United States Vice President Kamala Harris Curates African Music Playlist During Her First Official Trip to the Continent


US Vice President Kamala Harris has curated a 25-song Spotify playlist featuring the work of African and African-American artists during her trip to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia. The playlist, titled “My Travels: Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia,” includes a diverse range of artists and genres, highlighting the richness of African music.

Harris arrived in Ghana on March 26, marking her first official visit to Africa as Vice President. During her visit, she will meet with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and other government officials to discuss economic partnerships and regional security issues. She will also visit a health clinic to discuss efforts to combat COVID-19 and other health challenges.

The playlist includes some notable Ghanaian acts such as Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, and Black Sherif, among others. Kuami Eugene’s ‘Cryptocurrency featuring Rotimi’, Sarkodie’s ‘Countryside’, Black Sherif’s ‘Kwaku The Traveller’, Amaarae’s ‘Reckless & Sweet’ and other top songs made the cut.

The playlist also features artists from Tanzania and Zambia, including Harmonize, Zuchu, Mbosso, and Chef 187, among others. The inclusion of these artists reflects Harris’ commitment to promoting cultural exchange and collaboration between the United States and African nations.

The playlist offers a snapshot of the vibrant and diverse music scene in Africa and celebrates the contributions of African and African-American artists to global music culture. It also highlights the importance of music in promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Harris’ playlist has received widespread attention on social media, with many praising her for showcasing African talent and promoting cultural exchange. The playlist is available on Spotify for anyone to enjoy and discover new African artists.

Overall, Kamala Harris’ curated playlist is a testament to the power of music in promoting cultural exchange and celebrating diversity. It highlights the rich and diverse music culture of Africa and serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation in today’s globalized world.


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