“Grammy award winning music composer Ricky Kej speaks to Supriya Samuel of The Luxury Collection”
It was on February 8th, 2015, that the world got to experience the brilliance of one of the youngest Indian music composers, Ricky Kej as he created history by winning the award for the best new age album, ‘Winds of Samsara’ at the 57th Grammy Awards. I recall waking up the next morning to fi nd the front pages of all the newspapers in my house fl ooded with pictures of Kej. My musical instinct kicked in and made me immediately Google the artist and listen to his album. As I listened to the fi rst song in the album I fi rst thought it sounded like a very clear genre of fusion. But as the album kept on playing one song after another, the magic kept unraveling, revealing an amalgamation of different cultural infl uences and sounds. A rendition so clear that I couldn’t stop listening.