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Philou Louzolo & The Alkebulan Project Premiere The Visuals For 'Beng Beng Beng'

Alkebulan Project artist Philou Louzolo shares the bright and vivid visuals for "Beng Beng Beng," featuring Elvira and Cool Joe.


The Alkebulan Project is formed by a group of young, African-rooted individuals that aim to create "the international voice for the modernized, wandering, global citizen who... conveys a mishmash of cultural inputs and influences from Africa." Featuring contributions by artists and writers from the likes of FOKN Bois, Akwasi, Delasi and project founder Rudy Asibey, the project will be releasing a series of four Alkebulan EPs and a book that compiles the  "untold stories of Africa and the African diaspora that ha[ve] been passed down from generation to generation," including folklore, anecdotes, travel diaries, interviews and fairytales.

"Beng Beng Beng" is a new music video from Alkebulan Project artist Philou Louzolo, a Netherlands-born house producer with Congolese, Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots. The single repurposes a funk-indebted instrumental from Louzolo's Zolo Grooves EP, adding intricate rhymes and soothing vocals from Cool Joe and Elvira. Watch the bright and vivid music video for "Beng Beng Beng" below and get know more about the Alkebulan Project over at their website.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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