South African flautist brings home a Grammy

2015-02-09 12:30

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Joburg born and bred flautist Wouter Kellerman has taken home the award for best new age album at the Grammys this year for his album with Indian composer Ricky Kej, Winds of Samsara.

The album looks at the links between India and South Africa in their struggle to reach independence.

“The message is of peace, love and tolerance between Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. That’s the message we were trying to communicate with this album,” he said.

In June last year Winds of Samsara reached No. 1 on the US New Age Album Billboard Charts and top 100 Radio Airplay Chart.

Kellerman joins Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo as one of only two African recipients of the golden gramophone this year.

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