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While main stream media report on the Beyonce vs Rihanna Grammy nominations, we’ll celebrate our South Africans that have been nominated!


Talented South Africans have managed to score two nominations for the 2017 Grammy awards. The 59th annual Grammy Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday.

South African a cappella singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo received a nomination in the category Best World Music Album for Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers .

This marks the group’s 17th Grammy Award nomination and could be their fifth win!

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been awarded the prestigious award four times before; 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.

Below is one of their popular videos on YouTube:

Another finalist is South African born fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, who also received a nomination in the ‘world field’ for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Born in South Africa in 1979, Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano. He has been nominated for a Grammy twice before.

The artist is incredibly talented, check out the video below:

The 59th Annual Awards ceremony will be held on 12 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. James Corden will host the ceremony for the first time and South Africans will be able to watch the entire show live… at around 3am our time.

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Sources: Grammy Website | Youtube

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