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CD Anderson Kwaito king and crossover hit-maker Mandoza passed away on 18 September 2016; his death follows a diagnosis of pharyngeal cancer a year ago....
In 1897, Enoch Sontonga, then a teacher, composed the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa), which was later adopted by the liberation movement and, after...
South Africa is more than a cultural melting pot, it's a big warm potjie of culture, full of different ingredients and yummy surprises, developing its rich flavour over centuries. Get a taste of cultural alphabet soup from archaeology to Zulu, with a dash of Corne, jukskei, kwaito and quagga on the way.
Kwaito, the music of SA urban youth, is blasting over the UK airwaves, with young South African DJ Dennis Matsane on a mission to expose the sounds of home to an unsuspecting English audience.
A new documentary film about kwaito culture tells the story of a music form that burst from South Africas computers and synthesizers after Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990.
South African youth culture is finding its own voice in a style of music known as kwaito, spawning a new - and profitable - industry. Like hip hop in the US, kwaito is not just music, it's an expression and validation of a way of life. It's the musical voice of young, black, urban South Africa.