grammy nominations 2023|grammy awards nominations 2024|grammy nominations 2023 date:A song featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for Grammy Awards 2024. The song has been nominated in Best Global Music Performance category. The song has been composed and sung by Gaurav Shah and Falguni Shah (Falu) and features a bit of a speech made by the prime minister on millets. The PM can be heard talking about the importance of millets and the need to make them part of our diet.
The song ‘Abundance in Millets’, featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sung by Falguni Shah and her husband Gaurav Shah, has been nominated in the best global music performance category at the 2024 Grammy Awards.
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Abundance in Millets” was created to raise awareness of the super-grain as another potential key to minimizing world hunger. Falu is a Grammy Award winning Indian vocalist and songwriter. In 2022, Falguni Shah had won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Music Album ‘A Colorful World.’
Millets like Sorghum, Pear Millet, Finger Millet, Foxtail Millet, Little Millet, Browntop Millet Proso Millet, Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet have been part of Indians’ diets for long. But during the Green Revolution, focus was more on the high yield crops as aim was to make India self-sufficient in foodstuffs.
Traditionally, millets are considered to be secure crops for a farmer because of their resilience and climate-adaptability in even drought conditions. All nine commonly known traditional millets are produced in India.
The year 2023 has been declared as “International Year of Millets” by United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The proposal was brough forward by India and received endorsement from 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Who is Falguni Shah?
-Falguni Shah is a singer, songwriter, and also the 1st South Asian woman to win a Grammy.
-She is renowned ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-trained vocal talent.
-Shah been a Carnegie Hall’s ambassador of Indian Music since 2006.
-She has shared the stage alongside international performers including A. R. Rahman, Ricky Martin, Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, Philip Glass, and Blues Traveller, among others.
-She has also performed at the White House for Michelle and former US President Barack Obama and was also the featured performer at the Time-100 gala in 2009.
Earlier in June this year, taking to X, Falu had said, “Abundance in Millets” a song inspired by PM Narendra Modi’s proposition to the UN to declare 2023 as the International Year of Millets. Honoured to collaborate with him, write a song to promote millet, help farmers grow it and help end world hunger.” PM Modi had unveiled the album cover of the song during his four-day visit to the US in June.
Other artists nominated for Best Global Music Performance category
Apart from Falu’s “Abundance in Millets”, other nominees for the Best Global Music Performance category are
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; and
Todo Colores by Ibrahim Maalouf featuring Cimafunk and Tank and the Bangas.
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