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Best Local Traditional/World Band/Artist

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best local international music act BOA Award Winner

Serenata Band

Best local international music act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Batata Doce
When BATATA DOCE first hit the scene around ’07, the group concocted a hybrid of Appalachian sounds over a traditional Brazilian backbeat. Over time, the group has shifted through varying musical textures of tropicalia, psychedelia and ’60s pop that culminates in a spacey, spicy meltingmore...
When BATATA DOCE first hit the scene around ’07, the group concocted a hybrid of Appalachian sounds over a traditional Brazilian backbeat. Over time, the group has shifted through varying musical textures of tropicalia, psychedelia and ’60s pop that culminates in a spacey, spicy melting pot of multicultural accents and dance music. www.myspace.com/batatadoce. less...

Best local international music act BOA Award Winner

Batata Doce

Best local international music act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Serenata Band

www.serenataband.com<br.
Runner-up
A Fight to the Death
www.afighttothedeath.com

Best Local International Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Miguel Romero

Best Local International Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Miguel Romero

Best Local Latin Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Rua 6

Best Local Latino Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Serenata Band

Best Local International Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Miguel Romero

Best Local International/World Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
TIE Crumbling Arches/Miguel Romero

Crumbling Arches www.crumblingarches.tk


Miguel Romero www.miguelromero.com

Best International/World Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Hair of the Dog
Before any purists cry “Foul!” and claim that Cajun and zydeco don’t count as “world music,” last time I checked my atlas, Louisiana was part of the world. Led by Whit Connah and Barbara Panter-Connah, HAIR OF THE DOG has been making asses shake and feet glidemore...

Before any purists cry “Foul!” and claim that Cajun and zydeco don’t count as “world music,” last time I checked my atlas, Louisiana was part of the world. Led by Whit Connah and Barbara Panter-Connah, HAIR OF THE DOG has been making asses shake and feet glide for almost 30 years. The musical spirit has stayed on course as the group celebrates the culture and sounds of the ragin’ ’coon ass. But this band isn’t limited to one trick, and on any given night it may rip through a stack of classic country tunes, or a perfect Delta blues riff. With a repertoire like that, how can it not be “world music”?
www.couchslug.com/HairofTheDog/default.htm.

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Best Local International/World Music Act (TIE) BOA Award Winner

Crumbling Arches

Best Local International / World Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Ossian Gillebert

Best Local International / World Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Matt Horgan and the Salsa Trio

Best Local International / World Music Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Giwayen Mata
The all-female African drum and dance troupe GIWAYEN MATA has won this award before, but never has it been so richly deserved. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with an eclectic celebration concert, which showcased the group's increasing embrace of Diaspora music and dance forms, and a new CDmore...
The all-female African drum and dance troupe GIWAYEN MATA has won this award before, but never has it been so richly deserved. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with an eclectic celebration concert, which showcased the group's increasing embrace of Diaspora music and dance forms, and a new CD of original music (the group's first), Giwayen Mata enters its second decade as a fixture on Atlanta's black arts scene while it continues to evolve. "www.giwayenmata.com" less...

Best Local International / World Music Band / Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Janah

Best Local International / World Music Band / Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Janah
Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Keith Johnston might let his arena-isms and Bono/Peter Gabriel fixation get the best of him, but JANAH 's innovative percussion and exquisite vocal harmonies evoke the windswept Egyptian deserts and pungent Middle Eastern atmosphere better than any other local rockmore...

Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Keith Johnston might let his arena-isms and Bono/Peter Gabriel fixation get the best of him, but JANAH 's innovative percussion and exquisite vocal harmonies evoke the windswept Egyptian deserts and pungent Middle Eastern atmosphere better than any other local rock band. On stage, the incense, candles, exotic instruments, colorful attire and (hubba hubba) belly dancers add to the experience.


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Best Local International /World Music Band BOA Award Winner

Giwayan Mata
Atlanta's all-female drum and dance troupe create the kind of righteous rumble on stage that ripples through the bones of audience members and nearly crumbles the walls. It's impossible not to be moved - both spiritually and physically - by the display of polyrhythmic percussion and frenetic movement.more...
Atlanta's all-female drum and dance troupe create the kind of righteous rumble on stage that ripples through the bones of audience members and nearly crumbles the walls. It's impossible not to be moved - both spiritually and physically - by the display of polyrhythmic percussion and frenetic movement. Their occasional performances, often at Spelman College, never fail to leave the crowd standing, stomping and clapping to the beat. less...

Best Local Traditional/World Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
La Diaspora Folklorico
Drummer/percussionist Woody Williams is world-class. His constant touring has allowed intense study with the master percussionists of the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Upon his every return to the States, he rehearses these techniques with the other percussionists of La Diaspora Folklorico, andmore...
Drummer/percussionist Woody Williams is world-class. His constant touring has allowed intense study with the master percussionists of the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Upon his every return to the States, he rehearses these techniques with the other percussionists of La Diaspora Folklorico, and an intensely dramatic musical hybrid unfolds. Among their current endeavors, a combination of Santerian bata drumming with the horn improvisations of American jazz is as spiritually uplifting as it is exciting. less...

Best Local Traditional/World Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Changelings
This choice really had us scratching our heads. The Changelings — that dark, mysterious, ethereal band so beloved by the black eyeliner crowd — winning as a "world" band? Well, the Netherworld, perhaps. Kudos to these talented, persistent musicians for ascending above all expectations and appealingmore...
This choice really had us scratching our heads. The Changelings — that dark, mysterious, ethereal band so beloved by the black eyeliner crowd — winning as a "world" band? Well, the Netherworld, perhaps. Kudos to these talented, persistent musicians for ascending above all expectations and appealing to an even broader audience — one on whom the parallels between "traditional" and the Changelings' neo-classicism has not been lost. less...

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