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Video: Blitz the Ambassador 'The Voice of the Native Son' Interview Pt. 2


"Hip-hop music is part of a long fabric of African music" pretty much sums up Blitz the Ambassador's approach to this whole rap thing. The statement is one of several gems he drops in this second interview/live show video (see the first) following Blitz and The Mighty Embassy Ensemble's stay at the World Music Festival in Chicago. Watch the full interview with performances of "Accra Blues" and "Best I Can" above. Clip by Jamaar J, Cam Be and Jeff Baraka.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.