Crossing Cultures

The Sounds of Top African Artists Come Alive on Vice President Kamala Harris’ New Spotify Playlist

This week, American Vice President Kamala Harris visits Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia on a trip that highlights the investment in innovation and ingenuity across the continent. On her first stop in Ghana, Spotify had the privilege to welcome her amongst a group of artists and creators, to Vibrate Space. Vibrate is a community recording studio and music business program that offers education and mentorship for young Ghanaian artists so they can create, connect, and collaborate. Spotify has been partnering with the space since September 2022.

The Vice President had the opportunity to tour the studio and skate park with Vibrate founder and director Sandy Alibo. She then met Amaarae, a Ghana-born and Atlanta-based multi-hyphenate—and Spotify EQUAL artist—who has seen the impact of worldwide connection on her music firsthand. 

For the Record had the opportunity to capture their conversation.

To celebrate her trip, Vice President Harris also created a playlist on Spotify featuring tracks from artists across Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Catch the soundtrack to Vice President Kamala Harris’ travels.