Shangaan Electro

Shangaan Electro
Shangaan Electro
Shangaan Electro
  • country:South Africa
  • style(s):World
  • label:Honest Jons, Jiaolong
  • type:Band
  • artist submitted by:Qu Junktions

Line up

  • Betrice Mashila (vocals, dance)
  • Richard Mthetwa (DJ, vocals)
  • Rirhandzu Hlungwani  (vocals, dance)
  • Sjinedo Chauke (vocals, dance)
  • Thomas Tshabalala (vocals, dance)


WOMEX 13 Official Showcase Selection

The world is getting faster all the time and Shangaan Electro provides the soundtrack with clattering keyboard sounds and banging beats of 180+ bpm. The creation of producer, self-made record label mogul and all-round human dynamo, Richard 'Nozinja' Mthetwa, the high-octane, high-speed dance phenomenon spread like a bush-fire around the Soweto street-parties, with young and old propelling themselves into faster dance moves as Nozinja pushed up the beat counts with every new release. Unable to contain itself, a string of viral videos and the 2010 Shangaan Electro compilation released by Honest Jon's, brought international attention and the flamboyant, day-glo spectacular has been lighting up festivals from Glastonbury to Sydney, with Nozinja manning the decks and the clown-masked Tshetsha Boys and vocalists Tiyiselani Vomaseve and Nkata Mawewe dancing and singing their heads off. Literally breathtaking.