It was a moment of pride for India at the Grammy, as two Indian musicians received a prestigious award for their work on Monday.
Known for his international collaboration and music for environmental sustainability, US-born composer Ricky Kej shared a Grammy with Stewart Copeland for “Divine Tides,” which was nominated for “Best New Age Album.”
The album features artists from around the world. The award is second to the Bangalore Kej native after “Winds of Samsara” in 2015.
New York-based Falguni Shah won Best Children’s Music Album for her work ‘A Colorful World’. Most of her songs are a mixture of ancient classical melodies and contemporary western music. The singer, who has her roots in Mumbai, is known by her stage name ‘Falu’.
Meanwhile, violinist and music conductor Manoj George of Thrissur, who is also the arranger of the strings, has collaborated with Ricky Kej on both award-winning albums. Manoj is the son of George Chitilapilli and Rosy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the two musicians in two separate tweets.