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Auntie Flo wins Scottish Album Of The Year Award

By | Published on Monday 9 September 2019

Scottish Album Of The Year Award

Auntie Flo – aka producer Brian d’Souza – has won this year’s Scottish Album Of The Year Award for his latest album ‘Radio Highlife’.

At a ceremony at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms last week, d’Souza was handed his trophy and £20,000 in prize money. The other nine shortlisted artists also received £1000 each.

“‘Radio Highlife’ is absolute proof that Scotland’s music travels a two-way street with the rest of the world”, says Alan Morrison, Head Of Music at Creative Scotland. “Brian d’Souza has brought the sunshine of Africa into The SAY Award and gives us a worthy winner. Congratulations to him and to all of the shortlisted nominees”.

Robert Kilpatrick, General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association, adds: “This year’s campaign saw 293 eligible albums submitted, the highest number of any SAY Award campaign to date. Not only does this highlight the fact that Scotland’s recorded output is in great health, but it also shows that in spite of being in the age of algorithm-driven playlists, the album as a format still deeply matters to both artists and music fans”.

Previous winners of the prize include Youth Fathers, Anna Meredith, Kathryn Joseph and RM Hubbert.