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    "fRoots" Best Album Nominees Include Carolina Chocolate Drops, AfroCubism, Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Cheikh Lô

    The nominations are in for the fRoots Critics Poll of Best New Album of 2010, and among them are the Carolina Chocolate Drops, for their Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, and several artists on the World Circuit/Nonesuch roster: AfroCubism for their self-titled album, AfroCubism's Toumani Diabaté and the late Ali Farka Touré for their self-titled duo album, and Cheikh Lô, for Jamm, released on World Circuit in August.

    This year marks the 25th annual fRoots Critics Poll. The final winners will be announced in BBC Radio 3's World on 3 on Friday, December 3, at 11:15 PM GMT. For more information, visit frootsmag.com.

    To pick up a copy of Genuine Negro Jig, AfroCubism, and Ali & Toumani, with high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the albums included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store, where you can also pre-order Carolina Chocolate Drops forthcoming EP with Luminescent Orchestrii; a limited number of the vinyl EPs signed by the Chocolate Drops are still available.

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"fRoots" Best Album Nominees Include Carolina Chocolate Drops, AfroCubism, Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Cheikh Lô

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The nominations are in for the fRoots Critics Poll of Best New Album of 2010, and among them are the Carolina Chocolate Drops and several artists on the World Circuit/Nonesuch roster: AfroCubism, Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté, and Cheikh Lô. This year marks the 25th annual fRoots Critics Poll. The winners will be announced in BBC Radio 3's World on 3 on December 3.

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The nominations are in for the fRoots Critics Poll of Best New Album of 2010, and among them are the Carolina Chocolate Drops, for their Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, and several artists on the World Circuit/Nonesuch roster: AfroCubism for their self-titled album, AfroCubism's Toumani Diabaté and the late Ali Farka Touré for their self-titled duo album, and Cheikh Lô, for Jamm, released on World Circuit in August.

This year marks the 25th annual fRoots Critics Poll. The final winners will be announced in BBC Radio 3's World on 3 on Friday, December 3, at 11:15 PM GMT. For more information, visit frootsmag.com.

To pick up a copy of Genuine Negro Jig, AfroCubism, and Ali & Toumani, with high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the albums included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store, where you can also pre-order Carolina Chocolate Drops forthcoming EP with Luminescent Orchestrii; a limited number of the vinyl EPs signed by the Chocolate Drops are still available.

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