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Dubai: The Dubai Fountain song Baba Yetu has won a Grammy for its composer Christopher Tin.
Taken from the album Calling All Dawns, the Swahili song won the Grammy for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists” and is also the theme tempo for the video game, “Civilization IV”.
The song made history for being the first video gaming music to be nominated and to win the prestigious music award.
Calling All Dawns also won the “Best Classical Crossover Album” at the Grammys.
Baba Yetu was arranged by Christopher Tin along with the Soweto Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Dubai Fountain is a central attraction of Downtown Dubai and overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Among the songs performed by The Dubai Fountain include Sama Dubai, a tribute to His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and another Emirati composition Insh Al Aldar, reflecting the UAE’s cultural traditions.