Falguni Shah, a Grammy Award-winning Indian vocalist and songwriter, has been nominated for the Best Global Music Performance category at the 2024 Grammy Awards for her song “Abundance in Millets”, which features a speech written and delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The song was created to raise awareness of millets, a supergrain that has the potential to help alleviate world hunger. Shah is a strong advocate for millets and has been working to promote their cultivation and consumption in India and around the world.
Who is Falguni Shah?
Falguni Shah is a singer, songwriter, and the first South Asian woman to win a Grammy Award. She is known for her ability to seamlessly blend a modern inventive style with her formidable Indian classically-trained vocal talent.
Shah has been a Carnegie Hall’s ambassador of Indian Music since 2006 and has shared the stage alongside international performers including A. R. Rahman, Ricky Martin, Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, and Blues Traveller. She has also performed at the White House for Michelle and former US President Barack Obama and was the featured performer at the Time-100 gala in 2009.
Other Nominees for Best Global Music Performance
Other nominees for the Best Global Music Performance category include:
- Shadow Forces by Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily
- Alone by Burna Boy
- Feel by Davido
- Milagro Y Disastre by Silvana Estrada
- Pashto by Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
- Todo Colores by Ibrahim Maalouf featuring Cimafunk and Tank and the Bangas
Significance of the Nomination
The nomination of Falguni Shah’s “Abundance in Millets” for a Grammy Award is a significant achievement for Indian music and culture. It is also a recognition of Shah’s work in promoting millets and her commitment to using music to make a positive impact on the world.
The Grammy Awards are one of the most prestigious music awards in the world, and a nomination is a significant honor for any artist. Shah’s nomination is a testament to her talent and artistry, and it is sure to bring her music to a wider audience.