Tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2016, the Grammy Museum and BET are to unveil a brand new exhibit, Sounds of Africa, showcasing and celebrating the unique diversity of African music, and spotlighting African winners and nominees of both the Grammy Award® and the “BET Awards“.
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.
Commenting, Monde Twala, VP, BET, Youth & Music, VIMN Africa, said: “It’s fantastic to see the influence of African artistes 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.”
On display temporarily until later in the year, the exhibit will feature handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments from a wide range of artists including 2Face Idibia, Ice Prince, Laolu Senbanjo, Sir Victor Uwaifo, South African duo Mafikizolo, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo (Benin) amongst others.