The Grammy winners in the New Age music category for 2015 are Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman. Congratulations to both! The trophy was handed out at the 57th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, LA, on Sunday.
Ricky Key is the first-ever Indian to win a New Age music Grammy. The album Winds of Samsara also features South African flautist Wouter Kellerman. Under the ceremony Kej thanked The Recording Academy and United States for the prestigious recognition. He said; “It’s only in America an Indian and South African can receive the biggest music award.”
Other albums nominated in the category were “Bhakti” by Paul Avgerinos, “Ritual” by Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, “Symphony Live In Istanbul” by Kitaro and “In Love And Longing” by Silvia Nakkach and David Darling. Key and Kellerman were our favorites for the Grammy award.
Kej has created the music for five feature films, 12 Universal Music albums and more than 2,000 TV commercials. The album “Winds of Samsara” was released on the Listen2Africa label.