World Music Winners of 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco (Knitting Factory Records)
Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco (Knitting Factory Records)
The Recording Academy announced today the winners of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Two predictable recordings tied for Best World Music Album: Live: Singing For Peace Around The World by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) and Savor Flamenco (Knitting Factory Records) by Gipsy Kings.

Paquito D’Rivera‚Äôs Song For Maura (Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records) won the Best Latin Jazz Album award.

Below is a sampling of winners in world music and roots music-related categories:

Best Americana Album

Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (Nonesuch Records)

Best Bluegrass Album

The Streets Of Baltimore – Del McCoury Band (McCoury Music)

Best Blues Album

Get Up! – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite (Stax)

Best Folk Album

My Favorite Picture Of You – Guy Clark (Dualtone)

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Dockside Sessions – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (Musicmatters Records)

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley In Concert – Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong Worldwide)

Author: World Music Central News Department

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