48th Annual GRAMMY Award Winners Announced

Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate - In the Heart of the Moon
Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate – In the Heart of the Moon
Santa Mónica (California), USA – The Recording Academy announced this evening the winners of the Grammy Awards.

The Best Traditional World Music Album went to In the Heart of the Moon by Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate (World Circuit/Nonesuch).

The winner of Best Contemporary World Music Album is Eletracústico by Gilberto Gil (Warner Music Latina).Eddie Palmieri won Best Latin Jazz Album with
Listen Here! (Concord Picante).

The Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album went to Cuban legend Bebo Valdés with

Bebo De Cuba (Calle 54 Records).

Willy Chirino won Best Salsa/Merengue Album (Vocal or Instrumental.) with Son del Alma (Latinum Music) .

The Best Reggae Album award went to Damian Marley for Welcome to Jamrock (Tuff Gong/Universal).

The Best Native American Music Album went to Sacred Ground – A Tribute To Mother Earth, featuring Various Artists, Jim Wilson, producer (Silverwave Records/Katahdin Productions).

Bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien won the Best Traditional Folk Album category with Fiddler’s Green (Sugar Hill Records)

The Best Contemporary Folk Album award went to Fair & Square by John Prine (Oh Boy Records)

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Vol. 1. 1 won the Best Hawaiian Music Album. Various Artists. Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers (Daniel Ho Creations).

For information about other winners go to: http://www.grammy.com/Grammy_Awards/Annual_Show/48_nominees.aspx

The Grammy Awards — the American music industry’s premier event — took place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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