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Burna Boy Announces 'African Giant' Tour

The artist is embarking on a multi-city tour beginning in April.

Last month Burna Boy became the talk of Twitter when he referred to himself as an "African Giant" when calling out Coachella for writing his name in "tiny writing" on their official line up for this year's festival. Well the name has stuck, and now the Nigerian "afro-fusion" artist is embarking on his very own African Giant Tour.

Burna Boy took to Twitter earlier to share the first batch of dates set for this coming April. So far, the tour includes stops in several US cities including Boston, Maryland, NYC, Chicago, Colorado and California. These are just the first set of stops on the tour, according to the artist.

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Check out the dates that have been announced so far, via Burna Boy's video announcement below:


Burna Boy embarked on the successful Outside tour last year, which saw him touring internationally and filling up major arenas like London's O2. He also recently announced an upcoming show in Kampala, Uganda slated for next month.

Since then he's dropped several notable bangers, most recently "Killin' Dem" with "Zanku (Leg Work)" singer Zlatan.

The "African Giant" will be performing at this year's Coachella Music Festival in California on April 14.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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