Congratulations to Béla Fleck for Grammy nomination!

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 7:46am
Written by PatriciaB

Béla Fleck's "Africa Sessions" gets nominated for Grammy in Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Béla's movie "Throw Down Your Heart" was a very insightful look at the history of the banjo and he traveled back to Africa with a film crew to play with musicians from villages where it is believed the banjo originated. Great movie and terrific music -- it deserves to win! Béla's song was also nominated in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category! And if that wasn't enough, Béla was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Crossover Album "The Melody of Rhythm" with Leonard Slatkin conducting and Béla playing with Zakir Hussein and Edgar Meyer (Detroit Symphony Orchestra). Congratulations Béla!