Sub Pop


MON, FEB 1, 2010 at 8:26 AM

WE SORT OF WON ANOTHER DAMN GRAMMY!

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You may be aware that the Grammy Awards were held yesterday in Los Angeles, California. You may, like me, have sat and watched the televised portion of the show (occasionally wincing, frequently confused, often drinking beer). Or, you may, like many people (if their updates on Facebook and Twitter are to be believed), have intentionally missed the Grammy’s altogether. Whatever your opinion of the awards, it’s clear they are kind of a big deal and give artists an opportunity to connect with a wider audience and blah, blah, blah…

WE WON ANOTHER ONE! IN YOUR FACE, EVERYONE ELSE! WE WON AGAIN !!!

Or, kind of…

While he didn’t actually, when you come right down to it, really take home an award himself, Sub Pop/Next Ambiance recording artist Bassekou Kouyate played on an album AND track that each won a Grammy last night. Bassekou played on the Bela Fleck album Throw Down Your Heart and the song of the same name which won in the categories “Best Contemporary World Music Album” and "Best Pop Instrumental.” We’re releasing Bassekou’s album I Speak Fula tomorrow. You should buy it. He sort of won a Grammy! Also tomorrow, Bassekou begins a 5-week tour with Bela Fleck’s Africa Project in Colorado. Full dates can be found here.

Bassekou Kouyate: closer to a damn Grammy than you’ll ever be. (Unless Bret and Jemaine actually read this thing).


Posted by Richard Laing