Indian community pride soar at the Grammy Awards


Just a week after taking home an Oscar, Indian-American producer Joseph Patel has bagged a Grammy Award on Sunday, April 3.

Patel and Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ emerged victoriously in the ‘Best Music Film’ category at Grammys 2022. Notably, the same movie also earned an Academy Award a week ago in the ‘Documentary Feature’ category.

During the event, Joseph Patel and Questlove arrived at the stage with co-producers David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent. Moreover, Questlove, during his speech thanked the director of ‘Summer of Soul’ and the slew of performers who made a feature in the film.

The film premiered at Sundane Film Festival last year, wherein it minted the Grand Jury and the Audience Award. The documentary centers on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, restoring 50-year-old footage and audio of performances from Stevie Wonder, The Staples Singers, The 5th Dimension, and many more.

Meanwhile, another Indian-American artist had grabbed her first Grammy Awards.

Singer Falguni Shah lifted the winner’s trophy for Best Children’s Music Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

Shah, who goes by the stage name Falu, has become the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the same category twice by the Recording Academy. Hours after bagging the accolade, Falguni also took to Instagram to share her moment of pride with her online family.

She wrote, “I have no words to describe today’s magic. What an honor to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premier Ceremony, and then take home a statue on behalf of all the incredible people who worked on A Colorful World. We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition. THANK YOU!”

Another massive moment of pride for India occurred when Indian musician Ricky Kej won his second Grammy Award alongside Stewart Copeland for ‘Devine Tides’ in the Best New Age Album category.