Worldwide Awards 2019


We celebrated a year in music at KOKO 2 weeks ago. It was our 15th  Worldwide Awards, one of my faves, and as always it was a full on session that featured 7 live acts and 6 DJ sets.

Check the summary video made by Three Shades Creative
Watch the RIP tribute put together by our guest artists this year

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

Animation by Gareth Horner

Below is a full list of the winers of each of the categories

Track of the Year: Abusey Junction - KOKOROKO

Album of the Year: Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo

Jazz Album of the Year: Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

Label of the Year: First Word Records

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ig Culture

Breakthrough Act: Slowthai

John Peel Play More Jazz Award: Ben LaMar Gay

Session of the Year: Jazz Special at Maida Vale with Joe Armon-Jones, Fatima, Nubya Garcia Hak Baker & Ishmael Ensemble



Photo credit - Rob Jones instagram @hirobjones

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