Sitarist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of late sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her album, ‘Traces of You’ at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Anoushka has been nominated for the coveted award thrice in the past. ‘Traces of You’ is her seventh album, and features her half-sister, Norah Jones, on the track ‘The Sun Won’t Set.’ ‘Traces of You’ brings Anoushka together with London-based producer Nitin Sawhney to interweave Indian and electronic musical influences.
Writer-education activist Neela Vaswani has also been nominated. Neela, born to an Indian father and Irish mother and founder of the Storylines Project with the New York Public Library, has been nominated in the Best Children’s Album category for the audio book ‘I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)’.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards nomination list was dominated by British singer Sam Smith, R&B queen Beyonce and Pharrell Williams. The Grammys ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on February 8.