Jayme Stone wins Canadian Folk Music award

Jayme Stone - outstanding in his fieldJayme Stone picked up another trophy last Saturday (11/21) at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa to add to his two previous Juno Awards. Not bad for a banjo player.

He won for World Group of the Year for Africa To Appalachia, his ongoing collaboration with Malian kora player Mansa Sissoko. Both a studio CD and extensive touring have resulted from this cross-cultural musical exchange – not to mention this latest award.


Jayme tells us that he will tour in the US with a new version of Africa To Appalachia in 2010 (Jayme Stone on banjo, Yacouba Sissoko on kora and vocals, Mike Barnett on fiddle, and Nick Fraser on percussion).

All tour details can be found on Stone’s web site.

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