Geneva, 18 March 2011 – Six albums and songs from the Central Asia series produced by the Aga Khan Music Initiative and Smithsonian Folkways were selected as finalists for the 10th Independent Music Awards. In addition, the Songlines Music Awards Nominees 2011 include Rainbow - Music of Central Asia Vol 8, the collaboration featuring the Kronos Quartet, Alim and Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi.
The Songlines finalists are nominated by popular vote whereas, for the Independent Awards, finalists become eligible for the Vox Populi awards, which are determined by fan voting.
Voting for the Independent Vox Populi awards is open through 11 July 2011. See links below to cast a vote.
The six nominations for artists supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative are:
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