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Video: Kae Sun 'Lifeline (Citizen Cope Cover)'

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We don't really f- with Citizen Cope but we do with this "Lifeline" cover by Ghana's Kae Sun, who flips the tune to showcase gentrification in his new home of Ontario. The video shows "the tranformation of Regent Park a low income downtown Toronto neighborhood where affordable social housing is being demolished to make room for upscale condominiums — a short documentation of how poverty is made invisible." Watch the Jason Campbell-directed video above.

 

 

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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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