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Indian Composer Ricky Kej's latest album Divine Tides nominated for a Grammy
Thursday, December 9, 2021:
Former Grammy winner Ricky Kej has been nominated yet again for a Grammy, along with American Musician Stewart Copeland for their latest album ‘Divine Tides’.
Divine Tides was directed by Lahari Velu and produced by Lahari Music.’ The album contains nine songs and eight music videos.
Ricky’s music is mostly cross-cultural, but not without a strong hint of Indian music. He won a Grammy in 2015, for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’. Stewart Copeland, who has won the Grammy five times previously, is the founder and drummer of the legendary British rock group ‘The Police’.
Ricky is the youngest person from India to have won a Grammy honor. He is also the fourth Indian to do so.
To read Ricky Kej’s biography, click here
To read Stewart Copeland’s biography, click here
To know about or listen to the album DIVINE TIDES, click here
An Intoxicating Evening with Indie Group Desi Quarter
Power band ‘Desi Quarter’ is going to be the latest rager for this weekend in Maitri. Known for their signature blend of Bollywood, Sufi and Indie styles, with a pinch of western music in the mix, this dynamic duo of Rajtaringini (vocals) and Amit Khadikar (Vocals and guitar) is sure to put a smile on your face come Saturday.
Desi Quarter is known for putting a unique spin on each of their musical renditions. Their signature style has brought them the glory of “Best Live Music Band” award at the
GIBF Awards – Western Region. Check out some of their most memorable performances online:
Come and celebrate a musical fest of passion!
Watch Live on The Maitri Project, Saturday, September 11 at 7 PM. Tickets available here
Sitar maestro Soumitra Thakur set to dazzle audiences on The Maitri Project
The scion of Bishnupur Gharana of Classical Music, the Sitar Maestro Soumitra Thakur, is going to grace the screen on the Maitri Project on July 25.
An epitome of subtle perfection, Soumitra began training to be a classical instrumentalist from the age of four under the tutelage of his Uncle and Sitar instrumentalist, Shri Prashanta Thakur. He has also had advanced training from celebrated Sitar instrumentalist Pt. Kushal Das of the Maihar Gharana. Soumitra has done his post-graduation in Music from Delhi University.
Soumitra Thakur’s sitar stylings reflect the influences of both the Maihar and the Imdadkhani-Etawa Gharana.
Soumitra is the recipient of the Balshree Award (President’s Award) for Creative Performance in 2009 from the then President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil. He was conferred the 1st position at the 20th National Youth Festival Competition in 2016 as well as the 1st position at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Competition in 2014.
Witness this amazing Sitar Vadak in action! Tune into The Maitri Project on July 25 at 7 PM IST. Don't miss out!