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Civ IV’s Baba Yetu Wins First Grammy For a Video Game

Posted on 14 February 2011 by Kevin Minke

Christopher Tin made video game history yesterday by winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for his song, Baba Yetu, featured prominently as the main theme song of Civilization IV. The composer, who wrote the song for his former Stanford University roommate Soren Johnson, has also seen the work featured at the largest choreographed water fountain in the world at the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

The game picked up its award for its inclusion on the debut album “Calling all Dawns” by the artist Christopher Tin, although it was originally scored to serve as the theme for Sid Meier’s best-selling game. You can find it listed over on the grammy’s Web site at number 86, and if you haven’t heard the song before, then it’s not too late to enjoy what is probably one of the most delightful, uplifting piece of video game music to ever be crafted. Enjoy.

[games.on.net]

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