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Falguni Shah And Ricky Kej: Meet The Indian Musicians Who Won Grammy This Year

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Falguni Shah And Ricky Kej: Meet The Indian Musicians Who Won Grammy This Year

Indians dominate globally, be it in music or business. And that's exactly what we proved at Grammy Awards 2022. Two astonishing Indian musicians bagged the Grammy this year, making us extremely proud. On a fine Monday morning, it was announced that the Bengaluru based Ricky Kej has won the divine gramophone jointly with theThe Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Kej won the Grammy for Divine Tides (Lahiri Music) for the best album. His life seemed to have come in a full circle.

Indian Musician Ricky Kej At Grammy Awards 2022

Dressed in navy blue Bandhgala, Kej bent down to touch Copeland's feet, expressing his gratitude and quoting, 'I grew up with his (Copeland's) posters on my wall and today I have won a Grammy along with him. It's amazing." He further added, 'In India, we have a saying -Vasudev Kutumbhkam- the world is one familyhellip living in peace with the human species, and also with all entities on this planet.Divine Tides is about that co-existence."

This is the second Grammy for the musician. he bagged the first one in 2015 for his album, Winds Of Samsara, a collaboration with South African flautist Wouter Kellerman.

Another Indian who bought the gramaphone home is New York based Falguni Shah. Known as Falu (her stage name), she won the Best Children's Album A Colourful World (El Cerrito Records). The album comes from the musician's personal space because she wrote it for her child who struggled with racism and is studying with kids of different ethnicities.
Indian Musician Falguni Shah at Gramy Awards 2022
'So we made a song about being brown or what our real identity is. The story was simple - the crayons are all of different colours but they live in one box together, peacefully. I wanted to show him that being brown is alright. And music gets through kids in a much easier way. When you talk to your kids through songs and happiness, it easily penetrates into their minds as compared to lectures,' said Falu.
She had her first awe-struck moment when she performed at the White House for the Obamas along with A R Rahman for president's first dinner in 2009. Sicne then, there's no looking back.
We wish heartiest congratulations to Falguni Shah and Ricky Kej. You've made us beyond proud!

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