Indian musician Ravi Shankar got the posthumous “Grammy”
Legendary Indian musician Ravi Shankar posthumously received the “Grammy” for best album in the world music category in 2012. The latest album of Ravi Shankar “The Living Room Sessions, Part 1” got the honours. Well-known around the world as the sitar virtuoso, Ravi Shankar died on December 11, 2012 at the age of 93. The decision to award a special award was accepted by the American Academy of sound recording before the death of the musician, and he was informed about it.
“The most famous sitarist in the world was a true ambassador of the international music” – they say at the Academy, and remember that Ravi Shankar is already a winner of three “Grammy” awards.
Ravi Shankar owes a large extent of the popularity of Indian classical music and instruments in the western world. His creative career continues for more than 60 years (the longest in the world according to “Guinness Book of Records” and is characterized by active work and cooperation with prominent names in music and films, such as George Harrison and the band The Beatles, Oliver Stone, Norman McLaren, Yehudi Menuhin etc.
Ravi Shankar has written music for more than 30 films, his discography includes 80 albums. Indian musician was a member of the famous Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Ravi’s last performance took place in November 2012 together with his daughter Anoushka Shankar, who also plays the sitar virtuoso. The second daughter of musician Norah Jones is the pop-jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, nine-time winner of “Grammy” award. At “Grammy” award ceremony on February 11, 2013, two daughters of the musician together received their father's posthumous award.
According to Mass Media materials