Youssou N’Dour Wins Grammy Award

Youssou N'Dour  - Egypt
Youssou N’Dour – Egypt
Los Angeles, California, USA – The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, announced this evening the winners of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. The annual event took place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour won the contemporary world music Grammy with his album Egypt.

The winners in the world music and other roots music categories are:Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Raise Your Spirit Higher

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Heads Up International]

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Egypt

Youssou N’Dour
[Nonesuch]

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Land of the Sun

Charlie Haden
[Verve International]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Street Signs

Ozomatli
[Concord Records]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Ahora Si

Israel López “Cachao”
[Univision Records]

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Across 110th Street

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Featuring Ruben Blades
[Libertad Records]

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Blues to the Bone

Etta James
[RCA Victor]

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Keep It Simple

Keb’ Mo’
[Epic/Okeh]

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Beautiful Dreamer – The Songs of Stephen Foster

Various Artists
Steve Fishell, David Macias & Tamara Saviano, producers
[American Roots Publishing]

Best Contemporary Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Revolution Starts…Now

Steve Earle
[Artemis Records/E-Squared]

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Cedar Dream Songs

Bill Miller
[Paras Recordings]

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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Slack Key Guitar Volume 2

Various Artists
Charles Michael Brotman, producer
[Palm Records]

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

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True Love

Toots & The Maytals
[V2 Records]

To read the entire list of winners, go to:
http://www.grammy.com/awards/grammy/47winners.aspx

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional
development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.

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