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Scottish Arts Council

Album award at the 2005 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This award, along with 2 others at the same ceremony, increased Polwart's profile not just in the folk community but also in the wider musical arena. She attended commercial college and was a councillor on Strathclyde Regional Council from 1974 to 1979, when she was first elected to the European Parliament in the first elections, in 1979 (European Parliament election, 1979 (United Kingdom)). As an MEP she sat on the European Parliament's Culture Committee as well as being involved in the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Gas Consumers Council. She was life president of the leading Scots gay organisation Outright Scotland. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


Madrid

Manu Chao's own name. Though not an instant success, the album gained a steady following in France with hits such as "Bongo Bong" and "Clandestino (Clandestino (song))", and the album eventually earned the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards. It sold in excess of 5 million copies. On 26 October 2011 their "Amex Unstaged" concert at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain


Argentina

and alternative styles to the street vibe Chao was aiming for. The songs were collectively released as ''Clandestino'' in 1998, under Manu Chao's own name. Though not an instant success, the album gained a steady following in France with hits such as "Bongo Bong" and "Clandestino (Clandestino (song))", and the album eventually earned the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards. It sold in excess of 5 million copies. ref


Mexico

the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards. It sold in excess of 5 million copies. * Mexico (under 1 million), see German Mexicans (German immigration to Mexico) and Mennonites in Mexico. Also of note


Brazil

the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards. It sold in excess of 5 million copies. thumb right Maurice Ewing (Image:M.Ewing-1948.jpg), 1948 *Heinz Ebert (1907–1983), Germany-Brazil, Geologist, petrologist *Niles Eldredge (born 1943), American paleontologist; theory of punctuated equilibrium Brazil created its special operations forces in the 1950s. There are commando units


United States

Official website The band found critical success in the United States in 2002, with their third album ''Behind the Music (Behind the Music (album))'', released the previous year in Sweden. It was nominated for the Best Alternative Album award (Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album) at the 2003 Grammy Awards (Grammy Awards of 2003). They toured the US in 2002 with Oasis (Oasis (band)) in support of their album '' Behind the Music (album) Behind


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