Many Voices playlist: Kamaiyah, anaiis, Lady Blacktronika and more

Happy December! As predicted, musicians have started delivering the festive goods, getting in on the Christmas action early with new holiday-themed singles. Last week, I mentioned The Go! Team, U.S. Girls and Field Music; this week, there’s Liz Berry & Cerys Matthews, Happy Clarinetty and Chance the Rapper. But there’s still lots of other new music being released that doesn’t include Christmas keywords, an abundance of bells or general holiday merriment, if you’re not quite ready for all of that yet.

As part of my Many Voices project, I’ve been looking at the experiences of underrepresented voices in Scottish arts and culture. As a fun side element to this, I’ve been curating a weekly soundtrack of sorts, made up exclusively of music by artists of colour. As well as being a great opportunity for me to share some new acts and fresh releases, it’s a way to spotlight the sounds that are keeping my company. Here are this week’s picks and as always, expect a mix of genres, countries and sounds.

박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Nosaj Thing: CLOUDS
Lady Blacktronika: Drum Control
shiv, Nealo: Again
Melii: You Ain’t Worth It (with 6LACK)
Big Freedia: Better Be (feat. Flo Milli)
Shango SK: Shot
anaiis: vanishing
Brittany Howard: 13th Century Metal (Michael Kiwanuka Mix)
Lo Village: Out The Window
Yung Baby Tate: Let It Rain (feat. 6LACK)
Ego Ella May, Lex Amor: How Long ‘Til We’re Home (Josette Joseph Remix)
Greentea Peng: Spells
Celeste: I’m Here
Jaymie Silk: Jack Johnson
Kamaiyah: Still I Rise (feat. Jackboy)
Madison McFerrin: Hindsight
boyband: ken doll
Chance the Rapper: The Return
Samm Henshaw: All Good
Rema: Peace Of Mind
Monki: Queen Of Hearts
Workforce: Two Words (Tim Reaper Remix)




To listen to all the tracks that have appeared on this playlist so far, check out the Many Voices archive.


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