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Baloji to Perform Live in NYC at Joe's Pub (1/6) and SOB's (1/12)

Baloji is bringing his seamless blend of hip-hop and vintage Congolese sounds to NYC for two shows.

Baloji, joined by L'Orchestre de la Katura, is bringing his seamless blend of hip-hop and vintage Congolese sounds to NYC for two shows next month. Baloji will be doing the Independence Cha Cha at Joe's Pub on January 6th, and SOB's on January 12th sharing both stages with the Embassy Ensemble, and joined by Blitz the Ambassador and Les Nubians at SOB's.


If you haven't done so already, familiarize yourself with Baloji and his music here and be sure to check out Blitz and the Embassy Ensemble here.

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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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