Senate Select Committee on Intelligence member Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on April 25, 2017 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Wondering how you’re going to get through summer ’17 without President Obama’s annual summer Spotify playlist?

No need to worry.

California Sen. Kamala Harris has released a sunny playlist of her own, just in time to commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month. Her catalogue of jams ranges from Hip Hop by Cali natives like Tupac and Dr. Dre, to soulful classics like “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green and “ABC” by the Jackson 5.

“Our nation has an indelible soundtrack, songs that have become anthems recognized across the world. Much of that soundtrack is inspired and informed by the vast contributions of African-American artists in jazz, R&B, rap, hip-hop, and beyond,” Senator Harris said in a statement.

Harris is the second black woman to be elected to the U.S Senate and as her profile in Washington grows, some beltway chatter has suggested she could be a future candidate for president. Most recently, the freshman senator caught national attention for her dogged questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

But this is not a politician’s playlist, much like President Obama’s summer soundtrack, her music choices are culturally diverse, soulful and timeless.

“No matter where you are from or what you look like, music is a bond that can bring us all together. 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.”

So what can we expect next from Senator Harris, maybe a summer reading list?

Click here for Senator Harris’ full Spotify Playlist.

SOURCE: NBC News – Dorean K. Collins

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