Masa Takumi Grammy | Learn Real English

Masa Takumi Grammy | Learn Real English

Learn Real English | Masa Takumi

Japanese musician Masa Takumi took home the Grammy for ‘best global music album at the 65 Annual Grammy Awards for his record ‘Sakura.’ In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at his acceptance speech, learn some of the key phrases and how to use them.


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English Interview Transcript | Masa Takumi

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Masa Takumi Accepts the Grammy For Best Global Music Album For “Sakura” at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Um…what… What’s happened to me? This is Grammy Award, isn’t it?

It’s speechless because I don’t prepare any words here, but I just want to thank you, and my producer Lonnie  Park, and my much loved collaborators, and my family from Hiroshima, Japan.

Chako, Kotou Norihiko… and then my father figure, he has been taking care of me after my father passed away; Hitoshi Shimoda from Yokohama.

And Kiyoshi, and Cyril Takayama, my favorite magician, so he’s not here though. And Brian Watters and  Dechella. So many. So please, please…

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