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Asha Bhonsle in Grammy race

The Indian playback legend has been nominated in the 'best contemporary world music album' category.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2005 11:49 IST

Playback legend Asha Bhonsle and Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughters Anoushka and Norah Jones have been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards 2005.

Seventy-two-year-old Asha Bhonsle and Anoushka have been nominated in the category of 'best contemporary world music album.'

Asha Bhonsle's album in collaboration with Kronos Quartet titled You've Stolen My Heart -- Songs From RD Burman'scollection is in the race on category 73.

Norah Jones, Anoushka's half sister, is in contention for the 'best pop collaboration with vocals' category in nominations announced last night. Anoushka is in contention in the same category for the album Rise, while Norah is placed in category 8 for Viriginia Moon, a collaborative album with Foo Fighers.

Bhonsle had performed with the Grammy winners Kronos Quartet at Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco, US, on September 22 and 23. The concert called India Calling had Asha singing the revived versions of compositions of renowned composer and her late husband RD Burman.

India Calling concert was part of YBCA’s commitment to supporting Bay Area artists who are heading in new directions and exploring exciting new collaborations.

First Published: Dec 10, 2005 20:19 IST