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Baloji's NYC Show Rescheduled - Free Show Tonight at the Shrine in Harlem

This week’s installment of The Embassy Ensemble Presents has been postponed until Sunday, January 16 due to the approaching blizzard. Unfortunately, Baloji will not have the opportunity to join on that date. The good news is he's performing for free tonight, 9PM, at the Shrine Bar in Harlem. Accompanied by Blitz the Ambassador and the Embassy Ensemble, Baloji tore the house down at Joe’s Pub last week so you do not want to miss this rare chance to see him perform in the States.


The show on Sunday will feature Blitz and the Embassy Ensemble along with special guests Les Nubians, and just added to the bill is Rich Medina.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.