South Africa’s social mindset is heavily shaped by race, so it comes as no surprise that this also spills over into their music scene. European settlement in Africa has left a deep imprint on several African countries, but none holds more true than in South Africa’s case. As this rich and ever-developing culture embraces all races found in South Africa, you get a beautiful mix of different sounds and rhythms.
1. Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”
“When you lose you booze and when you booze you lose and then you wonder why you lose your shoes.”
Fact: Since 1954, Masekela played music that protested apartheid, slavery, government and spoke of the hardships that many faced. Today, he is still regarded among the world’s finest jazz practitioners.
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