Here are some suggestions for your party soundtrack. The list includes some of my favorite African bands and musicians like Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo and Ali Farka Toure. In addition, I am including some classic African drumming and traditional Malawian music. Other songs include favorite tunes that mention Africa ("Under African Skies" Paul Simon) and ones that get me excited about cultural exchange ("Waka Waka" Shakira) and making positive change in this world (Flobots, Michael Franti). Have fun!