World music award nominations for 2006

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The nominees for the BBC Radio 3 Awards For World Music have been announced. The awards ceremony will be held next year, returning to London after several years away. Africa Ali Farka Toure (Mali) Amadou and Mariam (Mali), Emmanuel Jal (Sudan) and Lura (Cape Verde)
Americas Ry Cooder (USA), Seu Jorge (Brazil), Omar Sosa (Cuba) and Carlos Vives (Columbia)
Middle East & North Africa Ilham Al Madfai (Iraq), Souad Massi (Algeria), Rachid Taha (Algeria) and Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia)
Asia Pacific Faiz Ali Faiz (Pakistan), Susheela Raman (India/UK), Sain Zahoor (Pakistan) and Yat-Kha (Tuva)
Europe Armenian Navy Band (Armenia), Enzo Avitabile e Bottari (Italy), Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania) and Mariza (Portugal/Mozambique)
Newcomer Dobet Gnahore (Ivory Coast), Konono No.1 (Congo), Lura (Cape Verde) and Daby Toure (Mauritania)
Boundary Crossing Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet (India; USA), Yasmin Levy (Israel), Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland) and Nitin Sawhney (India/UK)
Club Global Mercan Dede (Turkey), MIA (Sri Lanka/UK), DJ Shantel (Romania) and Cheb I Sabbah (Algeria)