Anoushka Shankar Bags 6th Grammy Nod for 'Land of Gold

Anoushka Shankar Bags 6th Grammy Nod for 'Land of Gold
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Anoushka Shankar Bags 6th Grammy Nod for 'Land of Gold

Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar has bagged her sixth Grammy nomination in the World Music category for "Land of Gold", her album on global refugee crisis.

The musician, 35, said she was over the moon to get nominated for the sixth time at the 59th Annual Grammy awards.

"It means so much to be recognised for this album, which was made in response to the ongoing refugee crisis with hope for connection between us all, especially in times such as these," Anoushka posted on Facebook.

She also thanked rapper MIA, veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave among other artistes, who collaborated with her on the album.

"Thank you to my collaborators! Manu Delago, Julian Hepple, Pirashanna Thevarajah, Caroline Dale, Larry Grenadier, Sanjeev Shankar, Max Baillie, MIA, Akram Khan, Mitch Jones, Arif Durvesh, Matt Robertson, Alev Lenz, Pavana Reddy, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Kemsley, Juliette Larthe PRETTYBIRD," she wrote.

Anoushka, the daughter of famous sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, received her first ever Grammy nomination at the age of 20 but she is yet to bag an award despite multiple nominations.

However, her late father won two individual Grammys as well as two in collaborations.

"Land of Gold" will compete with Celtic Woman's "Destiny", "Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Sing Me Home" by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble and Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil's "Um Século De Música: Multishow Live".

"The idea of millions of people being driven out of their homes, of children not having safe shelter or passage, is not a political issue, it's a humanitarian issue," Anoushka had said while talking about the inspiration behind her album.

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