Wouter Kellerman, a flautist and music composer who has won two South African Music Awards (SAMA’s : the South African version of the Grammy Awards). Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman has focused his attention on World and Roots music, exploring the versatility of the instrument and fusing classical and contemporary sounds.
I literally lit up last night when i heard Wouter Kellerman pronuced as winner, its such a patriotic feeling you get to hear the name of South Africans called on world stages. – MetrosMag CE
Kellerman received a Grammy® Award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, last night for his 2014 album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej. The Album started as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi but ended up featuring 120 musicians, recorded on five continents, as a collaboration between South Africa and India.
Winds of Samsara reached No. 1 on the US New Age Album Billboard Charts and also peaked at No. 1 on the ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart in the month of July 2014.
Kellerman’s albums were mixed by Grammy Award–winning sound engineer, S. Husky Höskulds and have been released in South Africa, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia and most recently in the US.