Two Indians – Falguni Shah and Ricky Kej win big at the 64th Grammy Awards

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While US-based Falguni Shah won her Grammy for the Best Children’s Album,

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Bengaluru's Ricky Kej won his hallowed gramophone jointly with The Police drummer Stewart Copeland for the Best New Age Album.

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Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej received the Grammy for Divine Tides (Lahiri Music) for the Best New Age Album

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Born in the US, Kej grew up in Bengaluru as his family moved to India when he was eight. 

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He went to the famous Bishop Cotton Boys’ school, where he taught himself how to play the keys and guitar. 

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For a brief period of time, he was the keyboardist for Angel Dust, a Bengaluru-based progressive rock band.

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Growing up in Mumbai, Falu would listen to her mother, a musician at All India Radio, 

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humming a variety of ragas. After a few years, she would cock her ears to RD Burman hits and The Beatles. 

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Falu has collaborated with the likes of ace cellist Yo-Yo Ma
(Silk Road Project),

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iconic American composer Philip Glass, and Latin pop star Ricky Martin apart from creating a bunch of albums. 

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In A Colourful World, Falu sings in English but with her glides from classical music in place

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Falu had said about the album that was entirely produced during COVID. 

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“This award is also for Ukraine.. And for women,” she said in her acceptance speech.

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