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Anoushka Shankar receives 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for - Traces Of You

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On Friday the 57th Annual Grammy Awards revealed it's winners. and Crossover Media Artists and Projects received 12, 2015 Nominations: including Anoushka Shankar's latest: Traces Of You, in the Best World Music Album category.

Anoushka Shankar's seventh CD, Traces of You on Deutsche Grammophon marks a significant step along her pathway as a musician and woman. The musical exploration on Traces of You was inspired by the idea that everything in the universe leaves an indelible mark, or a subtle "trace," on everything else it comes into contact with. Anoushka drew on her relationships and multicultural lifestyle to trace a journey of love, change and loss. Traces of You creates an uplifting soundscape that shimmers with the contagious power of hope.

Having lost her legendary father, Ravi Shankar, during the recording process, it was inevitable that her loss became the central focus of the song writing. However, the record is ultimately hopeful rather than mournful; a juxtaposition of the sorrow surrounding the loss of her father alongside the joy of raising her young son, Zubin. Traces of You became Anoushka's catharsis through a difficult period. The love for her father, her husband and her son proved to be the ultimate inspiration for some of the deepest music she has ever written. Traces of You was conceived as a unified concept and an unending circle, from the first track to the last. "I approached the album as a whole," she explains, "as opposed to a series of songs. A lot of it happened unconsciously. Life took a journey of its own and the music followed that form. The sitar leads the listener through the album like a narrator."