Christopher Tin has taken his place in video game – and music – history as his “Baba Yetu” theme for Civilization IV won this year’s “Best Instrumental Accompanying Vocals” Grammy. The theme is the first track recorded for a video game to achieve the honor, and while it was included in a 2005 release, it only became eligible with Tin’s 2010 album “Calling All Dawns” (which also won a Grammy – “Best Classical Crossover Album”).
“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,” said Tin.
“We’re so proud of Christoppher’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,” said Tommy Tallerico, CEO of Video Games Live.
Check out our feature on Christopher Tin here.