Global A Go-Go presents:

Kwaito is South Africa’s answer to house music from Chicago, Detroit and New York City: disco’s four-on-the-floor rhythm, deep bass, percussive samples, infectious melodies. It’s also a direct relative of mbaqanga and bubblegum, two popular South African styles that preceded it. You’ll hear the relationship this week on Global A Go-Go.

(As an aside, pantsula is the dance style most closely associated with kwaito — you’ve seen it if you’ve seen Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” video. Check out the amazing pantsula photo-animation above by Chris Saunders for the New York Times, and his photo gallery as well:

Also this week: some artists who are performing in Richmond this week, crate-digging (with a shovel) in Somalia, and the sound of the gaita colombiana.


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96 August 9th, 2017

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