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February 9, 2009

Three Grammys for a cappella

Once again a cappella music was recognized at last night's Grammy Awards when three a cappella recordings won prestigious awards. Overlooked for 30 years The King's Singers were finally rewarded with a win in the Best Classical Crossover category for their studio release "Simple Gifts".

Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their third Grammy with a win in Best Traditional World Music Album for "Ilembe - Honoring Shaka Zulu." In the Best Small Ensemble Performance award Charles Bruffy and the Phoenix Chorale won for the sublime "Spotless Rose: Hymns To The Virgin Mary".

Congratulations to all and a thumb on the nose and a raspberry to Mickey Rapkin and others in the media who seem to delight in making fun of a cappella. See that once again that a cappella music has won some serious awards!

Posted by acapnews at February 9, 2009 9:22 PM


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