SRINAGAR: In a matter of pride, noted Kashmiri singer and musician Qaisar Nizami has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy award for his collaborative song ‘Nazninay’ (O Beauty), which forms a part of US-based music composer and santoor player Ehsaan Matoori’s multinational ‘The Voice and Bridges’ project.
The nominations for the 2002 Grammys (or the 64th Grammy Awards) will be formally announced at a live-streamed event on November 23.
It is for the first time in Grammy history that a Kashmiri singer has found a place in the list of nominations. The first-round voting for the nominations ended on November 5. The next round will take place between December 6, 2021, and January 5, 2022, in time for the event slated for January 31, 2022.
“Never before has any singer of the Valley had the privilege of having had any of his songs chosen for the Grammy Awards,” Nizami said, urging all Kashmiri music lovers to participate in the online voting process. (Agencies)