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Two Durham natives among Grammy nominees for children's music

Posted November 23, 2021 2:47 p.m. EST

Courtesy: Pierce Freelon

— Two Durham musicians have been recognized for their contributions to children's music.

Durham native Pierce Freelon's album Black To The Future was nominated Tuesday morning for a Grammy Award for Best Children's Music Album. Freelon is an Emmy-award winning producer, director and professor who teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Durham singer Rissi Palmer contributed to two of the albums facing off against Freelon. Palmer appears on 123 Andrés' album Actívate and 1 Tribe Collective's All One Tribe.

Palmer also appeared on Freelon's first children's album, D.a.D., released last year. The two wrote and recorded "My Body," a filled song that addresses consent and body autonomy. 

The Grammy Awards will be presented on Monday, Jan. 31.