Caroline Shaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi Win Grammy Awards

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Congratulations to Caroline Shaw and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, who won Grammy Awards at the 64th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony today. Shaw won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for Narrow Sea, written for and performed by Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish. Giddens and Turrisi won the Grammy for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home.

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Congratulations to Caroline Shaw and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, who won Grammy Awards at the 64th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony held in Las Vegas today.

Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for Narrow Sea. The title piece to Shaw's 2021 album performed by Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish, for whom it was written, Narrow Sea is in five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns.

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home, recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland. Giddens and Turrisi, two expats, found themselves drawn to and comforted by the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland, which they recorded at a spare studio on a working farm outside of Dublin. The result is a twelve-song album that speaks to the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical call "home" of death. The album track "Avalon," written by Giddens, Turrisi, and Justin Robinson, was also nominated for Best American Roots Song.

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Grammy Awards 2022: Caroline Shaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022
    Caroline Shaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi Win Grammy Awards

    Congratulations to Caroline Shaw and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, who won Grammy Awards at the 64th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony held in Las Vegas today.

    Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for Narrow Sea. The title piece to Shaw's 2021 album performed by Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish, for whom it was written, Narrow Sea is in five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns.

    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home, recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland. Giddens and Turrisi, two expats, found themselves drawn to and comforted by the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland, which they recorded at a spare studio on a working farm outside of Dublin. The result is a twelve-song album that speaks to the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical call "home" of death. The album track "Avalon," written by Giddens, Turrisi, and Justin Robinson, was also nominated for Best American Roots Song.

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