The BET Awards and the Grammy MusuemÂ have selected some African artistsâ€™ works to be showcasedÂ at the â€œSounds of Africaâ€ Exhibition which seeks to celebrate the unique diversity of African music, and spotlight African winners and nominees of both the Grammy Awards and the BET Awards.
The works of Grammy-award winner AngÃ©lique Kidjo, Legendary Singer/songwriter Sir Victor Uwaifo, Singer/songwriter Salif Keita, Singer/songwriter and producer 2Baba, Rumba singer/songwriter and bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau, Hip-hop artist and actor Ice Prince, Visual artist Laolu Senbanjo, South African duo Mafikizolo, among others will temporarily be on display from Friday, June 24th 2016 until later on the year.
Items to be displayed feature handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments.Monde Twala, VP BET Youth & Music, VIMN Africa said, â€œItâ€™s fantastic to see the influence of African artists 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.â€
For more information and to vote your favourtie artists for theÂ 2016 BET Awards, visit BETAfica.tv