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Grammy Awards 2023: South Africans wow at Grammy Museum

03/02/2023

Grammy Awards 2023: South Africans wow at Grammy MuseumAll eyes were on SA's own Grammy nominees Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman at a Global Music panel discussion held at the Grammy Museum.

by Mariette van Niekerk

03-02-2023 14:41

in Music

The South African panel discussing Global Music held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Image: @zakesbantwini

| Instagram.

The 65th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Monday 6 February and the celebrations are already in full swing.

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South African music was the highlight of the evening at a recent Global Music Panel music discussion held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

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SA MUSIC UNDER THE GRAMMY SPOTLIGHT The aim of the live panel discussion is to celebrate music from around the world with the spotlight firmly on SA music.

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The discussion featured SA's own Grammy-nominated artist Zakes Bantwini, CEO of Creative Agency GridWorldwide Adam Byars and Talent Manager and Music/Entertainment Executive Sibo Mhlungu.

Zakes Bantwini was one of the SA panel members. Image: @zakesbantwini | Instagram. The event which live-streamed on the museum's Facebook page, also included live a performance by dance music star Zakes Bantwini who along with SA Grammy award-winning flautist Wouter Kellerman and singer Nomcebo Zikode (of Jerusalema fame) are nominated for their collaboration Bayethe in the category Best Global Performance.

Kellerman, know as the flute painter performed a special piece, to paint Nelson Mandela's life with a flute'. The music starts peacefully, illustrating Mandela's childhood, in the countryside tending to cattle, before Kellerman ups the rhythm as Madiba moves to the hustle and bustle of the city. The piece ends on a peaceful note as Mandela retires to spend time with his family, knowing his legacy will sustain us far into the future .

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BAYETHE' UP FOR THE BEST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE During the discussion Bantwini emphasised the importance of working together and revealed all his top hits have been collaborations, SA People reports.

The South African panelists - Bantwini, Mhlungu and GridWorldwide CEO Adam Byars - spoke about the power of music to be truly global and move people with a feeling' rather than lyrics.

Talking about SA's own Grammy nomination, talent manager and IMG Africa CEO Sibo Mhlungu says: Bayethe is a truly global record that speaks to the dynamism and undeniable talent of all three artists, and we're really proud to be able to showcase our work on the world stage.

Multiplatinum-selling recording artist Zikode was not part of the live stream, although she's just as ready to take the Grammy Awards by storm as she did the world with her powerful vocal performance in Jerusalema'!

The 2023 Grammy awards will take place on Sunday and is hosted by fellow South African, comedian Trevor Noah.

ALSO READ: Grammys 2023: Here's who will attend/ skip music's biggest night

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