Live from The Barbican in London, Andrew McGregor introduces this year's Poll Winners' Concert, hosted by Verity Sharp and Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Six of this year's winning bands have crossed the globe for these special concert appearances, which are the culmination of a weekend of events linked to the Awards.
Asia-Pacific: Debashish Bhattacharya (India)
A master of the Indian slide guitar.
Club Global: Gotan Project (Argentina/France)
World leaders in electrotango.
Lucy Duran brings us all the backstage buzz, DJ Pathaan reports on the newest trends in Indian classical music, BBC World Service presenter Juan Carlos Jaramillo presents a mini-history of the tango, and Samir Farah of the BBC Arabic Service explores Lebanon's musical heritage.
Middle East-North Africa: Ghada Shbeir (Lebanon).
A musician bringing the thousand-year-old Arabo-Andalusian repertory into the 21st century.
Newcomer: K'naan (Somalia)
Now settled in Canada, he writes hip-hop that draws on his childhood experiences in the war-torn country of his birth.
DJ Rita Ray has a guide to African rap, French reporter Daniel Brown profiles Algerian musicians in exile and DJ Eric Soul surveys the music of Ethiopia.
Culture Crossing: Maurice el Medioni (Algeria-France)
A veteran pianist specialising in the 'piano oriental' style that emerged in colonial Algeria.
Africa: Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopia)
A singer long celebrated as Ethiopia's finest, who is only now becoming known internationally.