Four Smithsonian Folkways Albums Win Fan-Voted Independent Music Awards!
In addition to the official awards determined by a panel of judges, the Independent Music Awards conducts the "Vox Pop Awards" as voted by fans. Four Smithsonian Folkways albums won 2011 Vox Pop Awards, in addition to four judged awards. Here are the 2011 IMA Vox Pop winners:
Music Video, Long Form
- Music of Central Asia Vol. 7: In the Shrine of the Heart: Popular Classics from Bukhara and Beyond (tie)
- Music of Central Asia Vol. 8: Rainbow feat. Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (tie)
- Music of Central Asia Vol. 9: In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals (tie)
- Go Waggaloo t-shirt design by Sonya Cohen Cramer (drawing by Woodie Guthrie)