WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) questions former FBI Director James Comey during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Hear Kamala Harris’ playlist for African-American Music Appreciation Month

June not only marks Pride Month. It’s also recognized as African-American Music Appreciation Month, and one politician is celebrating the occasion with her very own playlist.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris dug into her musical archives to round up nearly 50 songs for Spotify. The list covers an array of genres including jazz, hip-hop, gospel and funk. 

It also features several different artists from Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone to SZA and Atlanta’s Migos. And she plans to add more musicians throughout the rest of the month. 

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“Our nation has an indelible soundtrack, songs that have become anthems recognized across the world,” she told Blavity. “To celebrate African-American music is to dance, sing, and even march to the rhythms that have long served as vehicles for honesty, inspiration, struggle, success and joy.”

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed June as Black Music Month in 1979. In 2009, President Barack Obama changed the monthlong holiday to African-American Music Appreciation Month.

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Want to give Harris’ tunes a go? Listen to the full collection below. 

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