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Kimmo Pohjonen

BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006 Nominees Announced
Published October 31, 2005

The annual BBC award will be handed out in the categories of Africa, Asia/Pacific, Americas, Europe, Mideast & North Africa, Newcomer, Boundary Crossing and Club Global. A Critics Award and an Audience Award will be announced later.

Nominees have been announced for the 2006 BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards. The announcement was made at the WOMEX conference in the U.K. The nominees are:

Africa 
Ali Farka Toure
Amadou & Mariam
Emmanuel Jal
Lura 

Asia/Pacific
Faiz Ali Faiz
Susheela Raman
Sain Zahoor
Yat-Kha
 
Americas  
Ry Cooder
Seu Jorge
Omar Sosa
Carlos Vives 

Europe
Armenian Navy Band
Enzo Avitabile e Bottari
Fanfare Ciocarlia
Mariza
 
Mid East & North Africa 
Ilham Al Madfai
Souad Massi
Rachid Taha
Dhafer Youssef 

Newcomer
Dobet Gnahore
Konono No. 1
Lura
Daby Toure
 
Boundary Crossing 
Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet
Yasmin Levy
Kimmo Pohjonen
Nitin Sawhney 

Club Global
Mercan Dede
MIA
DJ Shantel
Cheb I Sabbah

Critics Award and Audience Award nominees have not yet been announced.