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Africa In Your Earbuds LIVE! The Sudan Edition 6.28 @ The Ace NYC


This week our  Africa In Your Earbuds LIVE! series continues with a verrrrry special Sudan edition! Sudan's own DJ MoMA and Sinkane will rock the decks while we lounge and chillllllll on the couches and sneak in a dance (f'ing cabaret laws). We'll drink another toast in honor of South Sudan's independence, and show our unity with some ancient traditions (drinking). Once again the event is FREE, no list needed.

Come play our new #afrilibs game (get it Africa + Mad Libs, duhhh). Our best one from last week? "No matter how you fix a chimpanzee's computer, it's still pretentious."

For a taste of what you'll hear, check out our Africa In Your Earbuds mixtapes from featured spinners Sinkane, Chief Boima, Lamin Fofana, and DJ MOMA. Make sure you get on our mailing list to receive alerts for when the next tapes ones drop. Browse our full AIYE list and see the official flyer for all details below. Hope to see ya'll tomorrow! And next week! And the week after that!

AIYE Mixtapes: ALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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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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