Everyone’s been talking about Adele wobbling mid-way while paying tribute to the legendary singer George Michael and Beyoncé looking like a glorious goddess, proudly flaunting her baby bump, while performing at 59th annual Grammy Awards.
While there’s no doubt that we love these Hollywood stars, there’s someone we’ve not quite noticed at the Grammys.
Sandeep Das, an Indian tabala player, also won a Grammy in the World Music Category as part of the American-Chinese musician Yo-Yo Ma’s group of artists known as Silk Road Ensemble’s that recorded its latest album ‘Sing Me Home’.
Silk Road Ensemble is Yo-Yo Ma’s fluctuating group of musicians in which artists from different cultures and backgrounds collaborate to create music. Sing Me Home is a testament of brilliant creativity by this multicultural group of musicians who came together to compose tunes for the album. Sandeep is part of this group of global artists who created this amazing music.
As reported by the Hindustan Times, Das told reporters after accepting the award:
“When things like this happen, it impacts us directly because a lot of us come from a lot of those countries. In the current situation, I think we’ll keep playing more music and sharing more love.”
Silk Road was formed by Yo-Yo Ma in 2000 and comprises of musicians from various nationalities who are masters of various musical instruments. Apart from Das, other musicians in the ensemble include Kayhan Kalhor, Iranian Kamancheh player, Kinan Azmeh, the New York-based Syrian clarinet player, among others.
Renowned classical singer Shubha Mudgal also tweeted a photograph of Das expressing happiness about the win.