Chabad composer Sarah Dukes’ new piano solo album “Life Sometimes” has passed the initial voting stage and is now officially included on the 59th GRAMMY Awards ballots under the “New Age” category.
The Grammy Award is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry, and recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
“I am super excited and completely humbled…I feel so privileged to be a part of all this,” Dukes wrote on her facebook page at www.facebook.com/sarahdukesmusic.
Dukes composes her music as a hobby in between raising her five children and working as a mental health counselor. Her second album “Life Sometimes” was selected as a winner in the Global Music Awards, honored with a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the New Age Solo Piano and Album categories, and was ranked #17 on Zone Music Reporter’s “Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart”.
“From its onset, Life Sometimes takes you by the hand, and guides you through an intricate and prismatic Soundscape that seems to touch on every imaginable human sentiment,” shares BT Fasmer from newagemusic.guide. Similarly, Michael Diamond from Music and Media Focus describes “Life Sometimes” as “a gorgeous album that serves to further Sarah Dukes’ growing reputation as a composer of thoughtful and evocative music.”
“To be included on such a prestigious award ballot is a tremendous honor and hopefully will inspire other lubavitchers to develop and share their talents that Hashem gives them,” Dukes shared exclusively with COLlive. “It is an amazing zechus to be able to show that a frum, chassidic woman can also be recognized as contributing in the music world.”
Dukes’ piano solo albums and singles, performed by Yaron Gershovsky, are available in Judaica stores and online at mostlymusic.com, iTunes, and Amazon, and on her website www.sarahdukesmusic.com where you can also purchase sheet music.
A yiddishe mother of five. Thanks for doing this for yiddishkeit
I feel sure that you might be the first sheitel-wearing lady nominated for a Grammy!!
Congratulations on creating beautiful music. May you go from strength to strength.
When I listen to your music it inspires me-to be myself. Not to be afraid of the outside world. I surround myself with the love you give over in your music and within that safety I can express my own thoughts and growth. Thank you, Sarah-for your gift is a gift to so many people
You touch and enrich the lives of so many.
Thank you. For the beautiful music.
We are proud of your achievements!!
Sarahs music keeps me going thru my ups and downs in life,
celebrating accomplishments and coping with failure.
as a bocher that strives to do what the Rebbe expects of me i find Sarahs music a unique tool that gives you the internal strength to push forward and persevere thru the triumphs we face in life.
So well deserved!!!
I hope you win, the music is great, I wish you Hatzlocha
love it, hatzlocho!!!
Sarah this is amazing!!! I’m super proud of you!
Wow!! That music is stunning!! So inspirational
This is awesome I hope you win the Grammy! You music is beautiful!
GO SARAH! Your music is BEAUTIFUL! It is played non stop in our house!! You deserve this!
wow kidush hashem