10 Things To Know About Grammy Nominated Priya Darshini

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Artist Priya Darshini is nominated for 63rd edition of Grammy Awards for her debut album Periphery. Priya Darshini’s album released May 15, 2020, has been nominated under Best New Age Album category. Here are ten things to know about this Mumbai to New York Carnatic music artist to watch out for.

  • Priya Darshini has sung for over 100 TV and radio commercials and has also recorded award-winning soundtracks for Indian movies.
  • Born in Goregaon, Mumbai, to a Tamil family Darshini is trained in classical (Carnatic) music and finds her interest in making cross-cultural music.
  • Priya Darshini was inspired by grandmother who was a Bharatnatyam dancer and a classical vocalist and whose name was also Priya Darshini.
  • Her album Periphery, which is nominated for the Grammy Awards comprises of nine songs and is manufactured by Chesky Records. The album combines American Pop and Carnatic music.
  • Through the album, Darshini explores the meaning of home while exploring her multicultural identity of a Tamil girl, born in Mumbai and transplanted to New York.
  • Priya Darshini has amalgamated different styles, genre and cultures. She explores a feminist perspective in the album and traces her identity as a South Indian living in New York.
  • Priya Darshini has worked with renowned musicians like Pearl Jam, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Philip Lassiter, and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, among others.
  • Among her other interests, Darshini is an actor, ultra-marathoner, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist.

Darshini is also a part of many bands like Epichorus, the Karsh Kale ensemble and Priya Darshini Trio and Woman’s Raga Massive.