Indian American Anoushka Shankar among 2016 Grammy Nominees

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian American sitarist Anoushka Shankar and Indo-British director Asif Kapadia are among the Indian-origin nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards, which will be held in February 2016.

Shankar, 34, has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her solo album ‘Home’, which is a pure Indian classical album showcasing the meditative and virtuosic qualities of the Indian raga.

‘Home’ features two ragas, one of which is a creation of her late father Ravi Shankar. This is her fifth nomination in the same category.

Indo-British director Asif Kapadia features in the nominees list of Best Music Film category for ‘Amy’, his documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse.

Indian origin musician Jeff Bhasker features in the top category -Record of the Year – for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’. His other nomination is in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category.

‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’ in the Best Instrumental Composition category has garnered a nod to Indian origin Rudresh Mahanthappa. He and fellow artistes will be competing with another Indian origin talent – composer David Balkrishnan (Confetti Man) in the same section.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, next year.

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