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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Live At Artisphere

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars hit the DMV area this Friday May 2 at Artisphere.


Fresh off the release of their fourth studio album Libation, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are set to touch down at Artisphere in Arlington, VA this Friday May 2 alongside DC-based afropop outfit Elikeh. The Refugee All-Stars will be bringing their heartwarming blend of highlife, reggae and subtle Afro-Latin rhythms to the greater Washington, DC area as a stop in their expansive North American & European tour. Grab a free download of Libation single “Gbaenyama” and don't miss out on this one DMV! All info on the show below.

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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.

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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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