Indian-American singer Falguni Shah bags a Grammy

Indian-American singer-songwriter Falguni Shah won her maiden trophy for Best Children’s Music Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

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"I exist because of you."

Indian-American singer Falguni Shah, who goes by the stage name Falu, has won the Grammy Award for the Best Children’s Music Album for A Colourful World.

She took to Instagram and shared the joyous news with a heartfelt note.

In the caption, Falguni wrote: “I have no words to describe today’s magic.

“What an honour to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony, and then take home a statue on behalf of all the incredible people who worked on A Colourful World.”

As she shared a set of photos from the awards night, she added: “We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition. THANK YOU.”

She looked gorgeous in a traditional red and golden ensemble at the Grammy Awards 2022.

In her acceptance speech at the awards, she said: “Who would have thought that having my mother sing an old children’s lullaby from India would get a response from parents in America?”

The singer, known for her “modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent”, was previously nominated for a Grammy in the same category for her 2018 album Falu’s Bazaar.

Falguni Shah, who is in her early 40s, has trained in Hindustani Classical music in the Jaipur musical tradition.

According to her official website, she later continued studying under the late sarangi/vocal master Ustad Sultan Khan, and later with the legendary Kishori Amonkar.

Falguni moved to the US in 2000 and her subsequent career there has led her to collaborate with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler and AR Rahman.

Another Indian musician won big. Ricky Kej added to his 2015 win with a second Grammy Award.

He and Stewart Copeland won the Best New Age Album award for Divine Tides.

Taking to Twitter, Ricky shared a picture of himself and his collaborator and wrote:

“Won the Grammy Award today for our album Divine Tides. Filled with gratitude and love this living-legend standing with me @copelandmusic. My 2nd Grammy and Stewart’s 6th.

“Thank you to everyone who ever collaborated, hired, or listened to my music.”

“I exist because of you.”

The 64th Grammy Awards ceremony was held on April 4, 2022, in Las Vegas and was hosted by Trevor Noah.

At the event, Olivia Rodrigo made an impressive Grammy debut, Silk Sonic claimed two major awards and Jon Batiste had the most stunning victory of the night winning the top prize.

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