Video: Batida 'Ka Heueh ft. Ngongo' + LP Release

Batida aka DJ Mpula is the Angolan/Portuguese mind behind the semba-sampling "Yumbala" rhythm — one of our top tracks of last year. "Ka Heueh," a new concoction, came about as a sort of dare when Batida challenged MC Ngongo to add words to his instrumental. Watch the concert-footage clip for the new track below, filmed at Portugal's Festival Med. Batida is set to release his eponymous debut LP (cover art above) via Soundway Records.

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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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