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Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate

World Music Grammy Winners Announced
Published February 9, 2006

The winners of the 48th Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night, February 8, 2006. The winners in the world music category were Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté (Best Traditional World Music Album) and Gilberto Gil (Best Contemporary World Music Album).

48th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners in World Music-Related Categories

Best Traditional World Music Album

(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • In The Heart Of The Moon
    Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
    [World Circuit/Nonesuch]

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Eletracústico
    Gilberto Gil
    [Warner Music Latina]

Best Reggae Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Welcome To Jamrock
    Damian Marley
    [Tuff Gong/Universal]

Best Latin Pop Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Escucha
    Laura Pausini
    [Warner Music Latina]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Fijación Oral Vol. 1

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Bebo De Cuba
    Bebo Valdés
    [Calle 54 Records]

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Son Del Alma
    Willy Chirino
    [Latinum Music]

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • México En La Piel
    Luis Miguel

Best Tejano Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Chicanisimo
    Little Joe Y La Familia
    [TDI Records]

Best Native American Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Sacred Ground - A Tribute To Mother Earth
    Various Artists
    Jim Wilson, producer
    [Silverwave Records/Katahdin Productions]

Best Hawaiian Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Vol. 1
    Various Artists
    Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
    [Daniel Ho Creations]

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Fiddler's Green
    Tim O'Brien
    [Sugar Hill Records]