Senator Kamala Harris continues to move the culture forward politically and now musically as the U.S. Senator dropped an amazing playlist in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.
Sharing the collection with the folks over at Blavity, the list included some of her favorite Black artists that encompassed a broad spectrum of incredible vibes including R&B, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae, and funk. Featuring nearly 50 songs from iconic artist like Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and Nina Simone, the Senator also added newer
trailblazing artists like SZA, Chance The Rapper, and even Migos, which doesn’t come as as surprise. Senator Harris has spoken about her love of hip-hop before. Makes you want to give them a try doesn’t it?
Additionally, spolightlighting her California upbringing, she made sure to include West Coast musicians like E-40, and Pac. So if you’re a lover all of things Black and musical this will definitely be your go to jam for the summer.
She provided a statement along with the list in regards to why celebrating the African-American music experience is essential when celebrating the Black experience:
“Our nation has an indelible soundtrack, songs that have become anthems recognized across the world. Much of that soundtrack is inspired and informed by the vast contributions of African-American artists in jazz, R&B, rap, hip-hop, and beyond,” she said.
“No matter where you are from or what you look like, music is a bond that can bring us all together. To celebrate African-American music is to dance, sing, and even march to the rhythms that have long served as vehicles for honesty, inspiration, struggle, success and joy.”