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April 2nd, 2007 10:10am EDT favorite Add to My News
Ali Farka ToureMalian singer Ali Farka Toure has taken home the top honor at the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, after his release Savane scooped the Album of the Year award at the London ceremony. Somalian rapper K'naan won the Best Newcomer award, while French singer Camille emerged winner in the Europe category, and Lebanese star Ghade Shbeir won the Middle East and North Africa section.

Other winners on the night include Gogol Bordello in the Americas category, Debashish Bhattacharya in the Asia/Pacific section, and Gotan Project in Club Global. The winners' concert will be held at the Barbican in London on May 27th.

-Check out Ali Farka Toure's Discography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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