TVC E - Nigerian Nollywood star, Kunle Afolayan has celebrated Angelique Kidjo who won the best world music album of the year.
The New York-based singer who stars in Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, The CEO, won the award for her Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg collaboration, Sings. Her album beat one by Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project and South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
“I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my country, to all the young generation,” said Kidjo who has won the award for the second consecutive year.
The album merges African song writing and rhythms with European classical instrumentation, a fusion on which Kidjo has repeatedly experimented.
Kidjo described the album as an artistic challenge as traditional African bands follow the lead of the soloist much more closely, unlike Western orchestras that generally play off refined scores.
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President/CEO of The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow said the group has positively impacted the entertainment industry, hence the recognition.
"Each year, The Academy has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our Industry and cultural heritage," he said.
"And this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees.
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