#TSASummerPlaylist connects different cultural spheres across time and genres.
Traversing Nigeria and the US and connecting the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this summer playlist gives aural form to the black diaspora, past and present. Although we seek sonic connections between these cultural spheres, periods and the musical genres generated, we also embrace intermittent ruptures and dissonances. So whether you’re in the mood for ‘alté’ Afro-fusion, 60s jazz, 70s Afrobeat, 2000s R&B or 90s hip-hop, hope these bright, smooth, rhythmic – and at times tropical – sounds become fine atmospheric complements to your summer.
Immaculate by Ol Burger Beats ft. Scienze
Popping by Show Dem Camp ft. Boj and Odunsi The Engine
I Found My Smile Again (Radio Edit) by D’Angelo
D.O.O. (Edited Version) by Fela Kuti
Ordinary Pleasure by Toro Y Moi
hectic by Odunsi The Engine feat 234jaydaa, Amaarae and Solis
Doo Woop (That Thing) by Ms. Lauryn Hill
Be Your Girl by Kaytranada and Teedra Moses
OR: Old School (Cookin’ Soul Remix) (only on Youtube) by 2Pac
Raw Dinner by Santi feat Kida Kudz
Listen to the complete playlist on Spotify. #TSASummerPlaylist