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Kellerman, Zakes and Nomcebo’s Grammy win a celebration for the whole country

Feb 6, 2023

Kellerman has steadfastly built on the rigorous classical training of his youth, to create a signature sound that’s earned him both critical praise and multiple awards. He has won a total of eight SAMA’s (South African Music Award, the South African equivalent to the American Grammy®), reinforcing his status as one of South Africa’s foremost musicians.

Over the course of the years, and through many high-profile live performances and collaborations, Kellerman has steadfastly created a signature sound that’s earned him both critical praise and multiple awards.

Among these was becoming the second only individual South African to win a Grammy® Award since Miriam Makeba was honoured by the Recording Academy in 1966. Kellerman’s Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej, was named winner in the Best New Age Album category at the 57th Annual Grammy® Awards in 2015.

Kellerman followed up Winds of Samsara with Love Language which once again earned the flautist international attention, being nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category at the 58th Grammy® Awards.

This year, Wouter Kellerman along with Zakes Bantwi and Nomcebo Zikode won a Grammy Award for Best Global Music Performance in the Global Music category for their hit Bayethe. “Thank you so much. This is such a beautiful moment on the road to sharing South African music and culture with the world,” Kellerman said during his acceptance speech.

Sheer congratulates Wouter Kellerman for yet another Grammy win which is a testament to his world-class talent.