A mix of new and recent tunes from South African artists from various genres including pop, house, indie rock, ska, r&b, soul and more.
For the year of 2010 South Africans watched clips dominated by music and politics on YouTube, with Afrikaans trailer-trash rap group Die Antwoord stealing the show as one of the most watched for the year.
Other local videos that drew significant interest included ‘6 Second Poison’ by Locnville (667,170) , ‘Show Dem – Make the Circle Bigger (223,944) and Jack Parow’s ‘Dans, Dans, Dans’ featuring Francois van Coke (419,100). – Nur Bremmen
In 1984 Frank Zappa posed the question: “Does humour belong in music?” (though he used the American spelling of humor).
There has been humour in music for a long time, and it seems at the moment that there is resurgence of South African musicians taking a look at themselves and our society and embracing the humour of diversity.
Here are three examples:
Die Antwoord – Zef Side
Jack Parow – Cooler As Ekke
Deep Fried Man – It’s Complicated