Blog Archive

About Me


Powered by Blogger.
Monday, November 22, 2010

Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music from South Africa

Shangaan New Wave Electro from flier arts on Vimeo.

First Track from this wonderful album.

This is a very special posting, since this is the first time I'm blogging about an album. I find myself diving into a brand new genre for me along with a new type of dance coming from South Africa. The music is composed of  marimba, organ, and synthesizers playing in an amazing 180+ beats per minute. Now, with fast beats comes extremely fast dancing from every energetic people. This album takes 12 songs from 6 different artists recorded from 2006-2009, and it's making them available for the world to hear. It's just an astounding album to listen to, and appreciate the diverse type of music that South Africa can share with us.