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Video: Bono x Tinariwen At The Festival au Désert

U2 singer and humanitarian extraordinaire Bono was recently spotted at the annual Festival au désert (Festival in the Desert) in Mali. According to Afropop, the Irish singer was there "with a delegation of 20 people from the One Foundation... and he sat in the VIP section between the Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism and Arts."


The UK's Telegraph captured footage of Bono onstage with seminal Touareg group, and festival staple, Tinariwen and Bassekou Kouyate [edit: thanks Drea]. Their report highlighted the fact that "al Qaeda threats have kept crowds away" from attending the Timbuktu festival. Watch video of Bono onstage with Tinariwen above.

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Burna Boy's 'African Giant' Album Certified Silver in the UK

Over a year after its release, Burna Boy's 'African Giant' album continues to receive the international recognition it deserves.

Burna Boy continues to reach new heights with his Grammy-nominated album African GiantAfrican Giant. Released last year, the album has recently been certified silver in the UK after selling the equivalent of 60 000 copies. The news comes after the Nigerian superstar's "Be Honest" collaboration featuring Jorja Smith was certified platinum in France in addition to "On the Low" having been certified gold earlier this year.
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