This story is a part of a Women Who Travel assortment that celebrates the feminine artists and music scenes we’re enthusiastic about proper now, from Phnom Penh to Lagos and past. To learn extra, click here.
As vacationers, we’re all the time trying to deliver again a chunk of the locations we have visited—the flavors of a scrumptious street food, delicate handicrafts to show at dwelling, and, all the time, the music that characterised a spot for us.
But after spending the previous 12 months at dwelling, discovering new music is not fairly as straightforward because it was once. We have not been in a position to Shazam that catchy tune overheard in a bar in Dakar, or faucet our Airbnb hosts in a brand new metropolis to search out out the place to see the finest reside music. Which is why we have put collectively a playlist of the finest new sounds popping out of greater than a dozen nations that will help you plug again in—all with a give attention to female-identifying artists.
There are a ton of nice new issues to take heed to proper now, from each nook of the world—if you understand the place to search out them. Take British-Japanese singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama, whose self-titled April 2020 album “Sawayama” has been dance-around-your-apartment materials for half of the Traveler employees throughout the pandemic (“LUCID,” the go-to monitor). Or, look to latest releases from Egyptian pop singer Carmen Suleiman (“Bassatak”) and Chilean Mon Laferte (“La Mujer,”) who sing in Arabic and Spanish, respectively, and nearly transport us to their dwelling nations.
To aid you jumpstart your Spotify simply in time for summer time, we tapped our editors for excellent recommendations like these and plenty of extra, spanning numerous genres. Just click on the hyperlink under, and remember to comply with Women Who Travel on Spotify, the place now we have a music profile and another for the podcast—this may not be the final playlist we share.