MUSIC WITH A PURPOSE: INDIAN GRAMMY-AWARD WINNERS ON ONE PAGE SPOTLIGHT

Creating music is indeed an art. Especially if one speaks about good music, it surely requires years of practice, patience and of course an inherent trait. Good music can make you speechless, and if you find that, you know that’s a keeper for life.

In this article, we bring you 3 composers extraordinaire who are not just grammy-award winners but are also creating impactful and meaningful music. While one’s music reminds people to be conscious about the environment , the others have set a trend of inventing new instruments, and have connected people across borders by taking music beyond the confines of recording rooms and stages. 

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

MUSIC WITH A PURPOSE: INDIAN GRAMMY-AWARD WINNERS ON ONE PAGE SPOTLIGHT
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A Grammy-award, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri honour award winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan is one of the finest Indian musicians that India is privileged to have. One of the foremost disciples of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a pioneer in putting Indian classical music on the map.

He created the Mohan Veena- a modified version of a Hawain guitar with an artistic blend of sitar, sarod & veena techniques with 14 more strings. The sound of a Mohan veena is divine in every sense of the word as sweet tunes of sitar, sarod and veena comes through beautifully.  Watching Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt composedly play the Mohan veena is a sheer treat that we recommend everyone to witness. 

His deep-rooted passion for Indian classical music has not only brought him acclaim in his homeland, but he’s also much revered globally for his jugalbandis with International artists. 

In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2020, One Page Spotlight had the honour of featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt along with 40 artists from 6 countries in an online concert to raise awareness about global climate change. 

Ricky Kej

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An artist with a purpose, Ricky Kej is an Internationally known music composer, professor, singer and an environmentalist. Ricky is a Grammy-award winner and has been closely associated with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and UNESCO as his music is primarily based on environmental issues, a global concern that Ricky has dedicated his life to. 

His album SHANTI SAMSARA was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande at the United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. His recent composition in natural history documentary ‘Wild Karnataka’ was very well received worldwide and he also scored music for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2011, held in Dhaka-Bangladesh.

In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2020, One Page Spotlight featured Ricky Kej along with 40 artists from 6 countries in an online concert to raise awareness about global climate change. 

 

Manoj George

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With over 3000 concerts, 100 compositions and awards, Manoj George is a well-known Violinist whose music has sailed across oceans and continents. 

Manoj George is a Grammy-award winner with a stellar repertoire of work ranging from playing in Geneva for the United Nations to sharing the stage with Bryan Adams. For the album Winds of Samsara, he collaborated with Ricky Kej and together they created soulful music that won the award for Best New Age Album in 2015. 

He was also the first Indian violinist to achieve the silver medal at the Global Music Award for his composition Saraswati in 2019. He was one among the 40 musicians who was part of the online concert for Earth Day on April 22nd, 2020.

We’re extremely ecstatic to have these incredible musicians on our platform who have taken Indian music to the global stage. One Page Spotlight is a platform for the creative community to engage and collaborate towards creating new  journeys. Along with these great composers, you will also find extraordinary young talent on our platform. 

Linsiya Patrao
If Linsiya had the means to travel, she believes she would never be seen. She's a baker by heart and loves to write about food, culture, travel, films and books. She wishes to run a café of her own someday and spend her retirement taking care of pandas.

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