Off The Map, an album featuring Indian tabla artist Sandeep Das on 8 December 2010 won a Grammy nomination in the Best Classical Crossover Album. There are four pieces in the album by different artists including Das. Das featured in Sulvasutra which is about the creation of the world and was written for him by a commission of Carnegie Hall. Das’ previous album The Rain was also nominated for Grammy in 2004. Das for the last seven years have been working with silk road ensemble and multiple Grammy-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Off the Road will face competition from Meeting Of The Spirits, Roots - My Life, My Song, Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns and Vocabularies in this category.
2010 nomination for the Grammy include two other India born musicians namely- New York-based businesswoman Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon and pianist-composer Vijay Iyer. Tandon's Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call, featuring Sanskrit chants was nominated in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category. On the other hand Iyer's Historicity has been shortlisted for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album award.
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