Who Is Falguni Shah? The Indian Origin Grammy Nominee

Falguni Shah was nominated in 2019 too under the Best Children's Album category for the album Falu's Bazaar. 

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Falguni Shah or Falu Shah was supposed to walk down the red carpet at Arena in Los Angeles for the 64th Grammy Awards Show this year but the show got delayed due to coronavirus concern and safety of the staff issue. It will not be Shah's first time though.

The New York-based singer and songwriter has been nominated for Grammys in the Best Children's Album section for her song Crayons Are Wonderful. She was nominated in 2019 too under the Best Children's Album category for the album Falu's Bazaar.

Talking about the Album, Shah in an interview had said that the album was an attempt to assure her son of his roots and identity. In 2019 nominations, she was the only Indian woman to be part of the list.

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Other than two nomination at Grammys, Shah has been a practitioner of music for a long time and has been attached to India in various ways.


Who Is Falguni Shah?

Shah was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra and her stage name is Falu Shah. Her singing began at a very early age. When she was three years old when she began to sing under the influence of her mother and grandmother, both of whom were musicians. Her brother was learning Tabla at the time.

Growing up, she mastered the art of Jaipur musical tradition and in the Benaras style of Thumri. Further, she studied music under Ustad Sultan Khan and the legendary Kishori Amonkar, who was a leading Indian classical vocalist from Jaipur Gharana.

As years passed, she became popular for her ability to blend modern aesthetics with Indian classical. Music composer and singer AR Rahman is her idol and she was able to perform with him at the White House in 2009 for the former President of the United State Barack Obama.

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This was just the beginning of her rise in fame. She has collaborated with international musicians like Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, Ricky Martin, Blues Traveler and Yo-Yo Ma. In 2006, she was appointed by the illustrious Carnegie Hall as the Ambassador of Indian Music.

In an interview with SheThePeople, Shah said, "It was a huge surprise. I had never imagined being recognised on such a global platform and getting that kind of acknowledgement for the music that I create."

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