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The winds of racial change are swirling nationwide and within the family music community. The Uncle Devin Show, along with WEE Nation Radio, are a part of this necessary storm. I have some historical news to share with you related to the family music industry and the GRAMMY Awards®.
On November 24, 2020, the Recording Academy (RA) announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® now re-scheduled for March 14, 2021. In the category for Best Children’s Album, there were many diverse albums to choose from that included R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Latinx, World music and more. However, the five nominees for this category were all white, four of which were male that play all the same styles of music, i.e., folk, country, and soft rock music (genres that cater to the White community).
No African American has ever won a Grammy for best children’s album, including Ella Jenkins, who is known as the first lady of children’s music. Ms. Jenkins was ultimately given a lifetime GRAMMY thanks to the efforts of artists such as Cathy & Marcy, to help correct this injustice... Click here to continue reading