The Recording Academy will honor the late Ravi Shankar with a Lifetime Achievement award on February 10th at the 55th Grammy Awards Ceremony
something he learned of with delight and gratitude just one week before his death in December of 2012.
Starting in the early decades of the 20th century as a member of his brother Uday's dance troupe, Shankar's career spanned some of the most important eras of East-West world music collaboration. During that time he won two Grammys Best Chamber Music Performance
in 1968 with Yehudi Menuhin for "West Meets East" and Album of the Year
with George Harrison for "Concert for Bangladesh."
He went on in 2002 to win the Best World Music
Grammy for "Full Circle: Carnegie Hall" and kept going strong into 2011 with the release of "The Living Room Sessions Part I"
(also nominated for Best World Music
"The Living Room Sessions Part I" is available at the EMWM Shop
, as well as via Amazon and our distributor Harmonia Mundi. Also available on the EMWM site
is the complete EMWMusic Catalog.