Bob Dylan to Perform at 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards with Mumford & Sons and Avett Brothers in a Special Salute to Acoustic Music

Bob Dylan
Ten-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bob Dylan will perform at 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards with current GRAMMY nominee Mumford & Sons and folk-rock band the Avett Brothers in a special salute to acoustic music.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nominees for Best Traditional World Music Album include Gyuto Monks Of Tibet, Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Mali’s Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, and tango act Vayo.

The artists nominated for Best Contemporary World Music Album include American banjo player Béla Fleck, Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto, Afropop star Angelique Kidjo, veteran Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, and Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon.

Presenters for the show GRAMMY include Zac Brown, actor Eva Longoria, actor and singer Jennifer Lopez, singer Ricky Martin, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, actor and singer Matthew Morrison, television and radio host Ryan Seacrest, actor Jason Segel, Keith Urban, and, have been.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will include performances by Afro-Colombian hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown; blues musician Buddy Guy; singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper; American roots musician Maria Muldaur; contemporary blues artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd; trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty; legendary gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples; jazz musician Kirk Whalum; and R&B singer/songwriter and GRAMMY winner Betty Wright.

Following is a list of world music-related nominees:

Best Traditional World Music Album, Vocal or Instrumental

    Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks Of Tibet [New Earth Records]

    I Speak Fula – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba [Sub Pop / Next Ambiance]

    Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir [Shanachie Entertainment]

    Ali And Toumani – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté [World Circuit-Nonesuch]

    Tango Universal – Vayo [Big Dream Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Latin Jazz Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Tropical Latin Album, Vocal or Instrumental

    Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso – El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico [Sony Music Latin]

    A son de guerra – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 [Capitol Latin]

    Irrepetible – Gilberto Santa Rosa [Sony Music Latin]

    Viva La Tradición – Spanish Harlem Orchestra [Concord Picante]

    100 Sones Cubanos – (Various Artists), Edesio Alejandro, Nelson Estevez & Juan Hidalgo, producers
    [J&N Records]

Best Americana Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Bluegrass Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Best Traditional Folk Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Contemporary Folk Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Hawaiian Music Album, Vocal or Instrumental

    Huana Ke Aloha – Tia Carrere [Daniel Ho Creations]

    Amy Hanaiali’i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii
    – Amy Hanaiali‘i And Slack Key Masters Of Hawaii
    [Peterson Productions]

    Polani – Daniel Ho [Daniel Ho Creations]

    The Legend – Ledward Kaapana [Rhythm & Roots Records]

    Maui On My Mind – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Jeff Peterson [Peterson Productions]

Best Native American Music Album, Vocal or Instrumental

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Best Reggae Album, Vocal or Instrumental

    Before The Dawn – Buju Banton [Gargamel Music, Inc.]

    Isaacs Meets Isaac – Gregory Isaacs & King Isaac [King Isaac Music]

    Revelation – Lee “Scratch” Perry [Megawave Records]

    Made In Jamaica – Bob Sinclair And Sly & Robbie [Yellow Productions/Universal Music France]

    One Pop Reggae + Sly & Robbie And The Family Taxi [Phase One Communications/Taxi Records]

    Legacy An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh – Andrew Tosh [Box10/Tuff Gong]

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album, Vocal or Instrumental

    Oro – ChocQuibTown [Nacional Records]

    Amor Vincit Omnia – Draco [Sony Music Latin]

    El Existential – Grupo Fantasma [Nat Geo Music]

    Bulevar 2000 – Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible [Nacional Records]

    1977 – Ana Tijoux [Nacional Records]

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at and, and on YouTube.

Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central


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