Four Smithsonian Folkways releases earned nominations for the 58th GRAMMY Awards! The winners will be announced by The Recording Academy on February 15, 2016. Click here for the complete list of nominees.
¡Come Bien! Eat Right! José-Luis Orozco, a fun-filled, bilingual album about food and nutrition, was nominated for Best Children’s Album, while Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano’s Tradición, Arte y Pasión, which pays tribute to the golden age of mariachi and its late founder, was nominated for Best Regional Mexican Album. Both are part of the Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latin American music presented with support from the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Our archivist and producer Jeff Place earned a nomination for Best Album Notes for his work on the in-depth box set Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection. And Fannie Lou Hamer’s posthumous album Songs My Mother Taught Me, produced by Mark Puryear and mastered by Pete Reiniger, earned a nomination for Best Historical Album. The Fannie Lou Hamer album is part of the African American Legacy Series and, like the Lead Belly box set, is presented with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Smithsonian Folkways has now earned 29 lifetime GRAMMY nominations and seven GRAMMY Awards.