kwaito

 
Kwaito: Golden or new age?
Kwaito: Golden or new age?
The death or otherwise of kwaito is up for debate. The originators of this music form, such as the Trompies, Mdu and B.O.P, insist that the...
Durban kwaito’s Sugarman
Durban kwaito’s Sugarman
For better or worse, Sandy B has always been an artist ahead of his time. In 1994, the Durban-based artist released Amajovi Jovi —...
The descendants of TKZee
The descendants of TKZee
There is an untidiness to accounting for the black South African experience. Our bodies carry with them a history of mobility; we have always moved...
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
My parents etched out a comfortable existence for our family in the imprecise terrain that often forms in the fissures between working and middle...
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
To call it a wave or anything similarly short-lived is to undermine it. Watching the Gqom Wave documentary, a seeming accompaniment to DJ...
Welcome to the self-love club
Welcome to the self-love club
FAKA have always come across as artists for whom sound defines a large part of their practice. Formed by friends Desire Marea and Fela Gucci, FAKA...
On our Lists this week: Tank and the Bangas, and Morgan Parker
On our Lists this week: Tank and the Bangas, and Morgan Parker
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé. I saw the cover of Parker’s collection of poems on Instagram and...
How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
Kwaito always had difficulty reinventing itself and finding its next step. In the 1990s, a slight variance of artists — TKZee, B.O.P, Mandoza,...
#CulturePop: A weekend of taking losses — Nzimande, Mandoza, Brangelina and AKA
#CulturePop: A weekend of taking losses — Nzimande, Mandoza, Brangelina and AKA
It appears that on the first anniversary of the #FeesMustFall movement, the minister of higher education has misplaced our very recent history...
Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour
Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour
South African Kwaito star Mandoza has died on Sunday. He was 38.
Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.
Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.
When Atteridgeville-born hip-hop artist JR released his 2009 hit Make the Circle Bigger, conspiracy theorists interpreted it as a diss...

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