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Youssou N'Dour's Fatteliku album has been voted album of the year in the Compilation, Reissue and Historical category of the fRoots Magazine Critics Poll 2015.
On announcing their winners for this year fRoots call the album "a great, previously unreleased archive recording of Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and his band in full flight back in 1987."
A panel of almost 300 local and international experts votes in the Critics Poll and any albums that fit into fRoots' loose remit - "anything from anywhere with roots in a tradition" - are eligible for consideration.
So, we're rather chuffed!
Totó La Momposina also featured in the top ten of the same 'historical' category coming in at number 8 for her Tambolero album, whilst Spiro's Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow gained a notable mention in the category of Album of the Year.