Afrobeats Essentials

Afrobeats Essentials

Music of the African diaspora serves to connect the past to the present. In this thrilling sound—built on rhythmic elements of dancehall, R’n’B and hip-hop, blended with multilingual slang—old traditions are honoured and projected in novel ways that profoundly alter the world around us. Today, this joyous sound continues spreading far and wide. Here, you’ll discover the biggest and best Afrobeats tunes from across the spectrum. Acts include African giants like Wizkid and Sarkodie brimming with confidence, there's elegant and assertive bilingual tracks from Aya Nakamura and Tiwa Savage, and the bristling energy of sounds like amapiano and hiplife delivered by DJs Kabza De Small and SPINALL. We regularly refresh this playlist with new music. If you like a track, add it to your library.

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