With 2020 at last limping to an end, you might be wondering how to
set your New Year’s Eve apart from a wash of months worth of
staying in with your family. New York Times travel writer
Sebastian Modak has a put together a great playlist for you to put on
while you finally start soaking those black-eyed peas you bought in
bulk in March.
and songs featured right here on Afropop including Gnawa-fushionists
Bab L’Bluz, Malian desert rockers Songhoy Blues and the Garifuna
Collective’s recent collaboration with the birds, Modak jumps from
Africa to the Americas and even touches base in South Korea with a
dreamy track from Aseul. Late legends Toots Hibbert and Tony Allen
both appear with selections from this year, on what turned out to be
their final releases.
Use up the rest of your free articles this month on this feature right here, as we toast the end of a year we’re all looking forward to looking back on.