Prashant mentions that the album ‘Symbol’ is a call for empathy in times when powers seek to drive us apart
Pune, February 07, 2019: Music’s biggest Night – The Grammy Awards returns for its 61st edition. The ceremony celebrates artists all the world for their contribution to the field of music. Musicians eagerly await the Grammy Awards as it brings together the best of talent. A special mention goes to the Indian origin musician, Prashant Mistry whose album Symbol has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Immersive Music Album’ at the 61st Grammy Awards that will telecast in the country on 11th February 2019, Vh1 India at 7:30 am, with a primetime repeat telecast at 9 pm.
Prashant Mistry is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer, he originated Engine-Earz, A bass music collective from Reading in 2009. Engine Earz was described as a ‘Massive Attack for the next generation’, and have a huge fan base. Prashant has dedicated the album ‘Symbol’ to the deceased father of the band’s percussionist, Kabir. The symbol was released in 2011 making Prashant one of the only Indian-origin musicians to make a name for himself in electronic music abroad, his band Engine-Earz Experiment draws inspiration from India.
Commenting on being nominated at the 61st Grammy Awards, Prashant Mistry said “It’s an incredible honour to have my album nominated for a Grammy, and to see Jorja Smith nominated for Best New Artist… in fact, there is no feeling quite like it! As a musician starting out you dream of things like this, you then spend your whole life learning and studying, trying to perfect your craft. This album ‘Symbol” is especially important for me as its a call for empathy in times when powers seek to drive us apart.”
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