Civilization IV theme song wins grammy

Monday, 14th February 2011 05:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Civilization IV’s epic theme song, the delightful Baba Yetu, has scored a grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

The track, recorded with the Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal, is featured on composer Christopher Tin’s album, Calling All Dawns, which was released last year.

Baba Yeta is widely reported as the first piece of video game soundtrack to win a Grammy, the music industry’s most visible award.

The Grammy website lists the memorable and uplifting track as beating out nominees from A Thousand True Stories and When Lights Are Low to nab the prize.

You can hear the song, and reminisce over hundreds of lost hours, in the music video embedded below.




  1. NeoSquall

    You’ve typed Baba YetA in the third paragraph, Brenna :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kuwabara

    snake eater deserves one :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Very good song, it gets stuck in your head.

    Civ IV has a hella good sound set up from songs to VO from Lernerd Nemoy to ambiance that changes as you scroll in or out. Civ V is a dud in comparison. Sound wise.

    #3 4 years ago

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