Asif Kapadia bags Grammy for ‘Amy’, Anoushka Shankar loses again

Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian origin filmmaker Asif Kapadia on Monday bagged a Grammy Award for his film “Amy”; while internationally acclaimed sitarist Anoushka Shankar failed to take home the prestigious golden gramophone for her album “Home”.

Kapadia beat artistes like Alex Gibney and Dave Grohl to bag the Best Music Film award for “Amy”, a documentary on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away at a young age of 27.

The British filmmaker who has Indian roots on Sunday even won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) honour for the movie.

Shankar, the daughter of world renowned sitar exponent, late Ravi Shankar, was nominated for the fifth time at this year’s 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Dressed in Indian designer Manish Arora’s creation, Anoushka was the first ever Indian musician to be a presenter at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, though she lost out on an award this year to Angelique Kidjo, whose album “Sings” won Best World Music Album.

There were other Indian connects.

South African musician Wouter Kellerman’s latest album “Love language”, for which Bengaluru-based Grammy winner Ricky Kej composed, produced and mixed “Aishwarya”, lost the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category to “Sylva” by Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest.

The Best Intrumental Composition award went to “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite”, composed by Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring Indian artiste Rudresh Mahanthappa.

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