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Remembering Patrice Lumumba In Photos

Remembering Patrice Lumumba in photos. The Congolese anti-colonial leader and first prime minister was assassinated on this day 53 years ago today.

Today we remember the life and ideas of Congolese anti-colonial leader and inaugural Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, who died 53 years ago. Seven months after delivering his fiery, unrehearsed Independence Day speech (which you can watch below) detailing the atrocities and injustices bestowed upon the Congolese people, Lumumba was assassinated by firing squad in a coup backed by U.S. and Belgian powers. Above, we take a look at Lumumba's life in photos.


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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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