Amapiano: Why South Africa’s house spin-off will be the sound of summer

independent

05-21-2021

In South Africa, where amapiano originated, its stars are reaching new heights. South Africa has always had strong links with electronic music. Amapiano breakthrough: DJ Maphorisa (PR)Last year was something of a breakthrough for amapiano, despite the pandemic. And it has essentially become a bridge between the two biggest African music markets on the continent, which had up until then existed within their own vacuums. “Percy Tau”, from Kamo Mphela’s recently-released EP Nkulunkulu, pays tribute to the South African footballer playing Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League – the song could well be a South African answer to “Thiago Silva”.

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