Composer and sitarist Anoushka Shankar is set to perform at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on February 5.
The sitar player will perform the song Udhero Na alongside vocalist Arooj Aftab from his new album Vulture Prince. The track is nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category at this year’s Grammys.
Shankar’s latest album Between Us… with Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley featuring Manu Delago has also been nominated for the Best Global Music Album, making her the first Indian female musician to receive two Grammy nods in one year.
“I’m genuinely over the moon to be performing at the Grammy Awards premiere ceremony for the third time. This time I’m excited to share the stage with the wonderful Arooj Aftab, playing her beautiful song Udhero Na.
“I’m grateful my music on this song and on my album Between Us… has been recognised with a nomination again and am proud to represent India and my instrument, the sitar, on this world stage,” she said in a statement.
At the Grammys, Shankar became the first Indian woman ever nominated and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music Category for her album Live At Carnegie Hall in 2002.
She was also the first Indian musician to perform at the ceremony in 2005, served as a presenter in 2016, and performed for the second time in 2021.
She was also been nominated at the biggest music awards for her work on albums Rise, Traveller, Traces Of You, Home, Land Of Gold and Love Letters.
The 65th Grammy Awards ceremony will stream live on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and on live.Grammy.com.