Grammy Awards 2024: Ustad Zakir Hussain Wins 3 Grammys

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Ritika Nath  |  February 05th 2024 11:48 AM |  Updated: February 05th 2024 11:48 AM

Grammy Awards 2024: Ustad Zakir Hussain Wins 3 Grammys

Grammys 2024: Ustad Zakir Hussain, the renowned tabla player and music composer from Mumbai, India, achieved a remarkable feat at the 66th Grammy Awards held in the US. Bagging three prestigious awards, Hussain left a lasting mark on the global music scene.

Ustad Zakir Hussain Win 3 Grammy Awards 2024

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In the 'Best Global Music Performance' category, Hussain's composition 'Pashto' secured the coveted Grammy. During his acceptance speech, he expressed gratitude to the Academy and his fellow musicians, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia, acknowledging the importance of family and the profound impact of love and harmony in their music.

Another accolade came in the form of the 'Best Contemporary Instrumental Album' award for 'As We Speak,' a collaborative effort featuring Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Rakesh Chaurasia, and Zakir Hussain himself. The Academy recognized their exceptional contribution to contemporary instrumental music.

Moreover, Hussain's involvement in the jazz group 'Shakti' bore fruit as their latest album 'This Moment' clinched the 'Best Global Music Album' award. Featuring a lineup of talented artists including John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, the album captivated audiences worldwide.

The Indian music maestro's triumph resonated deeply with fans across the globe, who celebrated his remarkable achievements on social media platforms. Notably, music composer Ricky Kej, who attended the ceremony, expressed his admiration for Hussain and other artists, acknowledging their historic wins.

Despite their remarkable success, Hussain and his collaborators narrowly missed out on the 'Best Instrumental Composition' award, which went to John Williams for 'Helena's Theme.' Their nomination for 'Motion' reflected their continuous pursuit of excellence in instrumental music.

The 66th Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles, served as a platform to honor outstanding talents and celebrate the diverse tapestry of global music. Ustad Zakir Hussain's triumphant night underscored his enduring legacy and contributions to the world of music.


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