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The African Artists On The 2017 Grammy Nomination List

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

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 namely in 1988 (Shaka Zulu), in 2004 (Raise Your Spirit Higher). in 2009 (Ilembe), and in 2013 (Singing For Peace Around The World).

 

 Photo by Marco Borggreve from 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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