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Revivalist's African Jazz Issue: Ebo Taylor's Life Stories


Head over to Revivalist to check out their feature on the newest Ebo Taylor album, Life Stories.  The Ghanian guitarist, who just released his latest project on Strut Records, offers a retrospective of his solo career as well as some more obscure releases. His career, spanning decades, reveals Taylor as front-man for two of the largest Ghanian bands in history: Broadway Dance Band and Stargazers - both of which prefigured the Blackstar Highlife Band, which would create a sound that blended West African and Ghanian tradional sounds with western jazz and funk.  For the full story, visit Revivalist now.

 

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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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