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Vietnamese-born singer wins Grammy Award

Vietnamese-American singer Sangeeta Kaur – real name Mai Xuan Loan – won “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album” at the 2022 Grammys.

Sangeeta Kaur was honored with Hilla Plitmann – Israeli vocalist – with the album Mythologies, at the award ceremony on the morning of April 4 (Hanoi time). The two surpassed many names in the classical music world such as Will Liverman, Joyce DiDonato, Jamie Barton and Laura Strickling.

On stage to receive the award, Sangeeta Kaur thanked her team, family and audience who loved her music. The singer said, “This album is made of friendship, love. It is proof that people can create miracles from love. Let’s put love into our music.”

Sangeeta Kaur (red dress) receiving the award.  Photo: AFP

Sangeeta Kaur (red dress) receiving the award. Photo: AFP

According to Operawire, Sangeeta Kaur is the first Vietnamese singer to win this category. Albums Mythologies Written by composer Danea Xantha Vlasse based on Greek mythology for two powerful female voices Sangeeta Kaur and Hilla Plitmann.

Sangeeta Kaur’s real name is Mai Xuan Loan, has Vietnamese parents, was born and raised in the US. She graduated in Opera Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of California State University and holds a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory in Berklee. Singer who has released five albums – Niguma, Ascension, Mirrors, Compassion and Illuminance.

Sangeeta Kaur performing "Come and Find Me"

Sangeeta Kaur performing “Come and Find Me”. Video: YouTube Sangeeta Kaur

She was influenced by Indian philosophy, mainly pursuing Opera and meditation music. Since 2009, she has adopted the Indian stage name Sangeeta Kaur, which means Princess of Music and Harmony.

Above Sangeetakaurmusicthe singer said: “My life’s mission is to create and share music, bringing joy and positive energy to listeners”.

Shiva Baum – Director of Bhakti Fest music festival – once commented: “Sangeeta Kaur’s voice has wisdom and elegance. I am moved by the depth of her performances. Sangeeta Kaur will bring to life. giving audiences experiences they never expected.”

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