‘Kwaitofabulous': the study of a South African urban genre

  • T Mhlambi

Abstract



This essay explores the concept of the authenticity of kwaito and traces the origin and the development of the genre within the context of South Africa's political and social changes in the post-apartheid era. Special attention is given to kwaito solo artists Arthur, Zola and the group Bongomaffin, as representatives of the pre-1998 and post-1998 styles of kwaito.

Journal of Musical Arts in Africa Vol. 1 2004: pp. 116-127
Published
2007-10-15
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2070-626X
print ISSN: 1812-1004