In association with BET, the Grammy museum will be displaying the ‘African queen’ crooner’s works at a new exhibit dubbed “Sounds of Africa”.
History will be made today June 24, 2016 as Black Entertainment Television (BET) in association with Grammy Museum are set to unveil the legendary 2baba’s creative works at exhibits tagged “Sounds of Africa”.
The exhibit is aimed at showcasing and celebrating the unique diversity of African music.
Works of other African music acts such as Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Mafikizolo and Ice Prince amongst would also be showcased.
These artistes who are also winners of Grammy awards and BET awards respectively, are being celebrated for their creative process as well as the art/ technology of their recording process.
The event which is put together by Grammy Museum and Black Entertainment Television (BET) will be on temporary display till the end of the year.
The exhibition will feature handwritten lyrics, costumes, and an array of rare musical instruments. Other legendary artistes on exhibition include Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo, Nigerian singer/ songwriter Sir Victor Uwaifo, and Congolese rumba singer/songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau.
Located on the third floor of the Grammy Museum, the display is an extension of the 16th annual “BET Awards” and the 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE.
Monde Twala, VP, BET, Youth & Music, VIMN Africa said “It’s fantastic to see the influence of African artists and music amplified in this unique exhibition in this iconic setting. We are excited about working with the Grammy Museum to create this fascinating tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African musicians.”
Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only the GRAMMY Museum can deliver.