Video Games Live would like to congratulate fellow video game composer Christopher Tin for the first ever video game song to win a Grammy Award! “Baba Yetu” has been performed in Video Games Live since the song had its live world premiere debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 2006. A special duet version of the song appears on the recently released Video Games Live DVD, Blu-Ray, album and highly acclaimed PBS Special The song originally appeared as the opening song for Sid Meiers’ PC hit Civilization IV as well as Tin’s classical/world fusion album “Calling All Dawns” which also won the Grammy for the “Best Classical Crossover Album”.
Composer Christopher Tin said, “The fact that this song has had a life outside of the game is owed almost entirely to Video Games Live. They were the first to bring this music to concert stages around the world and to places I had never dreamed possible.” Video Games Live CEO Tommy Tallarico added, “We’re so proud of Christopher’s Grammy Award victory and what he has accomplished. This historic moment will continue to bridge the gap between mainsteam music and video games. It is an honor to perform his music in our show.”