25 November 2019 I Nepalese flautist Manose Singh, who goes by Manose Newa in his Facebook profile, has become the first Nepalese-origin person to be nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards.
The globe-trotting artiste broke the news on his excited country men and women through a social media post late last week.
“And the Grammy goes to… This morning beloved Deva and Miten called me and gave me some surprise news ….We have been nominated for a Grammy! Amazing news for all of us . Thank you !! In my deep heart I always feel the music we share needs no validation but at same time it’s excited to hear! Thanks again beloveds. And the Grammy goes to….YOU ❤️🙏❤️,” (sic) his ecstatic Facebook post reads.
Mr Singh is known to have bought his first bansuri, a bamboo flute, from a street hawker in Kathmandu city when he was still a young school boy and began carrying it around. He is today known for his ability to fuse notes from all sorts of musical backgrounds and create a “music from the inner stillness” that will just “blow your mind”.
What Manose can do for your soul through his out-of-this-world music is perhaps best described by an article on Indian Currents magazine’s website: “There is probably no one, however, who has taken the bansuri more places and given it a greater expressive range than Nepali musician Manose.”
“As a small boy in the Himalayas, I found myself one night in the thrall of a sound that awakened something in my core; since then, my life has been guided by the search for this experience; using my music, I express the longing to answer this call within,” Manose tells about himself in his official website.
So what do they say about Manose’s enthralling music? His website cites some:
“The sound of Manose’s flutes, are the sound of the Gods… there is a direct link. If you’re open to it, they will speak through him.” John Densmore (The Doors)
“What transpires when Manose puts his lips to a flute is supernatural… hypnotic, sacred, seductive, simple, air through bamboo.” Los Angeles Yoga