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South African singer Msaki’s new electro album recalls the landmine massacre
Backed by silky synthesizers and down-tempo electronic beats, South African singer Msaki’s new Afropop album revisits the 2012 police killing of dozens of striking miners who she says inspired her to protest. social injustice. Singing in her native Xhosa tongue, Msaki’s melodious voice aims to capture the sadness and disappointment felt by many after the standoff between police and strikers at the Marikana platinum mine 110 km (68 miles) northwest of Johannesburg.
Music Grammy Awards moved to April 3 in Las Vegas
The Grammy Awards for Best Musical Performance has been postponed to April 3 in Las Vegas, the Recording Academy and broadcaster CBS said in a statement on Tuesday. The awards were scheduled to take place on January 31 in downtown Los Angeles, but organizers canceled that date as the Omicron variant sparked a new wave of COVID-19 infections.
UK bans advert showing girl eating cheese upside down
Britain’s advertising regulator has banned a TV ad that showed a girl eating cheese upside down, saying it could encourage behavior that could cause choking. The advert for Dairylea cheese, a brand of US snacks giant Mondelez, appeared on UK video-on-demand services in August last year.
Sony slips on ‘monumental challenge’ of Microsoft gaming deal
Shares of Japanese group Sony fell 9% on Wednesday after gaming rival Microsoft announced it would buy developer Activision Blizzard in an industry-record $68.7 billion deal. While Sony’s PlayStation is widely seen as having a leg up in the generational battle with Microsoft’s Xbox, the “Call of Duty” manufacturer’s purchase comes as Microsoft aggressively expands its Game subscription service. pass.
Microsoft to Gobble Activision in $69 Billion Metaverse Bet
Microsoft Corp is buying “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in the games industry’s biggest deal in history as global tech giants claim a virtual future. Microsoft’s deal announced on Tuesday, its biggest ever and expected to be the largest all-cash acquisition ever, will bolster its firepower in the booming video game market where it faces leaders Tencent and Sony.
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