Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Sounds Of Soweto

Let's get September off to a slightly belated flyer with a couple of South African dancefloor classics from the late 1980s:

"Jive Soweto" - Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse

"Skorokoro" - Condry Ziqubu

You can probably work out the meaning of "Jive Soweto" yourselves. A "skorokoro" is/was a South African township term for a dilapidated vehicle, which included many of the minibus taxis that used to ply their trade in the days before they were regulated. I couldn't find any Condry Ziqubu clips on YouTube, so instead here is another song about taxis:

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