World of Music Awards

WORLD OF MUSIC AWARDS

ROUND 2009
WINNER
Gong Linna
Gong Linna
Chinese singer Gong Linna is a pioneer in China, creating an individual, new Chinese Art Music. She is transforming the lightness of traditional Chinese melodies and the "Qi" (energy/breath) of centuries old Qin-compositions into new songs in a contemporary production.
FINALISTS
Ipercussonici Ouanani Dubravko Lapaine Unni Lovlid The Yoginis Jobareth Kunda Masilva Mabrouk Band Paul Miskin
ROUND 2008
WINNER
Ghalia Benali
Ghalia Benali
Raised in Tunisia and Brussels, Ghalia Benali grew up with a strong background in Arabic music and poetry and was exposed to a variety of World Music influences from an early age including Egyptian and Indian musicals, melodies from Syria and Iraq and the 'tartil', the sung lectures from the Koran. Throughout her carer, Ghalia has performed with a variety of talented World Music artists including Shahnez (Arabo-Flamenco), Yoda (Ethnic), Alpalna (Arabo-Indian), Maak's Spirit (Jazz), Hh Kaly (Electro, Arabo, Indian), Timnaa (Arabo, Spanish, Folk), and many more. Ghalia is currently touring with her most recent project "Romeo en Leila", a musical spectacle where Arab music meets traditional western music and jazz.
FINALISTS
Yunasi Sonya Mazumdar Yechiel Hasson Makana Azadoota Dehli 2 Dublin Liz Longley Vanya Djalma Chaves