GRAMMY AWARDS (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Art and culture)

News-CRUX-10     8th February 2024        

Context:At Grammy Awards 2024, Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain's Shakti band won the Best Global Music Album for the album This Moment .

Grammy Awards

  • About: The Grammy Award is an annual recognition presented by the Recording Academy of the United States to recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry.
  • Started: 1957
  • Awarded in: To honour Musical artists, composition, and albums.
  • India's performances in 2024 awards:

oShakti, comprising Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, John McLaughlin, Ganesh Rajagopalan, and Selvaganesh  Vinayakram, won the 2024 Grammy for their album "This Moment.“

oZakir Hussain clinches an additional pair of victories, securing two more Grammys at the ceremony.

Zakir Hussain

  • About: He is an Indian tabla player, composer, percussionist, music producer and film actor.
  • He is awarded with: Padma Shri in 1988, the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2023, by the Government of India.

oAlso awarded: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Ratna Sadsya in 2018.

üIn 1999, he was awarded the United States National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.