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Old 01-20-2018, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't stand Die Antwoord.

I tend to gravitate towards Northern African music tbh but even then I don't explore much.

Those Marais tracks were not what I expected and make me wonder how apartheid plays into all of the region's music, but still nice. Do you have any recommendations for good artists or regional genres?
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I don't just dislike Die Antwoord, I think they're pure garbage with no redeeming qualities. Sadly, they're the ambassador of music for South Africa in some sense.

Kind of shameful that I know nothing else from South Africa.
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Hey! I'm excited to see a thread dedicated to South African music; as a country, they have an extraordinary fertility of music and musical styles.

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Anyway, this is for all South African music: be it traditional folk songs, native or Afrikaner, as well as modern South African music.

To start us off: here's the music of Marais and Miranda.
^ I'm going to take you at your word, GGrace, and post a couple of links if you don't mind. Those Maias and Miranda songs are interesting, with that genuine, original, crackly 78 sound - you'll find more of that in a thread I started when I was, with great enthusiasm exploring South African Jazz:-
http://www.musicbanter.com/jazz-blue...ican-jazz.html

And here is a post that was made ages ago about modern South African music. Surprisingly, the link still works, so thank you, zeppy111:-
http://www.musicbanter.com/743648-post260.html

And here's a favourite fun song:-

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^ Well, I'm happy that someone else is interested in SA's music, but I know that too many recs can be overwhelming. In fact, although I downloaded zeppy's file, I haven't listened to many of the tracks yet.

Nonetheless, here are yet more clips, this time from three of the big names of SA music, from about the 60s through to 90s era:-

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..... I imagine your dad might recognize these names

EDIT: Well researched, GGrace, on that album that included the Soweto Stokvel Septette. That was very interesting, about the name Soweto - I had no idea where it came from!
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