At the Grammy Awards this year, much attention was focussed on Sri Lankan born British singer, MIA, who performed despite being nine months pregnant. MIA is also featured in SlumDog Millionaire.
But another important celebrity with South Asian connections was among the winners. Calfornia resident Zakir Hussain, won for the World Drum Project. Husain is the son of famous tabla artisted Allah Rakha and has a long history of successes with that amazing India percussion instrument, the Tabla. I heard him most recently at the US India Business Council dinner in Washington DC last year.