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Ghanaian Afro Soul Singer Jeff Darko's Summer Style Guide To Barcelona

Ghanaian "afro soul" singer Jeff Darko shares his summer style guide to Barcelona in a series of photos shot exclusively for Okayafrica.

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The last time we spoke with Jeff Darko the Ghanaian-born "afro soul" singer-songwriter had just relocated to Barcelona. It was there that he crafted "Bystander," an affirming dance track with lyrics urging listeners to embrace their uniqueness. During our conversation, Darko mentioned the impact his new home was having on the music for his next project. "Moving to this artistic city has inspired my new sound," he told us at the time. "The streets are always lively here, which inspired me to use more live instruments in this new music."

This left us wondering how else Barcelona was inspiring the fashionable artist. Recently we asked Darko to share a few of his favorite summer looks in various locations around the city. We also got some tips on the best places to visit:

"One of my favorite spots in Barcelona has to be Rambla del Raval. It is renowned for the best vintage shops in the city. My friends Pepe Pardo and Gigi D'amico have the coolest shop around that area which I visit frequently called Holala! Ibiza. It's very crowded but since it's the heart of the city, you learn so much about the culture. For me, the options are endless in this area, you have the best tapas, art exhibitions, amazing bars and so much more. This is a spot I believe anyone visiting Barcelona should definitely check out, it's very entertaining and brings out the beautiful culture."

Above, Jeff Darko shares his summer style guide in a series of photos shot in Barcelona exclusively for Okayafrica. For more, check out our First Look Friday with the enigmatic crooner.

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