Jan 1 2024

David Byrne Radio Presents: South Africa, Musical Powerhouse

By Todomundo

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Imithandazo (feat. Young Stunna, DJ Maphorisa, Sizwe Alakine & Umthakathi Kush) Kabza De Small & Mthunzi
Masithokoze Dj Stokie & Eemoh
Funk 55 (feat. Ceeka RSA & Chley) Shakes & Les, DBN Gogo & Zee Nxumalo
Qhwayilahle Moses Mchunu
Isgubhu Sam Deep, Njelic & Aymos
Ndize Zahara
Keneilwe (feat. Dalom Kids) Wanitwa Mos, Nkosazana Daughter & Master KGWanitwa Mos, Nkosazana Daughter & Master KG
Izenzo (feat. T-Man SA) Bassie & Aymos
Yes God (feat. Dearson) [Mörda, Thakzin, Mhaw Keys Remix] Oscar Mbo, KG Smallz, MÖRDA, Thakzin & Mhaw Keys
Uyangijabulisa Fezeka Dlamini, Nomfundo Moh & Naledi Aphiwe
In Love with a Foreigner (feat. Young Jonn) Nkosazana Daughter
Eyami Lwah Ndlunkulu
Akanamali (feat. Samthing Soweto) Sun-El Musician
Xa Bendingena Mama Zahara
Shosholoza (feat. Thandiswa, Bhekumuzi Luthuli & Hugh Masekela) Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mbube Mahotella Queens
Stimela SaseZola Mbongeni Ngema
Imikhuba Phuzekhemisi
Baby's On Fire Die Antwoord
Pata Pata (Stereo Version) Miriam Makeba
Enter the Ninja Die Antwoord
Emthonjeni Womculo Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo
Zambezi (feat. Beatenberg) TRESOR
Cooler as Ekke Jack Parow
Sobabamba Udokotela Shange Namajaha
Destiny Zahara
Qhude Manikiniki Umahlathini Nabo
Apartheid Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Pezulu Dudu Pukwana
Vuli Ndlela Brenda Fassie
Jerusalema Master KG & Nomcebo Zikode
Incwad'encane Zahara & Georgy
Ring Ring Ring (feat. Master Kg, Lowsheen & Murumba Pitch) Nkosazana Daughter, Master KG & Lowsheen
Joyce No. 2 Johnson Mkhalali

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Until recently I had a playlist I updated regularly that was simply called “Africa”. Then I realized that the music from that continent is too varied and diverse to simply be lumped all together, so I began making separate playlists for each country or region. South African music has had another resurgence recently, one of many over the years. A genre called Amapiano emerged about 10 years ago, for example, and it’s popular all over the world. It has roots in House music, says Wikipedia, but the grooves and vocals are very different from those club beats and vocal styles.

I’ve included some of my favorite older recordings as well- some of which are decades old.

Check out this dance that goes with it too

-David Byrne

Jan 1 2024

David Byrne Radio Presents: South Africa, Musical Powerhouse

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Imithandazo (feat. Young Stunna, DJ Maphorisa, Sizwe Alakine & Umthakathi Kush) Kabza De Small & Mthunzi
Masithokoze Dj Stokie & Eemoh
Funk 55 (feat. Ceeka RSA & Chley) Shakes & Les, DBN Gogo & Zee Nxumalo
Qhwayilahle Moses Mchunu
Isgubhu Sam Deep, Njelic & Aymos
Ndize Zahara
Keneilwe (feat. Dalom Kids) Wanitwa Mos, Nkosazana Daughter & Master KGWanitwa Mos, Nkosazana Daughter & Master KG
Izenzo (feat. T-Man SA) Bassie & Aymos
Yes God (feat. Dearson) [Mörda, Thakzin, Mhaw Keys Remix] Oscar Mbo, KG Smallz, MÖRDA, Thakzin & Mhaw Keys
Uyangijabulisa Fezeka Dlamini, Nomfundo Moh & Naledi Aphiwe
In Love with a Foreigner (feat. Young Jonn) Nkosazana Daughter
Eyami Lwah Ndlunkulu
Akanamali (feat. Samthing Soweto) Sun-El Musician
Xa Bendingena Mama Zahara
Shosholoza (feat. Thandiswa, Bhekumuzi Luthuli & Hugh Masekela) Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mbube Mahotella Queens
Stimela SaseZola Mbongeni Ngema
Imikhuba Phuzekhemisi
Baby's On Fire Die Antwoord
Pata Pata (Stereo Version) Miriam Makeba
Enter the Ninja Die Antwoord
Emthonjeni Womculo Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo
Zambezi (feat. Beatenberg) TRESOR
Cooler as Ekke Jack Parow
Sobabamba Udokotela Shange Namajaha
Destiny Zahara
Qhude Manikiniki Umahlathini Nabo
Apartheid Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Pezulu Dudu Pukwana
Vuli Ndlela Brenda Fassie
Jerusalema Master KG & Nomcebo Zikode
Incwad'encane Zahara & Georgy
Ring Ring Ring (feat. Master Kg, Lowsheen & Murumba Pitch) Nkosazana Daughter, Master KG & Lowsheen
Joyce No. 2 Johnson Mkhalali

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