Photo of Ravi Shankar by Michael Collopy
Ravi wins Best World Music Album Grammy award
Last night Los Angeles held the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in which the late Ravi Shankar was awarded the Best World Music Album Award for The Living Room Sessions Part 1. Accepting the award on his behalf was daughter Anoushka Shankar whose album, Traveller was also nominated for the award.
Additionally, he was amongst seven artists who were given Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a pre-Grammy ceremony on Saturday, both daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones accepted the award. They spoke of how glad they were that he had known about this accolade before his passing, and of his excitement to be receiving it. View the speech here.
Cajun band The Band Coutbouillon (featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy) were the overjoyed winners of the Best Regional Roots Music Album Award for their self-titled record. Only the second Cajun band to ever win a Grammy, they were (more importantly) a Songlines Top of the World in issue #84 (June 2012).