46th Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, USA – The 46th Grammy Awards winners were announced Sunday, February 8th, 2004. The award for best traditional world music album went to Sacred Tibetan Chant by The Monks Of Sherab Ling Monastery (Naxos World), while the contemporary world music award went to Voz D’Amor (Bluebird) by Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora.

The Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album went to Buenos Hermanosby Cuban musician Ibrahim Ferrer (Nonesuch Records) and the Best Salsa/Merengue Album went to Regalo del Alma by the late Celia Cruz (Sony Discos).

Other awards of interest to the world music audience include:

Best Latin Pop Album

  • No Es Lo Mismo
    Alejandro Sanz (WEA International)

    Best Latin
    Rock/Alternative Album

    • Cuatro Caminos
      Café Tacuba (MCA Records)

    Mexican/Mexican-American Album

    • Afortunado

      by Joan Sebastian

    Best Tejano

    • Si Me Faltas Tu
      Jimmy González y El Grupo Mazz (Freddie Records)

    Traditional Blues Album

    • Blues Singer

      by Buddy Guy
      (Silvertone Records)

    Contemporary Blues Album

    • Let’s Roll

      by Etta James
      (Private Music)

    Traditional Folk Album

    • Wildwood Flower
      June Carter Cash (Dualtone Music Group)

    Contemporary Folk Album

    • The Wind

      by Warren Zevon
      (Artemis Records)

    Best Native
    American Music Album

    Best Reggae

    Best Polka

    For the
    complete list of winners, go to:

    Author: Angel Romero

    Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.