By 234 Star
Nigerian musician and respected Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti has for the third time lost out at the Grammy Awards. This follows his two other Grammy losses (2003 and 2010).
Femi who was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album‘ category for his ‘Africa for Africa‘ album lost the award to Malian band Tinariwen for the album Tassili. Latin/Roots music band AfroCubism and South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo were the other losers in the group.
The announcement was made this evening Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Pre-telecast (where most awards are given). The awards show itself runs from 8 to 11:30 (G.M.T).
As reported earlier, Femi Kuti deliberately skipped out on attending the awards show stating that he ‘didn’t want to raise his hopes high’. He was however excited when the news of his nomination came about late last year.
Check out the other winners announced at the Pre-telecast:
Best New Age Album
‘What’s It All About’ – Pat Metheny
Best Reggae Album
‘Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life – Stephen Marley
Best World Music Album
‘Tassili’ – Tinariwen
Best Children’s Album
‘All About Bullies … Big And Small’ (Various Artists) Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson
Best Engineered Album, Classical
‘Aldridge: Elmer Gantry’ – Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
Producer Of The Year, Classical
Best Orchestral Performance
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Best Opera Recording
Adams: Doctor Atomic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Best Choral Performance
Light & Gold – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
Best Small Ensemble Performance
‘Mackey: Lonely Motel — Music From Slide’ -Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
‘Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra’
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: ‘Schwantner: Chasing Light…’
Best Classical Vocal Solo
‘Diva Divo’ – Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
‘Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry’ – Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
‘Jesus,’ Le’Andria Johnson – Track from: ‘The Awakening Of Le’Andria Johnson’
Best Gospel Song
‘Hello Fear’- Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
‘Blessings’ – Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Best Gospel Album
‘Hello Fear’ – Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
‘And If Our God Is For Us…’ – Chris Tomlin
Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
‘Drama Y Luz’- Maná
Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
‘Bicentenario’ – Pepe Aguilar
Best Banda Or Norteño Album
‘Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends’ – Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Tropical Latin Album
‘The Last Mambo’ – Cachao
Best Recording Package: ‘Scenes From The Suburbs,’ Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
‘The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story,’ Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
Best Album Notes: ‘Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s,’ Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Best Historical Album: Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection — Deluxe Edition), Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
‘Paper Airplane,’ Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
‘Cinema’ (Skrillex Remix)
Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi). Track from: ‘Electroman’
Best Surround Sound Album
‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ (Super Deluxe Edition)
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)
Best Instrumental Composition
‘Life In Eleven.’ Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
‘Rhapsody In Blue,’ Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
‘Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)’
Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
First award, for Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: ‘Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1′ (Various Artists), Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver.
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: ‘The King’s Speech,’ Alexandre Desplat, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media: ‘I See The Light’ (From ‘Tangled’). Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi).
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Mercy Aigbe took to Instagram to admonish people against raising children in violent environments because it has great psychological effects on them, explaining that parents are only meant to protect their children and not make them experience such trauma.
Can we take a minute to think of the effect this barbaric act has on the kids?
A child should not grow up in such unhealthy environment!
Children who are exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, damage that can affect their developmental growth……
They go through depression, anxiety and severe emotional and physiological trauma!
Our Duty as parents is to make our children feel safe and loved and not to cause them untold pain that can damage their lives!
Can we take a minute to think of the effect this barbaric act has on the kids? A Child should not grow up in such unhealthy environment! Children who are exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, damage that can affect their developmental growth…… They go tru depression, anxiety and severe emotional and physiological trauma! Our Duty has parents is to make our children feel safe and loved and not to cause them untold pain that can damage their lives! #saynotodomesticviolence If you are in lagos and need help regarding been abused pls call Office of the Public Defender @opdlagos On Emergency 🚨 no 112 ! #breaktheslience #speakout
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