I’ve always enjoyed Booker T. Jones’ “Green Onions.” And now, we have “Progress.” A lovely, feel good, old-school throwback tune that goes perfect with a bowl of Georgia pecan ice cream on a Saturday afternoon


Grab a handful of sunshine, stuff it in a glass jar and pour it over some soulful notes and you get Joyce and this lovable song

I cried the day she died, but listening to her and watching her performances brings Miriam Makeba back to life again and again


I kept this song on repeat for nearly a week the first time I heard it in high school. I still maintain a regular dose of this infectious, lyrically-powerful song. Long live Digable Planets

Tum, tak…what a charming song! Javed Ali’s voice has the most fitting blend of sensuality and lightness that works so well for this song. Delicious lyrics. Here’s the translation. But, if somehow you don’t fancy the song, you must enjoy the bedazzling music video.

Not only did U2 give us this amazing song, they also gave us a beautiful music video


It’s no secret that I love South African contemporary music. This “house” track from DJ Sbu and Zahara delivers an amazing message behind a compelling musical composition.

Ms. Erykah Badu changed my world with this song, Bag Lady.


It’s the blazing horns of this Hugh Masekela song that lures me


A classic Nigerian-Ghanaian highlife jam that never gets old, never fails to make me smile, never stops bringing me comfort


Easy, breezy, funky jazz. I can’t get enough of this track from the revolutionary spoken word artist, Gil Scott-Heron


Simphiwe Dana. Need I say anything more about this black queen?


My life just feels  more complete having heard this dreamy palmwine-highlife song from the Sierra Leonean guitarist, Sooliman Ernest Rogie

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