Hitting the Music Industry Headlines as follows: Two Remarkable Indians received Grammy prizes at the 66th Annual Grammy prizes event in Los Angeles, California, and Shakti's album "This Moment," which features a group of Indian performers, got the award for "Best Global Music Album."
Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and student of the renowned Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, carries on his family's musical history. Rakesh has made a name for himself in the music industry and has captured the attention of listeners all around the world with his soul-stirring performances on the bansuri, a bamboo flute. The flautist continues the distinguished tradition of the Maihar gharana and his prolific master Hariprasad. He has also acknowledged in several occasions that Hariprasad's liberal outlook inspired him to experiment with other sounds. The joint album 'As We Speak' by the seasoned flautist received nominations for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best Instrumental Composition, and Best Global Music Performance. And it took home two Grammys: one for Best Contemporary Instrumental and the other for Best Worldwide Music Performance.
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''Thank you boys'',Shankar Mahadevan remarked in his acceptance speech. ''God, family, friends, and India, I am grateful. India, you have our admiration. Finally, but just as importantly, I want to dedicate this honor to my wife, to whom I owe every note of my music.'' The audience cheered enthusiastically at the musician's remarks.