Lifetime Achievement award for Ravi Shankar

Lifetime Achievement award for Ravi Shankar
The Recording Academy will honor the late Ravi Shankar with a Lifetime Achievement award on February 10th at the 55th Grammy Awards Ceremony — something he learned of with delight and gratitude just one week before his death in December of 2012.

Starting in the early decades of the 20th century as a member of his brother Uday's dance troupe, Shankar's career spanned some of the most important eras of East-West world music collaboration. During that time he won two Grammys — Best Chamber Music Performance in 1968 with Yehudi Menuhin for "West Meets East" and Album of the Year with George Harrison for "Concert for Bangladesh."

He went on in 2002 to win the Best World Music Grammy for "Full Circle: Carnegie Hall" and kept going strong into 2011 with the release of "The Living Room Sessions Part I" (also nominated for Best World Music Grammy).

"The Living Room Sessions Part I" is available at the EMWM Shop, as well as via Amazon and our distributor Harmonia Mundi. Also available on the EMWM site is the complete EMWMusic Catalog.