Anoushka Shankar To Perform At Grammys Premiere Ceremony
LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) – Kicking off the proceedings for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will return to the Microsoft Theater here, on February 5. In an exciting development, the ceremony will be marked by a stirring performance by current Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar, making it her third Grammy performance.
The sitar player, producer, film composer, activist, and nine-time Grammy Award nominee will perform alongside vocalist Arooj Aftab on their Grammy -nominated track ‘Udhero Na’ from Arooj’s new album, ‘Vulture Prince.’
While ‘Udhero Na’ is up for Best Global Music Performance, Anoushka’s latest album, ‘Between Us (Live)’ with Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley featuring Manu Delago has also been nominated for Best Global Music Album this year. This earns Anoushka the massive coup of being the first Indian female musician to receive two Grammy nominations in one year.
Anoushka said, “I’m genuinely over the moon to be performing at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony for the third time. This time I’m excited to share the stage with the wonderful Arooj Aftab, playing her beautiful song Udhero Na. I’m grateful my music on this song and on my album Between Us has been recognized with a nomination again and am proud to represent India and my instrument, the sitar, on this world stage.”
This announcement coincides with Anoushka’s fresh inaugural empanelment as a Visiting Professor in Music at Oxford University. This new role is designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of diverse figures across the music industry.