Screenshot courtesy of NPR | Nigeria's global star Burna Boy (center) is nominated in Grammy's new category "best African music performance." Nominees are from Nigeria, South Africa and Benin. Other African musicians feel neglected. Mulatu Astatke (left) is a pioneer of Ethio-jazz in Ethiopia, which has never earned a Grammy nod. North African musicians have rarely been nominated. At right: Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi. Alexis Maryon, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Karl Lagerfeld, courtesy of the artist

New Grammy category for African music ignores almost all of Africa

Grammy is unveiling an award for “Best African Music Performance.” Do the nominees fulfill the goal of “recognizing recordings that utilize unique local expressions from across the … continent”?

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