Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grammy wins: Toumani+Ali, Bela Fleck+Africa, Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Word just in from the Grammys in LA about Ali (Farka Toure) and Toumani (Diabate) "Ali and Toumani"  is the winner this year in the traditional World Music category, edging out Bassekou Kouyate's "I Speak Fula." Bela Fleck's "Throw Down Your Heart--Africa Sessions, pt.2"wins  in contemporary WM, just as Vol 1 did, again with a lot of Mali music in the mix  The Mali wave continues!  Spanish Harlem Orchestra's "Viva La Tradicion" and Austin's Fantasma also get the nod.  Congrats to all winners.  More to come...
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