Ravi Shankar gets posthumous Grammy nod for his album

PTI
Published Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Legendary music maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has received a posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards.

Los Angeles, Dec 8: Legendary music maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has received a posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards with his album 'The Living Room Sessions Part 2' in the World Music section.

The sitar master, who died last December at the age of 92, won the World Music album award last year for the first part of the album 'The Living Room Sessions Part 1', besides being given the lifetime achievement honour, which was received by his daughters Anushka Shankar and Norah Jones.

The album consists of three tracks Raga Mishra Kafi, Raga Sindhi Bhairavi and Raga Bhairavi.

Others nominees of the World Music Album category are Gipsy Kings' for 'Savor Flamenco', Femi Kuti for 'No Place For My Dream' and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for 'Live: Singing For Peace Around The World'.

Ang Lee's India-based story 'Life Of Pi' has also received a Grammy nod for music composer Mychael Danna. The album features a song by Indian Carnatic singer Bombay Jayashri titled 'Pi's Lullaby', which was also nominated at this year's Oscar.

English rock band Led Zeppelin's song titled 'Kashmir' from their sixth album 'Physical Graffiti', has been nominated in the Best Rock Performance category. The song includes many distinctive musical patterns of classical Moroccan, Indian and Middle Eastern music.

The music awards nominations is being led by rapper Jay Z, who has received nine nods including Best Rap Album and Best Rap/Sung. He is closely followed by Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams, who has each garnered seven nominations.

Country star Taylor Swift has landed two nods -one for Best Album category and another for Best Country album. Pop star Katy Perry also has two nods including Best Solo Performance and Song of the Year.

"This year's nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

Competition is stiff in the rap categories, with the biggest names in the game -- Jay Z, Kanye West, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Drake -- battling for Best Rap Album. British songstress Adele has scored one nomination for Best Song Written for a Visual Media for 'Skyfall' from the James Bond film of the same name. The singer also won an Oscar for the 'Skyfall' track.

Rapper Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards. Dave Grohl has been nominated in three categories including Best Soundtrack for his documentary 'Sound City: Real to Reel' and Best Rock Song for 'Cut Me Some Slack', also from the same project. Australia's Tame Impala scored a mention for best alternative album and Regina Spektor nabbed a nomination for 'We've Got Time', the theme from the Netflix hit 'Orange is the New Black'.

Awards in 82 music categories will be handed out at the January 26, 2014 ceremony.





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