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“Sounds of Africa” Exhibition at the Grammy Museum Honors Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita and Others


From June 24 into autumn, Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum will present an exhibit entitled “Sounds of Africa,” in partnership with the BET Awards, highlighting winners and nominees of both the Grammy and BET Awards. The two influential awards organizations have chosen a lineup of African musical and visual artists to showcase, as a tribute to the artistic diversity and creativity born of the continent.

Those honored include Afropop Board member and musical star Angelique Kidjo

Malian legend Salif Keita

Nigerian guitar king Sir Victor Uwaifo

Congolese rumba icon Tabu Ley Rochereau

Nigerian hip-hop artist Ice Prince

South African singers Mafikizolo

and the quickly rising Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo (whose body painting features in Beyoncé’s Lemonade).

The exhibit will display, among other things, handwritten lyrics, costumes, and the artists’ rare instruments. For our friends out in L.A., make sure to stop by the Grammy Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. and check out the exhibit.

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