55th Grammy Award Winners Announced, Ravi Shankar Wins World Music Award

Best World Music Album award -  The Living Room Sessions Part 1 by Ravi Shankar
Best World Music Album award –
The Living Room Sessions Part 1 by Ravi Shankar
The Recording Academy announced this evening, February 10th, 2013, the winners of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The late Ravi Shankar wins the Best World Music Album with his album The Living Room Sessions Part 1.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (California).

Following is a list of winners compiled by World Music Central in categories related with world and roots music genres:

Best World Music Album

The Living Room Sessions Part 1 by Ravi Shankar (East Meets West Music)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Pecados y Milagros by Lila Downs (Sony Music)

Best Latin Jazz Album

¡Ritmo! by The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band (Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records)

Best Tropical Latin Album

Retro by Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña (Pink Chaos Productions)

Best Americana Album

Slipstream by Bonnie Raitt (Redwing Records)

Best Bluegrass Album

Nobody Knows You by Steep Canyon Rangers (Rounder Records)

Best Blues Album

Locked Down by Dr. John (Nonesuch Records)

Best Folk Album

The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (Sony Classical)

Best Regional Roots Music Album

The Band Courtbouillon by Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy (Valcour Records)

Best Reggae Album

Rebirth by Jimmy Cliff (UMe/Sunpower)

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.”.

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