Here is some afro-beat to soothe the soul. If you don’t know afro-beat is a popular music form developed by Fela Kuti in the late 60s/70s. Mixing Yoruba beats with American funk and jazz, afro-beat has been popularized around the world and has been a major influence on one of my favorite bands Vampire Weekend. So here’s a playlist of some afro-beat bands, in addition to 21st century instrumental funk. Enjoy the tunes.