RiSA on Black Coffee and Wouter Kellerman Grammy nods: 'It is a proud moment for South Africans'

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Black Coffee
Black Coffee
Photo: Gallo
  • RiSA has praised SA musicians Black Coffee and Wouter Kellerman for bagging nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards.
  • Black Coffee is in the running for the Best Dance/Electronic Album Award, and Wouter for the Best New Age Album award.
  • "It is a proud moment for South Africans to see one of our own shine so brightly on some of the biggest stages of the world," said RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi.


RiSA has congratulated SA stars Black Coffee and Wouter Kellerman, who have both been nominated for Grammys.

Black Coffee has received a nod in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category for Subconsciously, while flautist Wouter Kellerman has been nominated in the Best New Age Album category for his album Pangaea.

"It is a proud moment for South Africans to see one of our own shine so brightly on some of the biggest stages of the world," said RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi in a press statement. 

About Black Coffee, he added: "A Grammy nomination is a recognition Black Coffee deserves fully and it's already a win for the house and dance music genre that South Africa is known for the world over. We have witnessed his rise in the industry and know how far he has come with his music. We send our best wishes to Black Coffee and will be cheering him on as he takes on the best of the best in his category." 

As for Wouter, who has previously won a Grammy in the same category he is nominated in now, Nhlanhla added: "Wouter Kellerman's third Grammy nomination is a testament of his consistency and craftsmanship. We are proud of how he is flying the South African flag and showing the world just how diverse our talent is. We are in awe of his success and we have no reason to doubt that he will bring home a Grammy next year when the winners are announced." 

The 64th annual Grammy Awards takes place on 31 January 2022.

John Batiste leads the pack with 11 nominations. 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24