Youssou wins prestigious 'Praemium Imperiale' Award in Music

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Thursday September 14, 2017

From Praemium Imperiale

2017 Laureates – Praemium Imperiale Awards

“The Praemium Imperiale is a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Since its inauguration in 1988, it has become a mark of the arts. Six nomination committees, each chaired by an International Advisor, propose candidates in five fields: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film.”

Youssou has won the 2017 ‘Praemium Imperiale Award in Music. Previous awards for Music include impressive company, including: Ornette Coleman, Ravi Shankar, Steve Reich, Oscar Peterson, Phillip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, and more.

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