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Win Tix To Kora-Rap Outfit Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Live In NYC!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to catch kora-rap outfit Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate live at SOBs in NYC, Monday, July 7th.


Kora-rap outfit Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate hit our radar earlier this year with their debut full length Faya, a record that fused New York-born beatboxer/songwriter Driscoll and Guinean Kouyate's respective hip-hop and griot traditions. The duo are set to kick off their first North American tour this month, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to see them live in NYC at SOB's on Monday, July 7th.

To enter to win, all you'll need to do is share this photo on facebook. We'll select and notify a winner this Friday, July 4th.

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate North American Tour Dates:

July 7 - New York, NY, SOBs

July 9 - Quebec City, QC, Le Festival d'eté Québec

July 10 - Montreal, QC, Nuits D'Afrique - Club Ballatou

July 11 - Boston, MA, French Cultural Center

July 12 - Chicago, IL, Square Roots Festival

July 13 - Harbor Springs, MI, Blissfest

July 19 - Trumansburg, NY, GrassRoots Festival

August 15 - Los Angeles, CA, Grand Performances

August 16 - Toronto, ON Hot & Spicy Food Festival @ Harbourfront

August 22 - Syracuse, NY, The Westcott Theater

August 23 - New Haven, VT, Tourterelle

News Brief
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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