Baba Yetu

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  1. Another World
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    Baba Yetu, the title for the opening theme of Civilization IV and V, has been nominated for a Grammy award. The video game theme, a first of its kind reorganization, has been nominated for the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" category. This years Grammys will take place February 12th-13th.



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  2. DryYoshi

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    Not really my music.
    Maybe for people who like Lion King alot...
    Anyway. here's a video:
     
  3. _Chaz_

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    I didn't know this kind of thing could happen...
     
  4. Spikey

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    Last I checked Civilization V didn't use that song... it's something else entirely. Unless something changed in an update?
     
  5. deathking

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    this is one of the best gaming songs i have heard
     
  6. KingdomBlade

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    I love this a lot LOL. As in, my friend introduced me to this song, then all of my friends suddenly memorized it and we used it in a project. We are all addicted to this song, although I'm the only one who's actually played Civilization already. It is a surprisingly popular song in our class now, everyone recognizes Baba Yetu already.
     
  7. Jiggah

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    It's from Civ IV and it's getting nominated because it's being performed world wide by various choirs. The nomination, I believe, is for the specific performance at the PBS Video Games Live! show.
     
  8. GreatZimkogway

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    I like the song...but I really wish I hadn't read the translations of the lyrics. Completely demolished the song for me :\ Really sucks, too, cause it's not a bad song. I should've known, though, once I saw that it's sung by a gospel choir. Meh. Untranslated, the song is nice. Translated, it's shitty.
     
  9. Ron

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    It's a beautiful song. Makes me want to get my CIV 4 CD.
    I'll definitely watch the Grammy's this year, I usually forget 'cause I don't really care.
     
  10. shakirmoledina

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    baba yetu in Swahili means Our Father (afaik) which is the national language of TZ (my country)
    maybe a hidden msg...
     
  11. shadowmanwkp

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    Yup it's a christian song, here's a video with the lyrics:
     
  12. GreatZimkogway

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    Which is what pissed me off.
     
  13. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    THIS. JUST THIS.
     
  14. geminisama

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    It's a beautiful song, regardless of what the translation is. I hope they win, giving gaming composers a shot in the future.
    But now, this has made me succumb to my Civ addiction once more. See you guys in a week! XD