This podcast is the classic Jaiva or Township Jive sounds that hallmarked the apartheid years from a black South African perspective. These songs are in the Kwela and Mbaqanga styles of guitar and organ driven toe-tapping songs that date-stamped a generation.
Bands like The Special Five, Mahlatini and the Mahotella Queens, the Boyoyo Boys and The Editions dominate, whilst individual voices of dissent like Nelcy Sedibe and West Nkosi also feature. These are the songs and rhythms that defined generations from the 1950s through the 1980s.
This podcast was originally broadcast live on Melbourne's 96.5 Inner FM radio station.
This track was tagged with the following keywords: World, world music, township jive.
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