Burna Boy (NI) Tiny Desk Concert
Enjoy Nigerian artist Burna Boy's performance at the great Tiny Desk Concert from last November.
The Nigerian singer and songwriter is one of the biggest African artists in the world. He's also a pioneer of Afro-fusion which incorporates sonics and influences from a myriad of genres, laid on an Afrobeat foundation. Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu, has been offered a place by Beyoncé on The Lion King soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift.
Burna Boy's Tiny Desk performance offers something relatively different from his rowdy stage shows. He's more reflective here and restrained, allowing his songwriting to shine. In the spirit of one of his heroes, Fela Kuti, he weaves through highlights from his breakout album, African Giant, that are liable to move your body as much as your social consciousness.