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Kush Arora x Jahdan Blakkamoore 'International Currency (Kuduro Blast)'

Kush Arora x Jahdan Blakkamoore 'International Currency (Kuduro Blast)'


Artwork by Eric Handen

It's been a minute since the names Kush Arora and Jahdan Blakkamoore have popped up on the site. Now the SF-based beat-gatherer and NYC's respected reggae dude have teamed up to deliver a new face of dancehall music that blends the banger quality of kuduro with Snoop Lion's chill voice of reason. The single's liner notes put it best: "Angola's bombastic Kuduro sounds meet with Blade Runner inspired asthetics, and the unmistakable dancehall vocals of Jahdan Blakkamoore." "International Currency (Kuduro Blast)" is out today. Turn it up below and stay tuned for more Jamaica-SF-Angola-bridging cuts. We hear this is only the first in a series of Kush's exploration of SA x Angola sounds.

For more from Kush Arora and Jahdan Blakkamoore head to these spots.

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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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