No matter what corner of the continent they call home, Africa’s contemporary pioneers of jazz fusion distil their influences and sounds into new sonic forms and pushing boundaries with instrumentation, creating riveting reflections of modern life, and examining ideas around culture, heritage, socio-economic issues and identity. Here, you’ll find a cross-section of contemporary African jazz, alongside notable collaborations that transcend the continent’s borders. Our editors regularly update this playlist, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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