The Grammies that SoundRoots readers might be most interested in include:
- Best Traditional World Music Album: African Spirit by Soweto Gospel Choir
- Best Contemporary World Music Album: Djin Djin by Angelique Kidjo
- Best Latin Urban Album: Residente O Visitante by Calle 13
- Best Hawaiian Album: Treasures Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar by various artists
- Best Reggae Album: Mind Control by Stephen Marley
Not among the Grammy winners, but among my own group of musical winners, is the Touareg group Toumast. They haven't got the stature of Tinariwen, but they do have a song that I'm considering an appropriate greeting for the Lunar New Year.
from the album Ishumar
Happy year of the Rat!