Luxembourg (so easy to miss) gets a Grammy

Luxembourg (so easy to miss) gets a Grammy


norman lebrecht

February 16, 2016

This may be the most exciting thing to happen to the little kingdom since it lost the leadership of the Holy Roman Empire.

Last night,  Angélique Kidjo , the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Gast Waltzing  won a Grammy in the World Music Category.

(Watch the citation for Luxembourgeois self-deprecation.)

angelique kidjo


  • dB says:

    Well, all hail the little king of Luxembourg then, I suppose.

  • Halldor says:

    It’s a Grand Duchy, not a kingdom.
    Big difference.

  • Sebastian says:

    Great moment for Gast Waltzing whose contribution to jazz education and performance in this part of Europe is huge. He set up the Conservatoire’s jazz programme in the face of quite some resistance back in the 80s and has been a major guiding spirit ever since. Many congratulations to one of the good guys!