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Spotify is putting a spotlight on Black culture for Black History Month with playlists, podcasts and more.
To mark Black History Month 2021 Spotify is putting out an assortment of new content all aimed at honouring the Black community. The platform has launched Black History is Now, a hub where users can find playlists and podcasts with a focus on influential artists.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy boundary-breaking music or kick back with an insightful and educational podcast, Black History Is Now has the content you need to celebrate and enjoy the voices of the Black community.
Featured are several playlist takeovers, curated by Black celebrities and creatives including jazz artist Keyon Harrold Sr., singer Amaarae, and actress Kiki Palmer. There’s also four new music playlists: celebrating the Drill scenes in Chicago, London and New York; highlighting influential women in hip-hop; a rising rap songs playlist by Spotify’s editors; and a celebratory mood playlist.
Spotify has also licensed images from seven Black photographers for cover art for eight playlists of speeches and music, which will be on a weekly rotation throughout February. The photographers and playlists are:
- Shawn Theodore: Black History Salute
- Erica Génécé: Our Stories, Our Heroes (Podcast Playlist)
- Doug Segars: Power to the People
- Adrian Octavious Walker: Soul Coffee
- Adreinne Waheed: Black Love Mixtape and Sound Stories: Black Music (Podcast Playlist)
- Andre Wagner: Spread the Gospel
- Black Archives: The Cook(in)