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Video: Just A Band's 'Kudishnyao!' Art Exhibit

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In case you missed Just A Band's video art installation Kudishnyao!which was exhibited at galleries in Nairobi and New York with help from the Goethe-Institut Nairobi — the group has released single-screen format recreations of the work on their youtube channel. In JAB's words,

Titled Kudishnyao! (an onomatopaeic word for the sound kids make on the playground to represent gunshots), the exhibition involved using six screens set up around an exhibition space to provide six parallel views of a single story. It would be difficult to replicate the experience of the six-screen setup online, so we have reformatted the videos for a single-screen format.

Stream two stellar Kudishnyao clips "I Am Not Yours" and "Migingo Express" above and below. And see the rest over at JustABandwith.

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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

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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.

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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