Kamal in line for Grammy
Mullumbimby resident Kamal M. Engels has been nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award.
Kamal is well-known on the local and international music scene for recording or producing for numerous artists including Deva Premal and Miten, Yeshe and hundreds of others.
He is nominated for the Grammy Award in the category ‘Best Traditional World Music Album’ for his production of The Gyuto Monks of Tibet ‘Pure Sounds’ album.
Kamal produced the album in early 2010 after inviting the Gyuto Monks for a recording session on his latest album, ‘Zen Mama’.
It contains a rarely performed and never before recorded puja, ‘Jis Pai Bhum Chung’, or the ‘Baby Puja’.
The album was taken up by New Earth Records for release and the label’s creative directors, Waduda and Bhikkhu, submitted it to the Grammy Awards.
Maureen Fallon, who is the co-ordinator of the Gyuto House in Australia, the Gyuto Monks, Kamal and everyone at New Earth Records are very excited about this prestigious acknowledgement and are looking forward to February 13 when the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are held in the USA.