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Des wrote:The nominations look a bit tired and predictable to me mainly cos I've heard of most of them and have many CDs by them. It is a bit worrying that I'm kind of 'up to speed' with current world music trends and that there's nothing much else to discover.
Chris Potts wrote:Didn't the Beeb's staff on the ground -their correspondents and presenters living in different parts of the world, and/or suggestions sent in by listeners to the world service (Charlie's prog and The Beat), also use to have some say in this ?
As I (incorrectly ?) remember, this used to throw up some new names and fresh faces outside the usual WM media radar ?
Chris Potts wrote:Frankly it is bleedin scandalous that Feryal Oney, Kardes Turkuler, Aynur, or The Taksim Trio haven't made the nominations for Middle-East (or Europe ?). When is Turkish music going to get some recognition, it's such a rich seam ?
Con Murphy wrote:Briefly playing "fantasy" AFWM here, arguably Turkey is more "Middle-Eastern/North African" than Mauritania (West Africa, surely?), so Malouma should move to the Africa category (in place of Toumani, who hasn't released an album this year, but will in 2008, guaranteeing him a place then no doubt), and one of the above (or Selim!) then goes in Middle East/North Africa.
Charlie wrote:As for the Turkish vote, the Doublemoon label has been an effective presence at WOMEX and this is the first year for a while that Mercan Dede hasn't been among the nominations, but I agree with Chris' suggestions and will be playing some of them over the months ahead. Maybe next year for Turkey?
Con Murphy wrote:I must say Club Global's looking a bit redundant these days.
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