Sitarist Anoushka Shankar, whose album Home has been nominated for the Grammy Awards, said that she is thrilled about it.
She has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category along with Gilberto Gil, Angelique Kidjo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Zomba Prison Project. This is Anoushka’s fifth Grammy nomination.
“I am thrilled. It’s lovely to be nominated again and it is always lovely to be nominated. But the fact that a classical album of really pure Indian ragas done in a simple, traditional way has been nominated is lovely, not just for me, but for the music as well,” Anoushka told IANS.
Home is a pure Indian classical album that explores the meditative qualities of Indian raga.
Anoushka will be touring India starting from Mumbai on December 12. After that, she will head to Delhi on December 13 and Jaipur on December 15, ending her tour in Bengaluru on December 18.
“It’s lovely that the nomination has been announced when I am here, as I am touring India starting this week. And it is an album about India and about Indian music,” said Anoushka.