Thursday, December 13, 2007

Busoga artists get Grammy nod!

CAPTION: The face of the Ugandan CD nominated for a Grammy

Forget about Jose Chameleone’s profile on the Grammys website – true, his story was the site’s lead feature last week.
But in this case, Rafshizzle is having drum roll for the artistes from Busoga region who have been nominated by the Grammys for their joint work in a fight against HIV/Aids. The group recognised as Various Artistes, has been nominated in the category of Best Traditional World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental) for their 14-track CD titled Singing For Life: Songs Of Hope, Healing, And HIV/AIDS In Uganda.
The CD comprises songs by traditional artistes like Vilimina Nakiranda and The Bakusseka Majja Group, NACWOLA Iganga, Mzee Mata Nasani/Akadongo, Kanihiro Group, Bright Woman Actresses, Negro Angels Bamalayika, Bukona Woman’s Group, Kibaale Village Embaire Ensemble, Centurio Balikoowa, MUDINET Drama Group, Walya Sulaiman/PADA, Meeting Point Kampala and Jumbo Theatre Group.
The CD was recorded/produced by Vanderbilt University’s associate professor of ethnomusicology and anthropology Gregory Barz on his visit to Uganda last year.We’re keeping our fingers crossed until February 10 for the Grammys main ceremony…

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