Best African Song -- Voz Do Sangue -- Ze Manel -- Ze Manel -- Guinea-Bissau
  • Best Celtic Song -- Liquid Silver -- Beth Quist -- Guarneri Underground -- WA
  • Best Instrumental Celtic Song -- Weeting Fair -- B. E. Eade -- Straight Furrow -- UK
  • Best Ethnic Song -- Des Tics Et Tacs Et Lucia -- David Bursztein -- David Bursztein -- MD
  • Best Jewish Song -- Mama Loshen -- Slandor Slomovits -- Gemini-Sandor Slomovits -- MI
  • Best Latin Song -- Nuyorican Blues -- Garcia, Gold, Timmons -- L.A. Carpool Feat. Gloria T -- CA
  • Best Reggae Song -- Let's Get Rowdy -- Terry Letman -- Lovechilde-Jemiah-Kormelo -- NC

Album Winners
Category -- Album -- Artist -- Location

  • Best African Album -- African Citizen -- Ze Manel -- Guinea-Bissau
  • Best Cajun/Zydeco Album -- Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés -- Legendary Masters of Cajun and Creole Music -- France
  • Best Celtic Album -- Waitin' For A Ride -- Darby O'Gill -- OR
  • Best Instrumental Celtic Album -- Free Time -- Straight Furrow -- UK
  • Best Dance Album -- Le Boom-Chick -- SKAMP (also Group of the Year) -- Lithuania
  • Best American Ethnic Album -- Sacred Journey -- Charlie Wayne Watson -- GA
  • Best Asian Ethnic Album -- Tropical Sufferings -- Mother Of Soul -- Japan
  • Best European Ethnic Album -- Faux Realism -- Les Sans Culottes -- France
  • Best Middle Eastern Ethnic Album -- Yarus -- Mirage -- Armenia
  • Best Jewish/Hebrew/Klezmer Album -- Old Roots New World -- Maxwell Street Klezmer Band -- IL
  • Best Latin Album -- Salsa Pop -- L.A. Carpool Featuring Gloria T -- CA
  • Best New Age Album -- Ethnic -- Shiva In Exile -- Germany
  • Best Reggae Album -- Mr Progressive -- Shakey Ranks -- Barbados

Read more at www.jpfolks.com



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