May. 31, 2017 05:33PM EST
From Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill to Kanye West and many more, here are nine of our favorite songs about Africa by artists from the diaspora.
Africa, both as a place and a concept, has inspired some of the best works from musicians in the diaspora. For many, creating songs that highlight the continent is a way of fostering a connection with their African heritage.
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