Grammys 2017: Anoushka Shankar lost the Best World Music Abum Grammy to Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, which includes Indian tabla player Sandeep Das
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"It was really fun being backstage with people I admire and getting to be a part of what many call the 'real' Grammys, where a truly global and diverse group of artists are represented," Anoushka said. Anoushka was also nominated for an award in the Best World Music Album category for her solo album Home
The Indian sitarist appeared in great spirits as she took to present at the Grammys in a blue Manish Arora dress. Anoushka Shankar, who was nominated in the category for the fifth time, lost it out to Angelique Kidjo for Sings. Mr Kapadia's Grammy win comes close to the heels of his triumph at the BAFTA awards recently
"I am thrilled and proud not only to be nominated for a fifth Grammy award for my classical album Home, but also to be the first ever Indian musician to present at the Grammy Awards ceremony," Anoushka wrote on Facebook
"I am thrilled. It's lovely to be nominated again and it is always lovely to be nominated. But the fact that a classical album of really pure Indian ragas done in a simple, traditional way has been nominated is lovely, not just for me, but for the music as well," said Anoushka
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar and Amy director Asif Kapadia are among the Indian origin names featuring in the nominees list at the 58th Grammy awards, which was announced in Los Angeles on December 7. She wrote on Facebook: "Overwhelmed to have just received my fifth Grammy nomination"
"I am very excited to be back in India after 2 years. Home is a special album to me for many reasons. It is an album about going back to my roots, and was recorded as an homage to my father and guru Pandit Ravi Shankar," Anoushka Shankar said in a statement
"He never lied to me or hoodwinked me into anything. He was very clear from the beginning," she said
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Indian artists like Anoushka Shankar, Neela Vaswani and Ricky Kej have been nominated in different categories for the Grammy awards this year
Five years after she performed with her father Pandit Ravi Shankar at the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference, sitarist Anoushka Shankar will be back in the city with her maiden solo act.