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NYC: Blitz the Ambassador Live at The Apollo (Harlem)

This Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th at 9pm, Blitz the Ambassador will be performing songs from his upcoming album and short film, Native Sun.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day-of-show, and can be purchased at www.ApolloTheater.org, in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or by phone via Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000).


The Ghanaian-American artist Blitz blends distinctly African sounds like highlife and Afrobeat with the boom-bap of classic hip hop, accompanied by the six-piece, brass-heavy band, Embassy Ensemble. Grammy Award-winning hip hop poet J. Ivy will appear as a special guest at this late-night performance.

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Somali President Replaces Former Prime Minister Ahead of Elections

President Mohamed Abduallahi Mohamed has announced Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble as Somalia's new prime minister ahead of upcoming elections.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmaajo, has reportedly announced new prime minister, Hussein Roble. This news comes after the ousting of former prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire in July for allegedly not supporting the upcoming elections in 2021. Farmaajo's Deputy Chief of Staff shared the announcement on Twitter hours after reaching a final agreement with regional leaders in Mogadishu.

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