Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album

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Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album
Awarded for quality contemporary world music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2004
Last awarded 2011
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album was an honor presented to recording artists between 2004 and 2011 for quality contemporary world music albums. The Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

The Grammy Award for Best World Music Album was first presented at the 34th Grammy Awards in 1992. The category remained unchanged until 2004, when it was split into separate awards for Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album and Best Contemporary World Music Album. The first award for Best Contemporary World Music Album was presented to Cesária Évora at the 46th Grammy Awards for the album Voz d'Amor. In 2011, a major overhaul of the Grammy categories resulted in the merge of the two awards to a single Best World Music Album category beginning in 2012.

Recipients[edit]

Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
2004 Cesária Évora Cape Verde Voz d'Amor [3]
2005 Youssou N'Dour Senegal Egypt


[4]
2006 Gilberto Gil Brazil Eletracústico [5]
2007 The Klezmatics USA Wonder Wheel [6]
2008 Angélique Kidjo Benin Djin Djin [7]
2009 Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo India Global Drum Project [citation needed]
2010 Bela Fleck USA Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions [citation needed]
2011 Bela Fleck USA Throw Down Your Heart: Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks [citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". East Valley Tribune. December 4, 2003. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees". San Francisco Chronicle. December 7, 2004. p. 8. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". San Francisco Chronicle. December 9, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees". San Francisco Chronicle. December 8, 2006. p. 8. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominees". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 6, 2007. p. 3. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 

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