The Recording Academy has announced that Genge music will be added to the Grammy Awards 2024. This is the first time that a Kenyan genre of music has been included in the prestigious awards ceremony.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 5, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The new category, Best Genge Music Performance, will recognize excellence in the genre.
Genge music is a Kenyan genre of music that originated in the 1990s. It is a fusion of traditional Kenyan music with hip hop, R&B, and dancehall. Genge music is known for its catchy melodies, upbeat rhythms, and social commentary.
Some of the most popular Genge artists include Sauti Sol, Khaligraph Jones, and Femi One. These artists have helped to popularize Genge music around the world.
The addition of Genge music to the Grammy Awards is a significant moment for Kenyan music. It is a recognition of the genre’s growing popularity and its place in the global music scene.
The Recording Academy has also announced two other new categories for the 2024 Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.
The Best Alternative Jazz Album category will recognize excellence in albums that blend jazz with other genres, such as rock, electronic, and hip hop. The Best Pop Dance Recording category will recognize excellence in pop songs that feature danceable rhythms.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards will be a star-studded event that celebrates the best in music. The addition of Genge music, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording categories is a sign that the Recording Academy is committed to recognizing the diversity of music around the world.