Zakir, Vijay Iyer, Rakesh Chaurasia, And Song With Modi Get Grammy Noms
India-West News Desk
NEW YORK, NY – The popular fusion group known for their raw talent, Shakti, has been nominated for Best Global Music Album – ‘This Moment.’
Shakti’s Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia also got nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best Global Music Performance and Best Instrumental Composition for their work with banjo great Béla Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer. The album is ‘As We Speak.’
The heralded pianist and composer Vijay Iyer’s collaboration with Arooj Aftab and New York’s Shahzad Ismaily bagged a nomination for Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Global Music Performance. The album is ‘Love In Exile.’
A song on millets composed and sung by Falguni and Gaurav Shah to create awareness millets and featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for the Best Global Music Performance category for Grammy awards 2024. The track, titled ‘Abundance of Millets,’ centers around the health benefits and the government’s efforts to promote it and Modi speaks about its importance.
Also getting the nod is vocalist and composer Priya Darshini of the song ‘The Wall’ which is in the album ‘On Becoming’ which has been nominated Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.