Grammy Awards 2022: Indian-American singer Falguni Shah wins for ‘A Colourful World’


Los Angeles: Indian-American singer Falguni Shah, who uses the stage name “Falu”, has won the Best Children’s Music Album Grammy for ‘A Colourful World’ on Sunday.

Sharing the update, Falguni took to Instagram and wrote, “I have no words to describe today’s magic. What an honor 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 Colorful World. We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition. THANK YOU.”

Falguni Shah, who uses the stage name “Falu”, is focused on using her music to send messages of inclusivity and unity. In her Grammy-winning album, she sings about kites, colours and rainbows. She released a self-titled solo album in 2007, blending elements of folk from across south-east Asia with Western music. She has even performed and collaborated with music maestro AR Rahman.

She is the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the Best Children’s Music Album category at the Grammys twice.

The New York-based singer had moved to the US in 2000.

In her early years in Mumbai, she trained in the Jaipur musical tradition and in the Benares-style Thumrie under Kaumudi Munshi.

Watch the song here:

(With ANI inputs)

first published:April 4, 2022, 10:57 a.m.

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