The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris has announced she has created a playlist that features songs by Ghanaian artistes Black Sherif, Amaarae and others on music streaming platform Spotify.
She made the announcement in a tweet after meeting some selected people from the creative industry in Ghana, on Monday, March 27, 2023.
“I am releasing a playlist featuring the artists from my travels across Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, including many of the Ghanaian and Ghanaian-American artists I met today like @blacksherif_ and @amaarae,” she wrote.
Other Ghanaian artistes whose songs got featured on her playlist are Herman Suede, Kuami Eugene, Baaba J and Ria Boss.
The meeting which took place at the Vibrate Space at East Legon had in attendance artistes like Black Sherif, Amaarae, Mensah, Joey B, Ria Boss, Baaba J and Poetra Asantewa.
American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and British actor Idris Elba were also present.
In her address, Kamala Harris spoke about the great connection between Ghana and America and appreciated the works produced by Ghanaian creatives.
She acknowledged that the culture and creative industries are influencing the world beyond measure.
Kamala starts her nine-day Africa trip in Ghana before moving on to Tanzania and Zambia.
Her trip, according to an official statement, is intended to “build on” December’s US-Africa summit in Washington where President Joe Biden said the US was “all in on Africa’s future.”
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