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Sunday, 14 April 2024 8.36 PM IST

Manoj wins Grammy for the second time by playing the violin

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KOCHI: Thrissur native Manoj George is thrilled to bring the Grammy award to Kerala for the second time. Manoj's touch of magical music on the violin is also present in 'Divine Tides' a new Age album, which was selected for the award at the Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas this year.

The album is composed by Indian music director Ricky Kej and rock legend Stuart Copeland. Manoj first kissed at the Grammy in 2015. The album was 'Winds of Samsara,' composed by Ricky Kej himself. Manoj started playing the violin when he was seven. His parents George Chittilapally and Rosie did not discourage him. They bought a violin worth 600 rupees for him.

Manoj's compositions that combine western music with Carnatic music were noted by many. Upon relocating to Bangalore, he came in contact with several musical talents. He thus started playing the violin with Ricky for commercials and movies. Gradually, he turned towards world venues and albums. Manoj has played the violin in 3,000 venues along with several renowned musicians including Chitra and Hariharan. Susha is his wife. Neil Manoj and Nia Rose Manoj are the children.

'Divine Tides' born during Covid

Ricky prepared the 'Divine Tides' while Covid was in full swing. Manoj became a part of it by sitting in his own music school in Bangalore. Many foreign musicians joined the album in a similar manner.

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