Monday, July 27, 2009

Guess I Need To Write A Check

Honestly, I go back and forth on the issue of Grammy awards as they pertain to Louisiana music and musicians. On the one hand, folks like Clifton Chenier and Beausoleil won Grammys without a special category. Their music stood out on a national level on its own merits, and was recognized. And yet, I did root for Terrance and Cynthia Simien as they worked long and hard to establish a category for Cajun and Zydeco music. Here's an article by Herman Fuselier in the Daily World that makes the best argument I've seen for Grammy participation by local musicians. Fuselier points out the work done by the Recording Academy on behalf of musicians rights, and royalty payments, as well as the millions it delivered to New Orleans after Katrina. Read it all here.

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