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Civilization IV’s ‘Baba Yetu’ Music Wins Video Games’ First Grammy Award

Written on February 14, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Rome wasn't built in a day, but Civilizations IV needed six years to get the greatness it deserved as it won an award at the 53rd Grammy. A milestone for the video game industry indeed.

Civilization IV now doesn’t only tell the stories of ancient civilivations, it also tells the glory and triumph of video games as it wins the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists in the recently concluded 53rd Grammy Awards. Composed by Christopher Tin together with the Sowetu Gospel Choir, ‘Baba Yetu’ or ‘God’s Prayer’ was originally made for the opening video of Firaxis Games’ Civilization IV.

It’s a glorious night for the video game industry. Proving that it can transcend beyond the confines of the video game award shows, the industry has attained a milestone that will forever inspire its denizens of creating amazing works that will make people from other industries look and reconsider what video games are truly made of.

Check out the amazing music after the break!

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