Mamadou Diabate and Bela Fleck World Music Winners at 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

Mamadou Diabate -   Douga Mansa
Mamadou Diabate – Douga Mansa

The winners of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced this evening by The Recording Academy at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the Best Contemporary World Music Album category, the award goes to ‘Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions by banjo innovatorm Béla Fleck (USA). The Best Traditional World Music Album is for Douga Mansa by kora master Mamadou Diabate (Mali). The Best Latin Jazz Album award goes to Juntos Para Siempre by Cuban father and son duo Bebo Valdés and Chucho Valdés.

Other roots music categories:

Author: World Music Central News Department

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