Friday, August 29, 2008

Womex Top Label Award

In other news worth celebrating, Six Degrees Records has been awarded a "Top Label" Award from WOMEX the good folks who put on the annual World Music Expo which is pretty much THE gathering place for people in the global music business)

We're pleased to be ranked in the Top 10 since we don't even really consider ourselves a "World Music" label.

Big congrats to our friend Jacob Edgar's relatively young label Cumbancha who was this year's #1 label. Cumbancha releases lovely music that is well worth your attention.


1) Cumbancha (USA)
Chart-topping CDs:
The Garifuna Women’s Project: Umalali; Habib Koité: Afriki; Rupa & The
April Fishes: Extraordinary Rendition

2) Sterns (UK)
Chart-topping CDs:
Les Amazones de Guinea : Wamato ; Tabu Ley Rochereau : The Voice of Lightness;
Mbilia Bel: Bel Canto – Best of the Genidia Years

3) Crammed / Ziriguiboom (Belgium)
Chart-topping CDs:
Taraf de Haidouks: Maskarada ; DJ Dolores : 1 Real ; Kasai All Stars :
Congotronics 3: In the 7th Moon

4) Doublemoon (Turkey)
Mercan Dede: 800; Various Artists: Doublemoon Remixed

5) Naïve (France)
Melingo: Maldito Tango; Hadouk Trio: Baldamore

6) Riverboat / World Music Network (UK)
Debashish Bhattacharya: Calcutta Chronicles; Bob Brozman Orchestra: Lumiere

7) Network Medien (Germany)
Djivan Gasparyan: The Soul of Armenia; Various Artists: Desert Blues 3

8) World Circuit (UK)
Orchestra Baobad: Made in Dakar; Toumani Diabate: The Mande Variations

9) Six Degrees (USA)
Niyaz: Nine Heavens ; Issa Bagayogo: Mali Koura

10) Lusafrica (Cape Verde / France)
Tcheka: Lonji; Teofilo Chantre: Viaja

11) Piranha (Germany)
Watcha Clan: Diaspora Hi-Fi

12) Contre-Jour (Belgium)
Project 3MA (Rajery/Ballake Sissoko/Driss el Maloumi): 3MA

13) Wrasse (UK)
Sa Dingding : Alive

14) World Connection (The Netherlands)
Neco Novellas: New Dawn – Ku Khata

15) Galileo MC (Germany / Spain)
Al Andaluz Project: Deus et Diabolus

16) Jaro Medien (Germany)
Dona Rosa : Alma Livre

17) Temps (Spain)
Lidia Pujol: Els Amants de Lilith

18) The Act Company (Germany)
Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty

19) Nonesuch (USA)
Youssou N’Dour : Rokku Mi Rokka

20) Rounder (USA)
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss : Raising Sand

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