Electro (House, EDM...)

Shangaan goes global…

South Africa has been for many years at the forefront of tradi-modern music, mixing ancient music styles and electro, House music mainly (e.g. Kwaito).
From traditional Shangaan music was born Shangaan Electro with producers like Nozinja, seen in this short documentary…

A dance movement and musical style born from a 21st-century reboot of local folk traditions in South African townships, Tsonga Disco and Kwaito House that has been spearheaded by DJ Khwaya and the producer Nozinja in recent years, who has turned it into an iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music.
It is also called “Tsonga Electro.”

The Tsonga are a diverse people, generally including the Shangaan, Thonga, Tonga, and several smaller ethnic groups.

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