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Gilles Peterson – World Wide Awards 2015

Its that time of the year when the excellent Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide awards comes around again. It doesn’t feel like a year has gone past when I was last at Koko. The awards took place in London on the 17th January 2015.

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This is the 10th year of the awards and my 5th one. Gilles Peterson is a radio DJ on BBC radio 6 with his weekly show on Saturday afternoons. Bringing you world music that you don’t hear on any other stations. I have been listening since the 80’s in the pirate radio station era.

This year has seen lots of new music with a return to the more jazzy feel after last years mostly fast beats rap dance music.
The show kicked off with an excellent set from Adrian Younge playing with Bilal and special guest Laetitie Sadier from Stereolab.

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Ninja Tune’s Dorian Concept played a few tracks from there latest album.

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The Awards

Album of the year was won by Fatima – Yellow Memories

Track of the year won by Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar

Label of the year won by Strut Records

John Peel Play More Jazz award was won by Malcom Catto & Bilal

Lifetime Achievement Award was won byMarshall Allen

Breakthrough Act of the Year was won byLittle Simz

Session of the Year was won byMelanie De Biasio

Next on the stage was the Heliocentrics bringing a bit of Sun Ra to the stage. Flash back to the 80’s psychedelic.Also on stage with them was 92 year old Marshall Allen still going strong.

Then later was clap clap this was mental music pulsing through your body. We were in the centre of the dance floor and you could feel the vibrations ripping through your body.

 

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Near the end came Anushka and up and coming star, she should be big in 2015.

The highlight of the show for me was Taylor McFerrin, Clap! Clap! & Anushka.

Links

More of my photos are on Flickr – httpss://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/
You can also catch Gilles on BBC radio 6 music or on the iplayer.

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