A modern vehicle for cultural transmission, Afro-folk music combines elements of African oral storytelling—complemented by percussive and instrumental string arrangements—with neo-soul and alternative sounds. Here, you’ll find tracks from the African artists keeping traditions alive with relatable stories rooted in culture, while reinvigorating the sounds of their heritage for new generations. Our editors update this playlist regularly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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