Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sharp, Sharp! African Video Sunday #4

South Africa has some high quality music that really doesn't get enough play in the US. We're talking some seriously catchy beats and compositions that either make me want to dance or learn 10 new languages, or both. I've discovered so many solid acts since coming to the Mountain Peak overlooking South Africa that is Lesotho. This week I'll share some tracks by Jozi, whose name is a shortened version of the metropolis Johannesburg. These guys really know how to blend a traditional sample with global hip hop rhythms.

The bonus today is an old song by white South African Johhny Clegg who has been uniting and inspiring people for decades. He is the founder of the first bi-racial band in South Africa. And the man does the Zulu stomp like a pro. Check it out.

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