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The African Artists on the 2017 Grammy nomination list

The Grammy nominations are out and on the list are Africans nominated in two categories.

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South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo Group

South African acappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo were nominated in the category of Best World Music Album for Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers. This marks the group’s 17th Grammy Award nomination. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been awarded the Grammy Award four times; in 1988, for Shaka Zulu; in 2004, for Raise Your Spirit Higher; in 2009, for Ilembe and in 2013, for Singing For Peace Around The World.

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout

South African Forte pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout

Also on the list is South African fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout who received a nomination in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9

 

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