Monday, September 27, 2010
For the third year in a row Cumbancha has been named in the top three labels in the prestigious Womex Top Label Award. This year Cumbancha takes first runner up. A joint project between Womex and World Music Charts Europe, the award's winners are selected using the charts of 47 radio broadcasters from 24 countries collected over 12 months from October 2009 to September 2010. Releases by Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Rupa & the April Fishes, Kimi Djabate, Sarazino and Luísa Maita pushed up the WMCE charts with Sierra Leone's All Stars holding the #1 spot for two months.
Congratulations to World village / Harmonia mundi for their win this year and to all of the other labels honored by the award. The full listing of ranking labels is available on the Womex website.