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For Veigas winning Grammy extreme in his 22-year musical career

Vanil Veigas
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Mangaluru: The prestigious Grammy Award was also given to Mangaluru-based musician Vanil Veigas. He received the Grammy for Ricky Kej’s album titled, “Divine Tides,” which has around 8 songs. Along with Vanil Veigas, P. A. Deepak also won the award.

Speaking to NewsKarnataka Veigas said, “I am happy to have received this award. This is essentially the most extreme thing that has happened in my 22-year musical career. This entire album was made during the pandemic. We were all working from home, and everything was done remotely. We did our part, sent it to others, had it recorded, and approved.”

Vanil Veigas, who was raised in Ullala of Mangaluru by the Late Issac Veigas and Daisy Pereira, grew up with a passion for music. A toy piano was gifted to him by his father’s friend and became his first musical instrument. Veigas, a self-taught musician, began playing in the church choir after learning the basic chords and formed a band with his friends for weddings and other events in the City. He has also written music for several Konkani music albums and scored a few regional films.

“My family is in Ullala. In 2007, I moved to Bengaluru and started working with Ricky Kej,” he said. Ricky was very supportive, taught him music production, composition, and arrangement, and introduced him to the world of musical genres, styles, and musicians.

He has worked on the music production for Sir David Attenborough’s narration in the National Award-winning documentary “Wild Karnataka,” worked as a major part of Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman’s 2015 Grammy®-winning album “Winds of Samsara,” worked for Ciro Hurtado’s “Ayahuasca Dreams,” which was nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy in the best folk music category, and so on.

Presently he is working on several projects which include albums, freelancing, etc.

“Musicians should consider the possibility that their music will help them achieve success. Nobody should believe that music is a small thing. Parents must encourage their children who love music,” he said.

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