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Anoushka Shankar’s refugee album vies for world music Grammy

Anoushka Shankar has been nominated for Land of Gold

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar was nominated for a Grammy Award on Tuesday (December 6) for her album inspired by the global refugee crisis, vying with veteran winners in the world music category. Land of Gold, which features rapper M.I.A. and spoken word by actress Vanessa Redgrave, is in the running for Best World Music Album at the music industry’s gala in Los Angeles on February 12. Shankar wrote the album as she reflected on her relative comfort after giving birth to her second child just as a historic number of people fled Syria and other war-torn countries for Europe. “Music is…

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