Who are the best Slovak bands?

Folklore is in: Katarína Máliková wins three awards for variations on Slovak folklore music.

Billy BarmanBilly Barman (Source: Kotian/TASR)

The Radio_Head Awards are music awards which arose in opposition to Slovak popular awards such as Slávik or Aurel. Radio_FM organized the first awards in 2008, giving space to different music than that played on commercial radio stations. Every category is awarded with a statuette with a radio instead of a head.

These musicians won awards for the year 2016:

Album of the year:

Discovery of the year:

Debut of the year:

Single of the year:

World music/folk:

Hip-hop/rap/RNB:

Electronic music:

Hard& Heavy:

Jazz music:

Classical music: Milan Paľa, Marián Lejava and the Symphonic Orchestra of Slovenský rozhlas – Violin concerts of Karol Szymanowský and Alban Berg

The best experimental record of the year:

Album of 2016, Critics choice:

Special awards:

Advance Investments Foundation Award: Keosz

SOZA Award for contribution and development of Slovak music culture: Janko Lehotský

Overall Contribution to Music Award: Richard Čermák for compilation Ostrov hudby

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