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Ravi and Anoushka Shankar up against each other at 55th Grammy Awards

Classical musician Anoushka Shankar is set to go up against her father Ravi Shankar at the 2013 Grammy Awards after the two were nominated in the same category.

Musical icon Ravi, 92, and his 31-year-old daughter were nominated in the World Music Album category when nominees were announced in Nashville, Tennessee this week.

Pandit Ravi Shankar - a three-time Grammy winner - is nominated for 'The Living Room Sessions Part 1', the album he recorded alongside his long-time tabla player Tanmoy Bose in the living room of his home in Encinitas, California.  

Anoushka is nominated for her acclaimed 'Traveller' album, which explores the shared Gypsy roots of Indian music and Spanish flamenco.

The other artists in the World Music Album category at the 55th Grammy's are Amadou & Mariam, Daniel Ho and Hugh Masekela.

Anoushka has been nominated twice before at music's biggest awards. Her half-sister Norah Jones has won nine Grammys whilst Pandit Shankar is a three-time winner.

Ravi Shankar said: “It feels so strange to see both our names’ [on the nominees’ list] and I hope she wins.”
Anoushka said: “I’m not going to win with Bapi [her father] nominated!”

Ravi Shankar became the first Indian to win a Grammy in 1967 for “West Meets East” with violinist Yehudi Menuhin in the Best Chamber Music Performance category.



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