The 17th WOMEX Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 25 October at the Palace of Arts in Budapest and will recognise formidable artistry, professionalism and contribution to the arts sector and record label output in the following three categories: Artist Award; Professional Excellence Award; and Top Label Award. This year, Cheikh Lô has been selected as the recipient of the Artist Award.
Beloved in Senegal, adored by world music fans and admired by musicians around the world, there is no doubt that Cheikh Lô is one of the giants of West African music. Lô is a tireless musical innovator, pushing boundaries in both his own music and as a collaborator with many and varied artists. We are delighted to bestow this honour upon him and he will perform a special show that will bring WOMEX to a close for another year.
Photo: Bernard Benant
article submitted by:Anna Rees, Piranha Arts