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On Display
Jun 24, 2016 – Jun 11, 2017

Museum Hours

Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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“At BET International, we look forward each year to recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artists from the continent of Africa as a part of the annual BET Awards, and this year, we’re thrilled to collaborate with the GRAMMY Museum to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit. We are beyond excited about this tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African music artists, and could not have asked for a better partner.” -Ava Hall, Vice President, BET International Programming and Brand Advancement On display through March 2017, the exhibit features handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments from artists including: GRAMMY WINNER ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, FROM THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF BENINSINGER/SONGWRITER SALIF KEITA, FROM DJOLIBA, MALINIGERIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER SIR VICTOR UWAIFONIGERIAN VISUAL ARTIST LAOLU SENBANJOCONGOLESE RUMBA SINGER/SONGWRITER AND BANDLEADER TABU LEY ROCHEREAUNIGERIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER 2FACE IDIBIANIGERIAN HIP-HOP ARTIST AND ACTOR ICE PRINCEAND MORE! ABOUT BET INTERNATIONAL BET Networks is the leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for people that want to know what’s hot, what’s next and what matters in black culture. BET is currently viewed in more than 110 million homes in over 50 countries around the world, including the United States, the UK, sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. BET International is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms.