Seckou wins Africa & Middle East category in Songlines Music Awards 2016!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Seckou Keita has won the Africa & Middle East category in Songlines Music Awards 2016 for his solo album ’22 Strings’, co-produced with Theatr Mwldan and ARC Music Productions.

“I’m delighted that Seckou is the winner of our Africa & Middle East category this year – he’s a hugely popular artist and this is a much-deserved win for 22 Strings, his supremely graceful and highly personal album of solo kora music.” Jo Frost, Editor, Songlines Magazine

Read more on this years Songlines Awards here.


Seckou nominated for ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Africa & Middle East’ category in Songlines Music Awards 2016

Seckou has been nominated in two categories in the 2016  Songlines Music Awards: ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Africa and Middle East’.

The winners are due to be announced in the next edition of Songlines Magazine which will be out in early June. A compilation album, featuring 19 of the nominated artists in the five geographical categories, is available on CD via Amazon.

More info here….

22 Strings in Songlines Magazine Top Ten Albums of 2015

We’re delighted to announce that 22 Strings has been selected as one of Songlines Magazines Top Ten Albums of 2015.

Songlines’ editors Jo Frost and Simon Broughton made their selection from their favourite albums that have been reviewed within Songlines magazine in the last 12 months.

You can read more about these ten albums in the next issue (Jan/Feb 2016, #114), out on December 11.

More on their website….