Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album

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Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album
Awarded for quality traditional 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 Traditional World Music Album was an honor presented to recording artists between 2004 and 2011 for quality traditional 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 Best Traditional World Music Album and Best Contemporary World Music Album. The first award for Best Traditional World Music Album was presented to the Sherab Ling Monastery at the 46th Grammy Awards for the album Sacred Tibetan Chant. 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 Jon Mark/Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery New Zealand Sacred Tibetan Chant
  • Ecos de Borinquen _ Jibaro Hasta El Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico
  • Ghazal _- The Rain
  • Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho - Capoeira Angola 2:
  • Brincando Na Roda, Kasse Mady Diabate - Kassi Kasse
  • Masters of Persian Music - Without You
[3]
2005 Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa Raise Your Spirit Higher
  • El Grupo Cimarron - Si, Soy Llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia
  • Sandra Luna - Tango Varon
  • Pero Negro - Jolgorio
  • Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda - various artists.
[4]
2006 Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté Mali In the Heart of the Moon
  • Mamadou Diabaté - Behmanka
  • Los Pleneros de la 21 - Para Todos Ustedes
  • Masters of Persian Music - Faryad
  • Lama Tashi - Tibetan Master Chants
[5]
2007 Soweto Gospel Choir South Africa Blessed [6]
2008 Soweto Gospel Choir South Africa African Spirit [7]
2009 Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu [citation needed]
2010 Mamadou Diabate Mali Douga Mansa
  • Ancient Sounds - Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
  • Double Play - Liz Carroll & John Doyle
  • La Guerra No - John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo
  • Drum Music Land - Ten Drum Art Percussion Group
[citation needed]
2011 Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté Mali Ali and Toumani
  • Pure Sounds – Gyuto Monks of Tibet
  • I Speak Fula – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
  • Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Tango Universal – Vayo
[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. p. 8. 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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