Zakir Hussain Makes History at 2024 Grammy Awards: 3 Wins in a Night

In a historic night Zakir Hussain won three Grammy Awards. At the 2024 Grammy Awards, renowned tabla player Zakir Hussain made history by becoming the first Indian to win three prizes in one night. His achievements included winning the coveted Best Global Music Performance award for his work on the Rakesh Chaurasia-featured song “Pashto,” which he co-wrote with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer. With this triumph, Hussain became the sixth Grammy winner overall and joined the elite ranks of music icons such as Ravi Shankar and Zubin Mehta.

ZakirĀ  Hussain extended his gratitude to the academy and his fellow musicians for their joint effort. In his address, he stressed the value of harmony, love, and music and dedicated the awards to his family. Hussain added to his influence on the world music scene by winning awards for Best Global Music Album and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Zakir Hussain’s contribution to the renowned world-fusion band Shakti’s comeback album earned him the title of Best Global Music Album. Hussain’s extraordinary talent and the band’s long-awaited reunion helped them win big at the annual awards ceremony.

Despite Indian nominees like “Abundance in Millets” missing out on awards, the night underscored India’s growing recognition in the global music arena. Hussain’s remarkable achievement highlighted the country’s rich musical heritage and its influence on the international stage.

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