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Summer BBQ Playlist

Stream a summer BBQ playlist of African music highlights from the likes of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Vis å Vis and more.


*Photo of Ebo Taylor, artwork by Samy Ben Redjeb

If you decide to beat the heat this weekend and light up the ole charcoal grill, we're here to help. Here's a playlist of classic West African afrobeat, funk, highlife, and afrojazz to keep you nice and cool. From more popular afrobeat and highlife names like Fela Kuti and Ebo Taylor to the lesser known, but recently sampled Vis å Vis, this playlist will keep the groove while you focus on the grill and drinks. Sidenote: it seemed fitting to start the playlist with a song by The Barbecues.

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