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Do the Grammys have a diversity problem?

Do the Grammys have a diversity problem?

Do the Grammys have a diversity problem? Do the Grammys have a diversity problem? , 8.38 MB
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Grammys were held yesterday. The annual music awards which seek to honour the achievements of musicians for the previous twelve months. However, this year, questions were raised about how diverse the awards are and whether they are indeed still culturally relevant. Artists such as Kanye West and Drake did not show up to the ceremony in protest, even though they were nominated, while Frank Ocean wrote on Tumblr that the awards are culturally biased. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University ethnomusicologist Dr. Kirsten Zemke about the Grammys.